STMicroelectronics Showcases Its Latest Products and Technologies Augmenting the Mobile Experience for Consumers

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:33am EST

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  GENEVA, Feb 26 (Marketwire) -- 
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a key
enabler of many of the innovations that have already transformed the
world of mobile devices, will present its rich offer of products and
technologies, available now, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on
February 25-28 at Hall 7, Booth E110. 

    ST's new strategy addresses the wireless market, focusing on the
fastest-growing segments and leveraging the already established strong
customer relationships with the major wireless players in the industry.
These growing segments -- Sensors, Imaging and Opto, MCUs, Standard
Logic, Display Drivers, and Discretes -- are projected to grow at a
compound annual rate of nearly 17% over the next 4 years, almost 40%
faster than the rest of the mobile handset and media tablet market,
according to market-research firm IHS.[1] ST's new efforts build on the
Company's earlier successes in enabling important innovations for
portable electronics in areas as varied as power management, gesture
sensing, security and imaging.

    Illustrating the breadth and depth of its portfolio, ST's demos cover
five key themes in the mobile world: 

--  Sensing, where ST will build on its position as the world's leading
    manufacturer[2] of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices and
    will also introduce a revolutionary proximity detector that cures
    smartphone hang-ups;
--  Security, where ST's Near Field Communication and related Secure
    Elements provide the optimum solutions for mobile payments, mobile
    ticketing, securing personal data or interacting with equipment. A
    demo will highlight ST's Secure Element hosting Google Wallet in Nexus
--  Sharing and interaction, where the world's smallest and most efficient
    image-projection engine uses red, blue and green lasers and MEMS
    micro-mirrors to project amazing images from a mobile device to any
--  Energy management; where ST's unique energy-harvesting EEPROM and
    other demos will emphasize the Company's commitment to minimizing
    power consumption; and
--  Enhanced audio experience, where industry-unique audio engines and
    MEMS microphones extend boundaries of innovation in personal audio to
    realize a new generation of superior-sounding active
    noise-cancellation headsets and smart audio accessories.


ST will also demonstrate the superior performance of its
ground-breaking FD-SOI (Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator) technology
at 28nm that is not only faster than the equivalent bulk CMOS technology
but also much simpler to manufacture and allows consumer devices to run
cooler and faster. 

    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

    [1] IHS iSuppli: AMFT 4Q'12
 [2] IHS iSuppli: MEMS Competitive Analysis

    ST at MWC 2013: 


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