STMicroelectronics' Innovation Night Recognizes Successful Cooperation With French Start-ups and SMEs

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
    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
--  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
    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 "Innovation Night": 
About STMicroelectronics 
 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  
STMicroelectronics Innovation Night:  
For further information, please contact: 
Nelly Dimey 
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: +33 1 58 07 77 85 
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