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STMicroelectronics Encourages China’s Next Generation of Engineers; Launches 2012 Design Contest in China

Competition set to spur the creation of innovative MEMS-sensing applications

Beijing, China /

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications,1 today launched the 2012 iNEMO Design Contest, an open competition for students and young engineers in China to design innovative applications built around ST’s award-winning2 iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology.

ST's iNEMO is a unique evaluation and development tool that offers up to 10 degrees of freedom, combining 3-axis linear acceleration, 3-axis angular rate and 3-axis motion sensing through a magnetic field, together with barometric/altitude readings, managed by an STM32 32-bit microcontroller. The integration of multiple sensors with processing capabilities, dedicated software and wireless connectivity in a single platform enables leaps in functionality and performance in a wide variety of applications, including Gaming, Human Machine Interface, Robotics, Portable Navigation Devices, and Patient Monitoring.

“Building upon the success achieved in the previous year, when nearly 100 students and young engineers in China submitted 57 designs to the 2011 iNEMO contest, we have continued to witness innovation and creativity among young students and engineers in China,” said Patrick Boulaud, STMicroelectronics Regional Vice President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors, Greater China and South Asia Region “This year’s contest enables ST to continue to drive MEMS industry growth with its innovation capabilities and commitment to developing and cultivating talent among university students and young engineers around the world. The iNEMO Design Contest in China is yet another example of how ST demonstrates its commitment to global innovation and excellence.”

The iNEMO Design Contest will run in China until November, 22 2012 and offers total prizes in excess of RMB62,000 to the six most successful iNEMO design concepts, evaluated on their functionality and practicality, implementation, creativity, presentation and final demonstration.

As a one-stop MEMS supplier offering a comprehensive portfolio of micro-machined accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, magnetic sensors and microphones, ST announced its cumulative total shipment of two billion MEMS sensors in February 2012, confirming its top position in MEMS devices for consumer and portable applications.

For more information for registration, please visit http://2012inemo.eccn.com

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1 IHS iSuppli: H2 2011 Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker, February 2012
2 iNEMO has received a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and a Computerworld Honors recognition
3 1x RMB20,000 (1st place); 1x RMB10,000 (2nd place); 2x RMB8.000 (3rd place); 2x RMB8,000 (Special Award)

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