STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$ 7.40 billion in 2014. 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, and digital ASICs. ST products are found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s lives. 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. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

World Leadership

ST is among the world leaders in a broad range of segments, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet printheads, MEMS Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and sensors, set-top-box and home-gateway SoCs 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 43,600 employees, 11 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 2014 the Company spent about 21% of its revenue in R&D. Among the industry’s most innovative companies, ST owns almost 15,000 patents and pending applications corresponding to over 9,000 patent families, including more than 500 original new patent applications filed in 2014. 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. From its inception, ST 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.

Manufacturing

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.

Sustainability

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.

Contributors to ALMA

Salvatore Rinaudo: Director of CAD & Design Services Department of Industrial and Multisegment Sector of STMicroelectronics. He received the Laurea degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1989. Since 1991, he has been with STMicroelectronics, Catania. He was involved in numerical simulation of semiconductor devices with emphasis on optimization and parameter extraction techniques for process and device design. Since 2000, he has been responsible of Design Methods Developments, covering also Process, Device and Physical Modeling across technologies, designs and data management, Design Services and Knowledge Management. Salvatore is the FP7 SMAC project Coordinator and has been the Project Coordinator of FP7 THERMINATOR, ENIAC END,FP7 MCA IAPP MAnON and FP6 MCA IAP SYMTHECO.

Giuliana Gangemi: Graduated at Catania’s University in Applied Mathematics and, during the same year, joined STMicroelectronics as EDA engineer in a digital design team, whose projects were large 32bits SoCs and where she ended up having the responsibility of CAD Support and Development Manager. Since June 2007 Giuliana has joined the IMS CAD and Design Services Department in order to manage The Transfer of Knowledge and Research Programs and in this role she is technical Work Package leader or Project Manager in many projects where the CAD and Design Services team is involved ( in particular FP7 THERMINATOR, ENIAC END, FP7 MCA IAPP MAnON, FP6 MCA IAP SYMTHECO). Giuliana has also been invited to be part of the Advisory Board of the ERAMIND FP7 project and is currently the FP7 SMAC project.

Cristina Miccoli: Graduated cum laude in Physics (curriculum “Material Physics”) at the University of Catania in 2006. During the Master thesis and the first part of PhD thesis she developed knowledge on solid-state Physics and nano-materials, including: ion implantation, Hall measurements and RBS (Rutherford Back-Scattering) analysis. In 2010 she received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Catania. The Ph.D. thesis title is: “Kinetic and Continuum Charge Transport in GaN-bulk and AlGaN/GaN Heterostructure”. In 2014 she received the award as “Young Innovator Under 35” from Technology Review (the Italian edition of the magazine published by the MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Cristina has been reviewer for several scientific journals: “IEEE Electron Device Letters”, “Solid State Electronics”, “Material Science Forum”, “Journal of Convergence Information Technology”.