Friday, August 31, 2012
STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company and is a leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivaled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence trends. The Company currently offers over 3,000 main types of products to more than 1,500 customers, including Alcatel, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Philips, Seagate Technology, Siemens, Sony, Thomson and Western Digital. The ST group was formed in June 1987 as a result of the merger between SGS Microelettronica of Italy and Thomson Semiconducteurs of France. In May 1998, the company changed its name from SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics to STMicroelectronics. The group totals more than 43,000 employees, 16 advanced research and development units, 39 design and application centers, 17 main manufacturing sites and 88 sales offices in 31 countries.ST's technical, marketing and manufacturing strengths are matched and further enhanced by an unswerving commitment to Total Quality and Environmental Management (TQEM) that has earned prestigious awards around the world.