STMicroelectronics Named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global

STMicroelectronics Named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, was named a Thomson Reuters
2012 Top 100 Global Innovator this week, recognizing its achievements
as one of the world's most innovative companies. The program, an
initiative of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, honors
corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart
of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related
The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is
based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant
success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as
evidenced by citations. 
"Innovation in semiconductors creates value by dramatically improving
people's lives; its influence is seen everywhere, in all our daily
activities: in smart consumer devices, healthcare and wellness
applications, energy management and saving, as well as data security
and protection. The opportunity for ST lies in managing our large
portfolio of technologies and IP to continuously push limits and meet
and anticipate market needs," said Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO
of STMicroelectronics. "With over 21,000 patents, its dedicated
people working in R&D globally, and a structure that encourages the
conception and implementation of innovative ideas, ST continues to
break new ground, open new markets, and foster economic growth for
itself and the world." 
The Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator peer-reviewed
methodology was executed using the Thomson Reuters Derwent World
Patents Index(R) (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index(TM),
Quadrilateral Patent Index(TM), and Thomson Innovation(R), the IP and
intelligence collaboration platform. Comparative financial analysis
was done using the Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics Deal-Making
"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and
technological advancement," said David Brown, managing director,
Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. "We congratulate the Thomson Reuters
2012 Top 100 Global Innovator companies and their leaders for
recognizing the important role innovation plays in the successes of
today and of tomorrow." 
Thomson Reuters 2012 Top100 Global Innovators: 

--  Added 124,214 new jobs over their prior year employment figures
--  Outperformed the S&P 500 by three percent in their market cap
    weighted average revenue (15 percent versus 12 percent)
--  Spent four percent more on market cap weighted R&D than the
    S&P 500 (11 percent versus seven percent)
--  Included academic institutions and government entities for the first
--  The semiconductor and electrical components industry continued to lead
    in 2012, with 18 representative companies, 29 percent more than in

To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global
Innovator program, go to  
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power
technologies and multimedia convergence applications. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at 
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