This article needs additional citations for verification. STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, BPI外匯. It is commonly called ST, and it is Europe’s largest semiconductor chip maker based on revenue.
The company’s US headquarters is in Coppell, Texas. Headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region is in Singapore whilst Japan and Korea operations are headquartered in Tokyo. The company headquarters for the Greater China region is in Shanghai. Thomson Semiconducteurs was created in 1982 by the French government’s widespread nationalisation of industries. 1985 it bought Mostek, a US company founded in 1969 as a spin-off of Texas Instruments, from UTC.
Eurotechnique founded in 1979 in Rousset, Bouches-du-Rhône as a joint-venture between Saint-Gobain of France and US-based National Semiconductor. At the time of the merger the company was named SGS-THOMSON but took its current name in May 1998 following Thomson’s sale of its shares. In 1989, British company Inmos known for its transputer microprocessors from parent Thorn EMI. In 1994, Canada-based Nortel’s semiconductor activities.
In 2002, Alcatel’s Microelectronics division, which along with the incorporation of smaller ventures such as UK company, Synad Ltd, helped the company expand into the Wireless-LAN market. On December 8, 1994, the company completed its initial public offering on the Paris and New York stock exchanges. Owner Thomson SA sold its stake in the company in 1998 when the company also listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan. In 2002, Motorola and TSMC joined ST and Philips in a new technology partnership. Under the terms of the agreement the Alliance came to an end on December 31, 2007. On May 22, 2007, ST and Intel created a joint venture in the memory application called Numonyx. This new company merged ST and Intel Flash Memory activities.
This joint venture began on August 20, 2008. On February 10, 2009, ST Ericsson, a joint venture bringing together ST-NXP Wireless and Ericsson Mobile Platforms, was established. In 2011, ST announced the creation of a joint lab with Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. The lab will focus on research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics.
ST Ericsson was a multinational manufacturer of wireless products and semiconductors, supplying to mobile device manufacturers. Following an earlier failure, STMicroelectronics has stayed out of the volatile markets for DRAM and PC microprocessors. In 1994, it attempted to launch compatible Intel 80486 microprocessors in partnership with American company Cyrix. It did achieve some success, however, in the PC-compatible x86 embedded systems market with its STPC SoC line, culminating in the 486-class STPC Atlas, which reached end-of-life in 2008. Unlike so-called fabless semiconductor companies, STMicroelectronics owns and operates its own semiconductor wafer fabs. D centres, employing around 4,000 staff.