STMicroelectronics NV was formed and incorporated in Netherlands on May 21, 1987. The Company is a semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products used in different microelectronic applications, including automotive products, computer peripherals, telecommunications systems, consumer products, industrial automation and control systems. The business of Company is based on different product segments: Sense & Power and Automotive Products (SP&A) and Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS). In sense & Power and Automotive Products segment, it includes: Automotive (APG) product line which refers to digital and mixed signal devices that enable features like airbag controls, anti-skid braking systems, vehicle stability control, ignition and injection circuits, multiplex wiring, RF and power management for body and chassis electronics, engine management,safety, instrumentation, car radio and infotainment.; Industrial and Power Discrete (IPD) activities are engaged in developing a broad range of competitive products including Power, Smart Power and Analog ICs. Its key product focus includes: power management ICs for smartphones and tablets, industrial ASICs and ASSPs for factory automation, motion control and lighting; tunable capacitors for mobile phones.; Analog & MEMS (AMS) comprises MEMS, many kinds of Sensors, Interfaces, low power RF Transceivers and Analog front-end. In Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS) segment includes: Digital Convergence Group (DCG), which provides a complete and flexible solution across a broad range of applications for delivering high-definition content and rich services to end users, from complex ASICs for network infrastructure and gaming to ASSPs for digital set-top boxes and monitors.; Imaging, BiCMOS ASIC & Silicon Photonics (IBP) activities is engaged in developing competitive and low power solutions and systems for BiCMOS ASIC and Silicon Photonics as well as Imaging products.; Microcontrollers, Memory & Security (MMS) activities focus on microcontrollers dedicated to General purpose and Secure applications.; The Wireless Product Line resulted from the combination of its wireless business with NXP's and with Ericsson's mobile platform business to form a joint venture, ST-Ericsson (JVS). The customers of the Company include Apple, Blackberry, Bosch, Cisco, Conti, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Oberthur, Samsung, and Western Digital. Its competitive companies include Analog Devices, Atmel, Avago, Broadcom, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon, Intel, International Rectifier, InvenSense, Linear Technology, LSI Logic, Marvell, Maxim, MediaTek, Microchip Technology, Mstar, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, Qualcomm, Renesas, ROHM Semiconductor, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TSMC and Vishay. The operations of Company are subject to environmental, health and safety regulations.
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