Game-Changing Semiconductor Technology From STMicroelectronics Takes Prestigious ACE Award

Game-Changing Semiconductor Technology From STMicroelectronics Takes 
Prestigious ACE Award 
Several ST Products and Top Executive Also Recognized as Finalists 
GENEVA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 --   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 ST can be found at www.st.com. 
(1) IHS iSuppli MEMS H2 2012 Special Report: Motion Sensors in Mobile
Handsets & Tablets 
FD-SOI Takes ACE Award: http://hugin.info/152740/R/1696165/558518.pdf 
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For Press Information Contact:
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com 
 
 
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