STMicroelectronics and Hyundai Autron Cooperate to Develop Integrated Products for Next-Generation Vehicles

Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST

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Joint effort will drive innovative engine-train and smart-power products 

Geneva, February 15, 2013 -STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applicationsand a committed automotive semiconductor
supplier since its birth in 1987, announced today that it had reached agreement with Hyundai
Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Group of Korea, to collaborate together to
develop world-class electronic control systems for automotive applications.

ST and Hyundai Autron engineers are beginning the project by targeting semiconductors for
power-train applications and specifically for engine management units. The two companies are
simultaneously exploring expanding the cooperation into other applications. The effort is starting
with using existing ST Application Specific Standard Products in new-generation vehicles expected
to sample later this year; jointly-designed products should begin to appear soon after. 

ST brings its market-tested, reliable automotive technologies, including industry-leading
smart-power technologies, such as BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) to the cooperation. The ST's smart-power
technologies enable effective integration of interface, control, and communication functions
together with the power-driver section and a cost-effective implementation of distributed
intelligence.

"With electronic systems playing an increasing role in precise vehicle control, outstanding
quality and modest cost are both critical to success," said Myunghee Lee, Sr. Vice President of
Hyundai Autron. "As a long-time, leading player in automotive and a reliable partner with a broad
technology portfolio, in-house manufacturing and proven commitment to automotive, ST was a good
fit for us." 

"Hyundai Autron, like ST, is highly focused on quality and value in its products and both
companies believe ST's world-class technology, reliability, manufacturing strength and design
expertise can make a significant contribution to one of the fastest-growing car brands globally,"
said Marco Monti, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, STMicroelectronics Automotive
Product Group. "We are excited to begin our journey with Hyundai Autron and look forward to
helping them achieve their goals."

Notes for Editors

ST's automotive competencies span a broad range of technologies such as its proprietary BCD(TM)
Smartpower; advanced CMOS; embedded flash; VIPowerTM for motor and LED-lighting control, power
discretes (low- and high-voltage silicon, SiC, GaN), CMOS imaging, and MEMS motion sensors used
throughout advanced chassis controls, safety systems and navigation devices. ST has its own
fabrication capacity for automotive for all of these technologies.

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.

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