Groundbreaking Chip Manufacturing Technology from STMicroelectronics Receives Innovation Management Award from BearingPoint and

Groundbreaking Chip Manufacturing Technology from STMicroelectronics Receives
Innovation Management Award from BearingPoint and L'Expansion

ST's Fully Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology recognized as a
major breakthrough in the pursuit of silicon-chip miniaturization

GENEVA, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, today announced it has won a prestigious
BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI technology in the
"Innovation Ecosystem" category.

Over the past 50 years, the semiconductor industry's efforts to meet the
growing demand for computing power have followed Moore's Law, which recognized
that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately
every two years. But as electronic circuits get smaller and smaller, chip
manufacturers have run into basic physical scaling issues in transistor design
that have now limited performance. A major breakthrough in the pursuit of
miniaturization of electronic circuits, ST's Fully Depleted
Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology has proven its ability to deliver
about 30% higher speed and 30% improvement in energy consumption for the chips
that power today's digital electronic equipment. FD-SOI can bring
significantly lower consumption to all the devices associated with the
creation, transmission, storage and consumption of digital content from the
network to the mobile device, helping not only to improve the quality of life
of the people who use them, but also addressing major societal challenges in
energy saving.

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy serving
clients in more than 70 countries together with its global consulting network.
BearingPoint combines industry, operational and technology skills with
relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each
client's individual challenges.

For the 6th edition, the Innovation Management Awards were organized by
BearingPoint in collaboration with the editorial board of the French magazine
L'Expansion^[1] and the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, a prestigious French school
of engineering. Based on inputs from 360 decision makers (companies and public
bodies), 60 applications were proposed this year. From these, twenty-three
cases that illustrate the best practices of innovation in management were
submitted to a jury of experts who rewarded a winning company in each of the
four categories.

"STMicroelectronics strategically chose to include multiple partners at the
earliest stages of their R&D program. This is most remarkable! This new
digital technology was then positioned as being faster in a very competitive
market," said Eric Falque, President of BearingPoint France-Benelux.

"We are honored to be distinguished by BearingPoint, L'Expansion and the Ecole
des Ponts ParisTech. The fruit of scientific research, strategic vision and
long-standing determination, faster, cooler and simpler FD-SOI technology
strengthens ST's role in shaping the future of the microelectronics industry,"
declared Georges Penalver, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy
Officer, STMicroelectronics. "This award, like our success in delivering
FD-SOI, is a major achievement for ST, its employees and its partners."

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

For further information, please contact:

Nelly Dimey
Director, Corporate Media and Public Relations
Tel: +33 1 58 07 77 85

[1]L'Expansion is a French monthly business magazine published by
L'Express-Roularta Group. Readership: 1.7 million people every month.

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