Incorporated in 1987, STMicroelectronics N.V. is Europe’s largest independent semiconductor producer. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the brand maintains ISO 5001 certified manufacturing, assembly, and testing facilities in Italy, France, Malta, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Morocco, and China. The company has over 100,000 customers across the globe and serves them with 45,000 skilled and dedicated employees.
ST’s vast and diverse portfolio includes cutting-edge general purpose and discrete components, application-specific integrated circuits, and full and semi-custom devices. Primarily, the corporation fabricates products for automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), and personal electronics companies.
The manufacturer is focused on designing and making technologies, products, and ecosystems that address its customers’ needs. The company dedicates 16 percent of its annual revenue to developing new solutions and employs 7,800 R&D staffers to further its pursuit of innovation.
ST has also forged partnerships with leading research labs across the world to expand the depth of its technological resources.
Recently, the company made two strategic acquisitions to increase its knowledge base and catalog in two crucial areas. The corporation snapped up French fabless semiconductor firm, BeSpoon, to gain access to its state-of-the-art ultra-wideband (UWB) communications technology. The company also added Canadian cellular IoT solutions provider Riot Micro’s assets to its portfolio.
In 2020, the brand introduced a host of products that will make the world a more connected and secure place. The firm’s STEVAL-IDB008V1M BLE 5.5 evaluation platform enables manufacturers to create robust smart factory and building networks. The company’s ST25R3920 automotive NFC reader will pave the way for the next generation of digital car keys. And its EVL150W-HVSL LED-driver evaluation board empowers designers to create highly efficient LED streetlamps.
Though most people will never see them with the naked eye, ST’s products will continue to drive the globe’s most innovative products, tools, and systems.