STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics' Innovation Night Recognizes
Successful Cooperation with French Start-ups and SMEs
Paris, June 3, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor
leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications,
today hosted its 2013 Innovation Night, showcasing the successful outcome of
collaboration with innovative French start-ups and SMEs (small and medium
enterprises) in some of ST's focus segments: automotive, fitness and wellness,
home entertainment, industrial applications and mobile.
The following companies, which represent the geographic and industrial
diversity of France's innovation clusters, were distinguished for their
collaboration with ST:
· Actia (HQ: Toulouse; CEO: Christian Desmoulins) specialises in
designing, manufacturing and diagnostics for embedded systems in small to
medium production run vehicles. Its automotive equipment includes a broad
range of ST power control and automotive components, such as VIPower,
microcontrollers, and MOS transistors.
· Gys (HQ: Laval; CEO: Bruno Bouygues) is a family-owned manufacturing
group that engineers, designs and sells arc welding, collision repair and
automotive-battery equipment. Its welding machines use ST microcontrollers as
well as a large number of power management and industrial control components
like IGBT drivers, MOS transistors, and Schottky diodes.
· HAPILABS (HQ: Hong Kong; CEO: Fabrice Boutain) helps individuals in
the 21st century take control of their HAPIness, health and fitness through
applications and mobile connected devices. The HAPIfork, which helps consumers
monitor and track their eating habits, uses an ST accelerometer and a
magnetometer module, as well as an STM32 microcontroller.
· IS2T (HQ: Nantes; CEO: Fred Rivard) is a software editor providing
innovative solutions for designing embedded software applications. IS2T runs
Java on ST's STM32F4 secure microcontroller family for applications in smart
· NetAtmo (HQ: Paris; CEO: Fred Potter) designs and manufactures
products that monitor the weather and environment. It was awarded three Design
and Engineering Awards at CES 2013 for its Urban Weather Station, which uses
ST's STM32 microcontrollers, MEMS microphones and pressure sensors.
· TazTag (HQ: Rennes; R&D Director: Ismail Sabry) provides secure
contactless technology combined with biometric user authentication. It offers
a complete range of mobile devices enabling access to both payment and
non-payment secure services in different environments. ST provides the NFC
(Near Field Communication) chip and secure element on which biometric data,
personal data and applications are stored.
· WyPlay (HQ: Marseille; CEO: Jacques Bourgnignaud) creates home-media
software solutions for leading pay TV operators, which are supported by the
whole range of set-top-box chips developed by ST.
"These French companies, whether they are start-ups or more established SMEs
with a history of collaboration with ST, are the very best example of the
pervasion of ST components and technology in our everyday life. ST is proud to
help them create great, innovative products and grow their business globally,"
said Paul Grimme, Executive Vice President and General Manager Sales &
Marketing for the EMEA region, STMicroelectronics.
To find out more information about the companies recognized at ST's 2013
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spectrum of sense and power technologies and multimedia convergence
applications. 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
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