STMicroelectronics' Products, Technology, and Executive Recognized as Finalists in EETimes and EDN ACE Awards

STMicroelectronics' Products, Technology, and Executive Recognized as Finalists 
in EETimes and EDN ACE Awards 
FD-SOI Technology Among Finalists for Energy Technology Award 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --   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
Product" finalists.  
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[1], expanding ST's share in the MEMS mobile and handset market
to almost 50%[2], 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(R)
    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 image stabilization;
    
    
--  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 http://ubm-ace.com/. 
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. 
[1] Yole Developpment http://goo.gl/3rkLa
 [2] IHS iSuppli MEMS H2
2012 Special Report: Motion Sensors in Mobile Handsets & Tablets 
ST Finalist in 2013 ACE Awards:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1686294/552713.pdf 
For Press Information Contact: 
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com 
 
 
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