Earns Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Device of the Year honors

Earns Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Device of the Year honors

GENEVA, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, has been selected by MEMS Industry Group and
affiliated voters as the Company of the Year for its continuing success in
growing its MEMS business, expanding its product line, and demonstrating
industry leadership and vision. Adding to ST's Company of the Year
recognition, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST's Analog, MEMS
& Sensors Group, Benedetto Vigna, was acknowledged as Executive of the Year,
and the LSM303C 2mmx2mm e-Compass captured Device of the Year recognition.

Vigna's selection acknowledges his leadership in building ST's MEMS business
beyond the $1 billion per year revenue threshold - the first company to
achieve that success - and driving the expansion of the use of MEMS technology
into new markets and applications. His managerial achievements are
complemented by his technical contributions, where he holds more than 150

The company's very compact e-Compass accurately detects the direction and
magnitude of external magnetic fields, using an accelerometer to compensate
for tilt, ensuring a very accurate compass heading even when portable devices
are inclined. As the world's smallest e-Compass, the LSM303C is ideal for use
in all smartphones and innovative context-sensitive devices used throughout
the home, workplace, and in wellness and leisure activities. Moreover, when
used together with ST's MEMS gyroscopes, it can support even more advanced
movement and position-related functionality.

The presentation of the first annual Innovation in MEMS Awards took place
Friday, November 8^th at MEMS Executive Congress, the key annual conference
and networking event organized by MEMS Industry Group.

"There is no higher form of praise than recognition by one's peers, and that
is certainly true of ST-which earned an astounding three out of a possible six
MEMS Innovation Awards through votes cast by MEMS Industry Group member
companies and partners," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS
Industry Group. "ST's achievements as a company, the tremendous contributions
of Benedetto Vigna, and the company's LSM303C 2mmx2mm e-Compass are all
deserving winners. We are so pleased to recognize ST as a multiple

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.

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