STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics' Products, Technology, and Executive
Recognized as Finalists in EETimes and EDN ACE Awards
FD-SOI Technology among Finalists for Energy Technology Award
Geneva, March 19, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, today announced that it had earned six selections as finalist
from the 2013 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards presented by
EETimes and EDN, two of the most prominent trade-media sources in electronics.
In addition to recognizing a new technology and one of ST's top executives,
the editors of EETimes and EDN chose 4 ST products among the "Ultimate
In the Energy Technology category, ST's Fully Depleted-Silicon-on-Insulator
(FD-SOI) process technology was recognized, in part, for its ability to reduce
carbon emissions on two separate fronts. First, manufacturing FD-SOI requires
15% fewer process steps than equivalent bulk silicon technologies, providing
directly measurable benefits in terms of less energy used per wafer produced.
Then, more importantly, products manufactured with FD-SOI technology can show
energy savings between 20 and 50%, depending on the balance customers choose
between energy savings and greater performance.
In the Executive of the Year category, Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of ST's Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group delivered
outstanding results despite extremely challenging market conditions. While the
semiconductor market shrank by 2%, Vigna's combination of technical expertise
(>150 patents), astute marketing vision, and management skills inspired his
team to excellent growth that included opening the $1 billion MEMS sales
club^, expanding ST's share in the MEMS mobile and handset market to almost
50%^, and blasting past the 3 billion units shipped milestone.
ST also earned finalist status for the recognition of "Ultimate Products" for
four of its products:
· In the Processors category, for the STM32F3 family of ARM®
Cortex(TM) M microcontrollers optimized for efficient handling and processing
of mixed signals in circuits such as three-phase motor controls, biometrics
and industrial sensor outputs or audio filters;
· In the Development Kit category, for the M24LR Discovery Kit
energy-harvesting development kit that contains everything to start designing
battery-free electronic applications capable of exchanging data with
NFC-enabled smartphones or RFID reader-writers;
· In the Sensors category, for the market's first dual-core gyroscope
capable of handling large-scale user-motion recognition and small-scale camera
· In the Interfaces category, for the "Mystique" high-speed
active-protocol bi-directional converters for managing audio and video signals
between DisplayPort and HDMI, the two most common digital-display interface
technologies used in computer and consumer electronics.
The Winners will be announced by the editors of EETimes and EDN at an Awards
Event taking place on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30p at The Sainte Claire Hotel
during DESIGN West. For information on attending the awards event please visit
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.
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ST Finalist in 2013 ACE Awards
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