STMicroelectronics Re-asserts its MEMS Patent Leadership and Requests International Trade Commission Investigation of InvenSense
On February 27th, 2013, the district court granted InvenSense’s request for a stay of proceedings pending the USPTO’s reexamination. ST is confident in the validity of its patents and is eager to resume the district court proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
“While we welcome fair competition, ST cannot tolerate continued infringement of our strong and unique patent portfolio, which is the result of more than 15 years of intensive R&D efforts and substantial investment, to bring competitive and innovative solutions to customers worldwide,” said Bob Krysiak, President and Chief Executive Officer of STMicroelectronics, Inc.
With more than 800 MEMS-related patents and patent applications worldwide, including more than 350 in the US, ST is the acknowledged world leader in motion, environmental, audio, and micro-fluidic MEMS, and leads the way towards intelligent and independent sensing devices. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of micro-machined accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, magnetic sensors, and microphones— together with its manufacturing and packaging prowess and ability to integrate multi-sensor combos with on-board signal processing, control functions, sensor-fusion algorithms, and wireless connectivity—aim to open new horizons in consumer electronics, healthcare, environmental sciences, and many other domains.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. 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, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2012, the Company’s net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.