STMicroelectronics : Game-Changing Semiconductor Technology from STMicroelectronics Takes Prestigious ACE Award

       STMicroelectronics : Game-Changing Semiconductor Technology from
                STMicroelectronics Takes Prestigious ACE Award

      Several ST products and top executive also recognized as finalists

Geneva, April 25, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, today announced that its Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator
(FD-SOI) technology was honored with the Energy Technology Award at a ceremony
for the 2013 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, presented by
EETimes and EDN, two of the most prominent trade-media sources in electronics.
The ACE Awards honor the people and companies behind the technologies and
products that are changing the world of electronics and shaping the way we
work, live, and play.

Ready for manufacturing now, FD-SOI process technology is a faster, simpler
and cooler upgrade to traditional semiconductor manufacturing at process nodes
of 28nm and below. The technology was recognized in the Energy Technology
category because of its ability to reduce energy consumption and carbon
emissions in two ways: First, manufacturing FD-SOI requires 15% fewer process
steps than equivalent traditional silicon technologies and far less than
complex alternatives to achieve similar performance, thereby using less energy
per wafer produced. Moreover, products manufactured using FD-SOI technology
show energy savings between 20 and 50%, making end-user devices run cooler and
last longer.

In accepting the award, Executive Vice President of Front-End Manufacturing &
Process R&D, Digital Sector Joel Hartmann said, "The Energy Technology Award
confirms that FD-SOI is a game-changing technology that addresses the
low-power and high-performance needs of the market. It also empowers
chipmakers to deliver products meeting the dual benchmark of industry-beating
"performance per watt" and "performance per watt per dollar."

Among ST's other finalists for the ACE Awards, Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of ST's Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group was
considered for Executive of the Year for his having inspired his team to
excellent growth and expanding ST's share in the MEMS mobile and handset
market to almost 50%^[1], even while the semiconductor market shrank by 2%.

Four of ST's products earned finalist status as "Ultimate Products": the
STM32F3 family of ARM Cortex M microcontrollers in the Processors category,
the M24LR Discovery Kit energy-harvesting development kit in the Development
Kit category, the market's first dual-core gyroscope in the Sensors category,
and the "Mystique" high-speed active-protocol bi-directional converters in the
Interfaces category.

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
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[1] IHS iSuppli MEMS H2 2012 Special Report: Motion Sensors in Mobile Handsets
& Tablets

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