Game-Changing Semiconductor Technology from STMicroelectronics Takes Prestigious ACE AwardSeveral ST products and top executive also recognized as finalists
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that its Fully-Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology was honored with the Energy Technology Award at a ceremony for the 2013 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, presented by EETimes and EDN, two of the most prominent trade-media sources in electronics. The ACE Awards honor the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics and shaping the way we work, live, and play.
In accepting the award, Executive Vice President of Front-End Manufacturing & Process R&D, Digital Sector Joel Hartmann said, “The Energy Technology Award confirms that FD-SOI is a game-changing technology that addresses the low-power and high-performance needs of the market. It also empowers chipmakers to deliver products meeting the dual benchmark of industry-beating “performance per watt” and “performance per watt per dollar.”
Among ST’s other finalists for the ACE Awards, Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group was considered for Executive of the Year for his having inspired his team to excellent growth and expanding ST’s share in the MEMS mobile and handset market to almost 50%1 , even while the semiconductor market shrank by 2%.
Four of ST’s products earned finalist status as “Ultimate Products”: the STM32F3 family of ARM Cortex M microcontrollers in the Processors category, the M24LR Discovery Kit energy-harvesting development kit in the Development Kit category, the market’s first dual-core gyroscope in the sensors category, and the “Mystique” high-speed active-protocol bi-directional converters in the Interfaces category.
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