Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was recognized as among the world's most innovative companies in being named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator for the third consecutive year. This prestigious award recognizes companies around the world for their outstanding commitment to innovation, the protection of ideas and the commercialization of inventions.
The Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators report analyzed patent data related to filing success, invention influence, global scope and patent volume over a five-year period.
Thomson Reuters Top100 Global Innovators:
- Spent U.S. $208 billion on R&D in 2013; On a year-over-year basis, Top 100 Global Innovators increased their total R&D spending by nearly 17 percent.
- Were led by the Semiconductor and Electronic Components industry which, including ST, had 21 representative companies on this year's list.
To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to www.top100innovators.com.
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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
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