STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$ 8.08 billion in 2013. Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions by leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength.
Product Segments and Served Markets
ST focuses its product strategy on sense and power technologies, automotive products, and embedded-processing solutions. The Sense and Power segment encompasses MEMS and sensors, power discrete, and advanced analog products. The Automotive portfolio covers all key application areas from powertrain and safety to car body and infotainment. The Embedded Processing Solutions include microcontrollers, digital consumer and imaging products, application processors and digital ASICs.
ST products are found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's lives. The Company’s world-class products and technologies serve to:
- deliver compelling multimedia experiences to consumers anytime, anywhere – in the home, in the car, and on the go;
- increase energy efficiency all along the energy chain, from power generation to distribution and consumption;
- provide all aspects of data security and protection;
and contribute to helping people live longer and better by enabling emerging healthcare and wellness applications.
ST is among the world leaders in a broad range of segments, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet printheads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), MPEG decoders and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals, and chips for wireless and mobile applications.
Who We Are
STMicroelectronics was created in 1987 by the merger of two long-established semiconductor companies, SGS Microelettronica of Italy and Thomson Semiconducteurs of France, and has been publicly traded since 1994; its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: STM), on Euronext Paris, and on Borsa Italiana.
The group has approximately 45,000 employees, 12 main manufacturing sites, advanced research and development centers in 10 countries, and sales offices all around the world.
Corporate Headquarters, as well as the headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, (EMEA) are in Geneva. The Company’s Americas Headquarters are in Coppell (Texas); those for Greater China and South Asia are based in Shanghai; and Japanese and Korean operations are headquartered in Tokyo.
Research & Development
Since its creation, ST has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D. Almost one fifth of its employees work in R&D and product design and in 2013 the Company spent about 22% of its revenue in R&D(1). Among the industry’s most innovative companies, ST owns about 16,000 patents, about 9,000 patent families and 598 new filings. The Company draws on a rich pool of chip fabrication technologies, including advanced FD-SOI (Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator) CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor), mixed-signal, analog and power processes, and is a partner in the International Semiconductor Development Alliance (ISDA) for the development of next-generation CMOS technologies.
To provide its customers with an independent, secure and cost-effective manufacturing machine, ST operates a worldwide network of front-end (wafer fabrication) and back-end (assembly and test and packaging) plants. ST’s principal wafer fabs are located in Agrate Brianza and Catania (Italy), Crolles, Rousset and Tours (France), and in Singapore. The wafer fabs are complemented by world-class assembly-and-test facilities located in China, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, the Philippines and Singapore.
From its inception, ST established a strong culture of partnership and through the years has created a worldwide network of strategic alliances with key customers, suppliers, competitors, and leading universities and research institutes around the world. Today, ST has active and productive partnerships with, among others, the ISDA (International Semiconductor Development Alliance) in process technology and within Europe’s advanced technology research programs CATRENE and ENIAC.
STMicroelectronics was one of the first global industrial companies to recognize the importance of environmental responsibility and, over the past 15 years, the Company’s sites have received more than 100 awards for excellence in all areas of Sustainability, from quality and product responsibility to corporate governance, social issues, employee health and safety, and environmental protection. Our approach to sustainability is set out in ST’s Principles for Sustainable Excellence, while our performance is reported in detail in our annual Sustainability Reports.