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STMicroelectronics (STM) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
STMicroelectronics has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:STMicroelectronics N.V.
Short Name:STMicroelectronics
Trading Ticker Symbol:STM
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Switzerland
Primary Industry Sector:Technology
Seconday Sub-sector:Semiconductors
Main Business Areas: Technology, Semiconductors
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for STMicroelectronics

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of STMicroelectronics as of writing:
Current Share Price:$19.44
Previous Year's Closing Price:$13.88
Percentage Price Change (YTD):40.06%
Market Cap:$16.18 billion
52-week Price Range:$12 - $19.68
Dividend Per Share:$0.24
EPS (TTM):1.23
Price-Earnings (Trailing):15.77
Price-Earnings (Forward):15.31

Company Profile and Business Description for STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics N.V., incorporated on May 21, 1987, is a global semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products, including discrete and standard commodity components, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), full custom devices and semi-custom devices, and application-specific standard products (ASSPs) for analog, digital and mixed-signal applications. In addition, it participates in the manufacturing value chain of smartcard products, which include the production and sale of both silicon chips and Smartcards. The Company's segments include Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG), Analog and MEMS Group (AMG), Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG), and Others. It offers analog products that can be used to design any system requiring semiconductors, including sensors, signal channel devices, output power stages-discrete and/or integrated, as well as complete power management blocks. ADG comprises all dedicated automotive Integrated Circuits (ICs) (both digital and analog), and discrete and power transistor products. AMG comprises low-power high-end analog ICs (both custom and general purpose) for all markets; smart power products for Industrial, Computer and Consumer markets; Touch Screen Controllers; Low Power Connectivity solutions (both wireline and wireless) for Internet of Things (IoT); power conversion products, and metering solutions for Smart Grid and all Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) products, either sensors or actuators. MDG comprises general purpose and secure microcontrollers, Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) memories, and digital ASICs, as well as restructured businesses, such as set-top box ICs or former ST-Ericsson products. The Others segment includes all the financial values related to the Imaging Product Division (including the sensors and modules from its Time of Flight technology), Subsystems and other products.

Automotive and Discrete Group (ADG)

The Company is an automotive semiconductor vendor supplying solutions to suppliers of carmakers across the world. Its automotive-solutions portfolio covers all application areas in the car, such as Powertrain, Chassis, Safety and Security, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Body Electronics and Infotainment. For powertrain, it provides silicon solutions for a range of engine-management systems from motorbikes and scooters to advanced drive-by-wire solutions. With regards to Chassis, it provides a range of solutions to manage vehicle-occupant safety, including devices for airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electric power steering and suspension systems. It is a supplier of chips for automotive airbags and anti-lock braking systems. It offers advanced driver ADAS that help avoid or minimize the severity of traffic accidents. It manufactures products for vision and radar (both short range 24 Gigahertz (GHz) and long range 77 GHz)-based systems that assist the driver with capabilities, such as lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, vision/radar fusion and pedestrian detection. Its car infotainment and navigation portfolio includes complete turnkey solutions for digital radio, navigation and telematics, and wireless connectivity in the car. Its Discrete and power transistors families include both power products and protection devices serving mainly Industrial, Power Management, Telecom, Computer and Peripherals, as well as automotive applications. Its portfolio includes metal-on silicon oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) ranging from -500 to 1,500 volts (V), silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs featuring the temperature rating of 200 degree Celsius, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with breakdown voltages ranging from 350 to 1,300 V and a range of power bipolar transistors. Its portfolio of protection devices supports all industry requirements for electrical overstress and electrostatic surge protection, lightning surge protection and automotive protection.

Analog and MEMS Group (AMG)

The Company offers Power, Smart Power and Analog ICs, to serve markets, such as those relating to smart grid, cloud computing, automation, portable and power conversion. These product families include Industrial, covering motion control, digital power conversion, energy management and lighting ICs, as well as Alternating Current AC-direct current (DC) power supply and industrial analog ASSP; Custom Analog ICs, which are mainly power management ICs (PMIC) for data storage, server and portable power management devices, and General Purpose Analog, which are analog front-end products, as well as radio frequency (RF) ICs. It also develops a range of operational amplifiers (both low-voltage and high-voltage), comparators and current-sense amplifiers. In addition to its portfolio of mainstream operational amplifiers (op amps) and comparators, it offers specific products for healthcare, industrial and automotive applications, as well as a range of products specifically designed to meet the strict requirements of the wearable market. Its connectivity ICs range from wireline to wireless solutions. For wireline communication, it offers a complete family of transceivers compatible with different protocol standards used in the industry. Its ultra-low power wireless solutions include Sub-1GHz RF chips (SPIRIT Family), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLENRG Family) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) technologies. It sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Mass Market both Standard and Dedicated RF solutions, either chips or certified modules. Its FingerTip family of Touch Screen Controllers provides true multi-touch capability, supporting unlimited simultaneous touches, and it is optimized for extreme low power consumption. FingerTip also manages multi-touch actions, such as pinch-to-zoom, supports stylus operations and is compatible with both flat and curved display panel.

The Company's MEMS portfolio encompasses both Sensors and Actuators. It sells its MEMS products in all market application fields, including mobile, gaming, computer, automotive, Industrial, healthcare and IoT. MEMS Sensors include Motion MEMS (Accelerometers, Gyroscopes and Magnetic Sensors), Environmental Sensors (pressure, humidity and temperature) and Microphones. It offers a sensor portfolio, from discrete to fully integrated solutions, high performance sensor fusion to manage the accuracy of multi-axis sensor systems in order to enable applications, such as indoor navigation and location-based services, optical image stabilization and high-level quality products. MEMS Actuators include Thermal and Piezoelectric actuators for two dimension (2D) and three dimension (3D) Printing in Consumer, Commercial and Industrial market applications; Piezoelectric Actuators for Auto Focus application in the Mobile Market, and Piezoelectric, Electrostatic and Electromagnetic actuators for Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) applications, ultra-low power depth cameras and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Systems for assisted Smart Driving.

Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group (MDG)

The Company offers microcontrollers dedicated to general purpose and secure applications, as well as small density serial non-volatile memories. Its product portfolio contains a range of microcontrollers, from 8-bit microcontrollers up to 32-bit ARM-based Cortex-M0 and M0+, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M7 Flash microcontrollers. It also includes an ultra-low-power Microcontroller Unit (MCU) platform. The STM32 family of 32-bit Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M processor is designed to offer new degrees of freedom to microcontroller users. It offers a 32-bit product range that combines very high performance, real-time capabilities, digital signal processing, and low-power, low-voltage operation. Its secure microcontrollers cover a complete range of interfaces for both contact and contactless communication. It offers a range of small density serial non-volatile memories. The serial EEPROM family ranges from 1 Kilobit (Kbit) to 2 megabits (Mbits) and offers different serial interfaces, such as Microwire. It offers Near-Field Communication/ Radio-frequency identification (NFC/RFID) transceivers, Dynamic NFC/RFID tags (also known as Dual Interface EEPROM) and Standalone RFID tags and Readers.

The Company offers digital, including fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology and mixed-process ASICs for a range of applications, including silicon photonics devices, addressing communications infrastructure systems. Its family of embedded microprocessor units (MPUs) offers high levels of computation power for complex, networked communication, display and control applications.


The Company offers a portfolio of imaging solutions, including technology, such as FlightSense. Its FlightSense technology uses Time-of-Flight principles in order to propose a new generation of high-accuracy proximity and ranging sensors. FlightSense technology can be used in a host of application areas, such as communication and consumer, home appliance, automotive and industrial.

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