STMicroelectronics is a European microelectronic company, one of the largest  engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of various semiconductor electronic and microelectronic components .
|Type of||Public company|
Milan: STM ;
|Location||Switzerland : Geneva|
|Key figures||Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO since 2005|
Alain Dutheil, COO since 2005
Pasquale Pistorio, CEO between 1987 and 2005
|Products||integrated circuits , transistors , memory chips , microcontrollers , crystal cards .|
|Turnover||$ 10.346 billion (2010)|
|Number of employees||51,770 (2006)|
|Affiliated companies||, , , , , , , , , , and|
As of 2017, the company’s headquarters are in Geneva , and its holding company STMicroelectronics NV is registered in Amsterdam . However, the company is historically associated with Italy and France , where it interacts significantly with the market. The company has representative offices in the USA , China and Japan .
- 1 History
- 2 Shareholders
- 3 notes
- 4 References
STMicroelectronics was created in July 1987 through the merger of two microelectronic companies: the Italian Società Generale Semiconduttori (SGS) Microelettronica and the French Thomson Semiconducteurs . At the time of the merger, the company was called SGS-THOMSON, but in May 1998 it was renamed due to the restoration of Thomson SA [to clarify ] . After the merger, in 1987, SGS-Thomson was ranked 14th in the world in terms of sales of semiconductor components, with a turnover of about $ 850 million .
The company actively collaborated in joint projects with other companies in the electronics industry and acquired the following divisions and companies:
- In 1989 - the British company Inmos , known for transputer microprocessors .
- In 1994 - Canadian Nortel Networks .
- In 2002 - Alcatel’s microelectronic division.
In 2005, STMicroelectronics ranked fifth in the world in terms of sales after Intel , Samsung , Texas Instruments and Toshiba , leaving Infineon , Renesas Electronics , NEC , NXP , and Freescale behind.
In 2008, Western Digital announced the acquisition of the STMicroelectronics NV hard drive controller manufacturing division. 
As of 2005, the main shareholders were:
- 72.4% - state funds
- 13.5% - French Areva
- 8.1% - Italian Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica )
- 5.4% - Italian Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
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- iSuppli Corporation supplied rankings for 2009
- Anne-Francoise Pele. Western Digital acquires ST's HDD controller division . United Business Media LLC. (July 25, 2008). Date of treatment July 29, 2008. Archived March 12, 2012.