STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$ 6.90 billion in 2015, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. 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.
ST is increasingly focusing its R&D and Marketing efforts on:
- Smart Driving, enabled by digitalization and electrification
- The Internet of Things, including portable and wearable systems as well as smart home, city, food & farming, and industry applications.
The Sense and Power segment encompasses MEMS and sensors, smart power, power discrete, and advanced analog products. The Automotive portfolio covers all key application areas from powertrain, car safety and ADAS to car body and infotainment. The Embedded Processing Solutions include microcontrollers, digital consumer and imaging products, and digital ASICs.
ST products are found everywhere nanoelectronics makes a positive and innovative contribution to people’s lives: from power management and energy savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, industrial power and smart factory, in the home, car and office, at work and at play. Since its creation, ST has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D and has 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. Almost 20% of its employees work in R&D and product design and in 2015 the Company spent about 21% of its revenue in R&D. STMicroelectronics was one of the first global industrial companies to recognize the importance of environmental responsibility and, over the past 15 years, the ST’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.
ST has a strong focus on delivering solutions that help enrich people’s lives, make society work better, and protect
the planet. The Company’s world-class products and technologies serve to:
- enable the convergence of multimedia and communication in smart consumer devices that help people interact anywhere, anytime;
- 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 many different fields, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet printheads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for portable and consumer devices, MPEG decoders and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals and wireless.
Research & Development and Manufacturing
Since its creation, ST has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D and is one of the industry’s most innovative companies. Among the industry’s most innovative companies, ST owns over 21,500 patents and pending patent applications. ST’s process technology portfolio includes advanced CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) logic including embedded memory variants, mixed-signal, analog and power processes. ST has a worldwide network of front-end (wafer fabrication) and back-end (assembly and test and packaging) plants. ST has established a worldwide network of strategic alliances, including product development with key customers, technology development with customers and other semiconductor manufacturers, and equipment- and CAD- development alliances with major suppliers. These industrial partnerships are complemented by a wide range of research programs conducted with leading universities and research institutes around the world, in addition to playing a key role in Europe’s advanced technology research programs such as PENTA (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics), a successor to CATRENE, and industry associations such as AENEAS (European Nanoelectronics Initiative) and ARTEMIS-IA (Embedded Computing Systems Initiative).