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STMicroelectronics Makes Analog 130nm H9A CMOS Process Available Through CMP

STMicroelectronics Makes Analog 130nm H9A CMOS Process Available Through CMP 
Semiconductor Technology Leaders ST and CMP Help Universities,
Research Labs and Companies Prototype Next Generation of
Systems-on-Chip 
ROUSSET, FRANCE and GRENOBLE, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- 
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets(R))
today announced that ST's H9A CMOS process (at 130nm lithography
node), which offers a large panel of analog and digital devices, is
now available for prototyping to universities, research labs and
design companies through the silicon brokerage services provided by
CMP. The diffusion of the silicon wafers will take place at the ST
plant in Rousset, near Aix-en-Provence (France). ST is releasing this
process technology to third parties as a foundry service for a
well-established analog platform and for new developments in the More
than Moore applications such as energy harvesting, autonomous
intelligence, and home-automation integrated systems. 
The introduction in CMP's catalogue of ST's H9A (and its derivative
H9A_EH) process builds on the successful collaboration that has
allowed universities and design firms to access leading-edge and
previous CMOS generations including 28nm CMOS, 45nm (introduced in
2008), 65nm (introduced in 2006), 90nm (introduced in 2004), and
130nm (introduced in 2003) through the ST Site of Crolles. CMP's
clients also have access to 28nm FD-SOI, 65nm SOI and 130nm SOI
(Silicon-On-Insulator), as well as 130nm SiGe processes from
STMicroelectronics. More than 200 universities and companies have
received the design rules and design kits for the ST 65nm bulk and
SOI CMOS processes. Since CMP started offering the ST 28nm CMOS bulk
technology in 2011, some 100+ universities and microelectronics
companies have received the design rules and design kits, and 30+
integrated circuits (ICs) have already been manufactured. Since CMP
introduced the 28nm FD-SOI, 30+ universities and microelectronics
companies have received the design rules and design kits. 
"There has been a great interest in designing ICs using these
processes, with about 300 projects having been designed in 90nm
(phased out in 2009), and more than 350 already in bulk 65nm," said
Bernard Courtois, Director of CMP. "In addition, more than 60
pro
jects have already been designed in 65nm SOI and many top
universities in Europe, USA/Canada and Asia have already taken
advantage of the collaboration between CMP and ST." 
The CMP multi-project wafer service allows organizations to obtain
small quantities -- typically from a few dozens to a few thousand
units -- of advanced ICs. H9A design rules and design kits are now
available for universities and microelectronics companies and the
first requests are already being answered. A run is forecast for
September 2013 to carry the first contributions.  
ST will propose ULP/ULQC devices (Ultra Low Power, Ultra Low
Quiescent Current) in the next Design Kit (DK) generations as this is
a requirement for harvesting low-energy sources and for long-life
autonomous intelligent systems. One of the world's most advanced
200mm wafer plants, ST's Rousset site has become a center of
excellence that provides a technology designed for low consumption
and slow duty cycles and attracts innovating contributions and
collaborations from the academic research environment. While
providing additional features in the near future, compatibility with
current DK and process will be granted regardless of the technology
evolutions in order to keep a stable offer and allow medium- and
long-term planning to interested universities and design firms. 
The cost of the H9A CMOS process has been fixed to 2200 Euro/mm^2. 
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and
automotive products and embedded processing solutions. 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
life.augmented. 
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
About CMP
 CMP is a broker in ICs and MEMS for prototyping and low
volume production. Circuits are fabricated for Universities, Research
Laboratories and Industrial Companies. Advanced industrial
technologies are available in CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe BiCMOS, High
Voltage, FD-SOI down to 20nm, pHEMT GaAs, and MEMS etc. CMP
distributes and supports several CAD software tools for both
Industrial Companies and Universities. Since 1981, more than 1000
Institutions from 70 countries have been served, more than 6,000
projects have been prototyped through 700 runs, and 60 different
technologies have been interfaced. For more information, visit:
http://cmp.imag.fr 
ST H9A CMOS Available from CMP:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1683654/551081.pdf  
For Press Information Contact: 
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com 
CMP
Bernard Courtois
+33 4 76 57 46 15
Bernard.Courtois@imag.fr