STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor company with net revenues of US$ 6.97 billion in 2016. ST is a world leader in providing solutions that makes a positive contribution to people’s lives, serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things by getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
ST’s products are found everywhere today and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter homes, factories and cities, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices by leveraging our vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength.
Research & Development and Manufacturing are key focus area for the Company. In fact in order to keep its technology edge, ST has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D from the beginning with approximately 7,500 people working in R&D and product design, spending about 19% of its revenue in R&D in 2016. ST owns and continuously refreshes a substantial patent library (16,000 owned patents in 9,500 patent families and 500 new patent filings in 2016).
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), differentiated Imaging technologies, RF-SOI (RF Silicon-On-Insulator), Bi-CMOS, BCD (Bipolar, CMOS, DMOS), Silicon Carbide and MEMS technologies.
Sustainability has been a guiding principle for STMicroelectronics for more than 20 years and we have been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2000. As a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) we participate in the collective efforts of the industry to find solutions to our biggest sustainability challenges, such as conflict minerals, environmental protection, social issues, health and safety. Our values are indeed set out in our Company’s Code of Conduct and our Sustainability Strategy ensures that our programs are aligned with our business priorities and stakeholders’ expectations.