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STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics Makes Analog 130nm H9A CMOS Process Available Through CMP

 STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics Makes Analog 130nm H9A CMOS Process
                            Available Through CMP

   Semiconductor technology leaders ST and CMP help universities, research
       labsand companies prototype next generation of Systems-on-Chip

                                      

Rousset and Grenoble, France, 7 March, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM)
and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets®) 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 projects 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/mm².

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

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
ST H9A CMOS Available from CMP

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