STMicroelectronics' Innovation Night Recognizes Successful Cooperation With
French Start-ups and SMEs
PARIS -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- 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
-- 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
-- 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 home products.
-- NetAtmo (HQ: Paris; CEO: Fred Potter) designs and manufactures
products that monitor the weather and environment. It was awarded
three Design and Engineering Awards a
t CES 2013 for its Urban Weather
Station, which uses ST's STM32 microcontrollers, MEMS microphones and
-- 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 "Innovation Night":
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the 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 technology to get more from life, ST stands for
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
STMicroelectronics Innovation Night:
For further information, please contact:
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: +33 1 58 07 77 85
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