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STMicroelectronics Launches iNEMO Design Contest

July 26, 2011

Competition open to students and engineers in Taiwan set to stimulate MEMS creativity and innovation.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, -- /PRNewswire/ -- 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 applications1, launched the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest, an open competition for the design of innovative applications built around ST's award-winning2 iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. Co-sponsored by Taiwan's Association of Nanotechnology and Micro System, ST's iNEMO Design Contest aims at supporting and promoting innovative design ideas in the MEMS space among students and young engineers in Taiwan.

ST's iNEMO is a unique evaluation and development tool that offers 9-axis MEMS sensing of linear, angular, and magnetic motion, along with pressure and temperature sensing, managed by the STM32 32-bit microcontroller. The integration of multiple sensors with processing capabilities and dedicated software in a single device enables leaps in functionality and performance in a wide variety of applications, including gaming, human machine interface, robotics, portable navigation devices, and patient monitoring.

"As the industry leader, ST recognizes the key role of design usability, originality and creativity in MEMS design," said Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of the MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division. "ST continues to drive MEMS industry growth with its innovation capabilities and with its commitment to developing and cultivating talent among university students and young engineers around the world. The iNEMO Design Contest in Taiwan is yet another example of how ST demonstrates its commitment to global innovation and excellence."

The iNEMO Campus Design Contest will run until mid-December 2011 and offers total prizes in excess of NT$200,0003 to the ten most successful iNEMO design concepts, evaluated on their functionality and practicality, implementation, creativity, presentation and final demonstration. The winners will be announced at ST's Sensor Symposium in Taipei on December 15, 2011.

1IHS iSuppli: H2 2010 Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker, January 2011

2iNEMO has received a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and a Computerworld Honors recognition

3NT$60,000 (first place); NT$40,000 (second place); NT$30,000 (third place); and seven honorable mentions receiving NT$5,000 each

About STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company's net revenues were $10.35 billion.

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