STMircroelectronics 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. ST focuses its product strategy on sense and power technologies, automotive products, and embedded-processing solutions. ST products are found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to peoples’s lives. ST is among the world leaders in a broad range of segments, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet printheads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), MPEG decoders and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals, and chips for wireless and mobile applications.
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 indusry’s most innovative companies, ST owns about 16.000 patents, about 9.000 patent families and 598 new filings. The company draws on a rich pool of chip fabrication technologies. From its inception, ST established a strong culture of partnership and throuch the years has created a worldwide network of strategic alliances with key customers, suppliers, competitors, and leading universities and research institutes around the world. Today, ST has active and productive partnerships with, among others; the ISDA (International Semiconductor Development Alliance) for the development of next-generation CMOS technologies and within Europe’s advanced technology research programs CATRENE and ENIAC.