SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been named the MEMS Manufacturer of the Year at the MEMS World Summit, a leading MEMS Manufacturing Conference gathering the top executives in the Worldwide MEMS Manufacturing Industry. The event took place in Shanghai on July 25-26, 2016.
The prestigious recognition from the advisory board members of the MEMS World Summit, which consists of leading research institutes, leading Equipment Manufacturers and MEMS Manufacturers, underlines ST's position as an industry leader with 11 billion MEMS sensors shipped to date and the only company with the expertise to cover the full range of micro-machined silicon devices that include both sensors and micro-actuators. In naming ST, the jury highlighted the significant role of ST's high-efficiency 6-axis MEMS sensor modules in driving the transformation of smartphones into intelligent personal assistants as one of the key winning factors. Other high-score criteria for ST included product development, revenue, and company culture.
"ST has always been a leader in MEMS and we want to recognize their continued presence at the top. The evaluating criteria for selecting this year's winner were also based on factors such as revenue, product development, company culture, and company awareness," said Salah Nasri, Advisory Board Chair of MEMS World Summit.
"The performance of 6-axis MEMS sensor modules, which have become a key building block of today's consumer and IoT devices, has enabled new features in smartphones and more broadly new user experiences," said Andrea Onetti, Group VP and General Manager, MEMS Sensors Division, STMicroelectronics. "ST is honored to receive this award as we strive to bring continuous innovation to the development and deployment of MEMS technologies for a variety of fields, including industrial and automotive."
Andrea Onetti collected the Award on behalf of ST at the MEMS World Summit's Gala Dinner.
ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices.
By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2015, the Company's net revenues were $6.90 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.
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 The members of the Advisory Board include representatives from AMEC, Applied Materials, Bosch, CEA-Leti, Integrated Biosensing Technologies, MEMSIC, SMIC, Tsinghua University, and Yole Développement
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