What does STMicroelectronics do?
We are a global independent semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of products, including discrete and general purpose 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.
Our diverse product portfolio benefits from a unique, strong foundation of proprietary and differentiated leading-edge technologies. We use all of the prevalent function-oriented process technologies, including complementary metal-on silicon oxide semiconductors (“CMOS”), bipolar and non-volatile memory technologies. In addition, by combining basic processes, we have developed advanced systems-oriented technologies that enable us to produce differentiated and application-specific products, including our pioneering fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (“FD-SOI”) technology offering superior performance and power efficiency compared to bulk CMOS, bipolar CMOS technologies (“Bi-CMOS”) and radio frequency silicon-on-insulator (“RF-SOI”) for mixed-signal and high-frequency applications, as well as a combination of Bipolar, CMOS and DMOS (“BCD”) and vertically integrated power (“VIPower”) technologies for smart power applications, silicon carbide (“SiC”) and gallium nitride (“GaN”) for high-efficiency systems, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (“MEMS”) technologies for sensors and actuators, embedded memory technologies for our microcontrollers and differentiated optical sensing technologies for our optical sensing solutions.
What are the key strategic markets that STMicroelectronics focuses on?
Our products are used in a wide variety of applications for the four end-markets we address: automotive, industrial, personal electronics and communications equipment, computers and peripherals. For the automotive and industrial markets we address a wide customer base, particularly in industrial, with a broad and deep product portfolio. In personal electronics and communications equipment, computers and peripherals we have a selective approach both in terms of the customers we serve, as well as in the technologies and products we offer.
What about STMicroelectronics’ strategy?
At ST, we are 48,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An independent device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. We develop industry-leading technologies that allow us to provide products and solutions that meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers now and into the future.
Our strategy focuses on long-term value creation for the Company and its affiliated enterprises and takes into account the short-, medium- and longer-term evolution of the markets we serve and the environment and opportunities we see. It stems from key long-term enablers: Smart Mobility, where we provide innovative solutions to help our customers make driving safer, greener and more connected for everyone; Power & Energy: our technology and solutions enable customers to increase energy efficiency everywhere and support the use of renewable energy sources; Internet of Things (“IoT”) & 5G supporting the proliferation of smart, connected IoT devices with products, solutions and ecosystems to make development fast and easy for our customers. We are focused on application areas which are expected to experience solid growth rates driven by broad, long-term trends in electronic systems. These trends require enablers such as autonomous systems, robotics, securely connected machines and personal devices, digitalization and electrification of automobiles and infrastructure, advanced communications equipment and networks and more power efficient systems. These enablers drive in turn the demand for the electronic components we develop and manufacture.
What year was STMicroelectronics founded?
STMicroelectronics N.V. was formed and incorporated in 1987 as a result of the combination of the semiconductor business of SGS Microelettronica (then owned by Società Finanziaria Telefonica (S.T.E.T.), an Italian corporation) and the non-military business of Thomson Semiconducteurs (then owned by the former Thomson-CSF, now Thales, a French corporation). We operated as SGS-Thomson Microelectronics N.V. until May 1998, when we changed our name to STMicroelectronics N.V.
When did STMicroelectronics go public?
We completed our initial public offering in December 1994 with simultaneous listings on the Bourse de Paris (now known as “Euronext Paris”) and the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). In 1998, we also listed our shares on the Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“Borsa Italiana”).
Where is STMicroelectronics’ headquarters located?
We are organized under the laws of The Netherlands, with our corporate legal seat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and our head offices at WTC Schiphol Airport. Our headquarters and operational offices are managed through our wholly owned subsidiary, STMicroelectronics International N.V., and are located at Chemin du Champ-des-Filles 39, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland.
What recent acquisitions has STMicroelectronics made?
In 2020, the Company closed the acquisition of French Gallium Nitride (GaN) innovator Exagan. Exagan’s expertise in epitaxy, product development and application know-how will broaden and accelerate ST’s power GaN roadmap and business for automotive, industrial and consumer applications. We also significantly strengthened our STM32 Wireless MCU portfolio, acquiring three companies in the Wireless IoT space, namely (i) Riot Micro for their advanced low-power Cellular IoT Modem and RF Front-End; (ii) BeSpoon for their low-power industrial UWB Modem and RF Front-End; and (iii) SOMOS Semiconductor for their Cellular IoT RF Front-End-Module expertise. We expect these acquisitions to uniquely position us to offer a complete wireless MCU portfolio for many IoT and industrial applications.
In 2019 we acquired Norstel A.B, headquartered in Norrkoping, Sweden. STMicroelectronics Silicon Carbide A.B. (formerly Norstel A.B.) develops and manufactures advanced 150 mm SiC bare and epitaxial wafers. Thanks to this acquisition, ST will control the entire supply chain for a portion of its SiC devices at a time of constrained global capacity and positions itself for a significant growth opportunity.
Who are STMicroelectronics’ main competitors?
Our competitors include but are not limited to:
Analog Devices Inc.
Infineon Technologies AG
Microchip Technology Inc.
NXP Semiconductors N.V.
ON Semiconductor Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Rohm Co. Ltd
Texas Instruments Inc.
On what exchange and what ticker symbol is STMicroelectronics’ stock traded?
STMicroelectronics shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), Euronext Paris and Borsa Italiana under the ticker symbol STM:
STM - New York Stock Exchange
STM.PA - Euronext Paris
STM.MI - Borsa Italiana
Does STMicroelectronics pay a dividend?
Yes, please visit STMicroelectronics Dividends page
Is there a direct stock purchase program and/or dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) for STMicroelectronics stock?
JP Morgan Chase Bank’s Global Invest Direct program provides first-time purchasers and existing holders of shares with a convenient and economical way to invest in STMicroelectronics.
As a participant in the program, you can:
- Purchase shares without a personal broker
- Increase ownership by automatically reinvesting your cash dividends
- Purchase additional shares at any time or on a regular basis through optional cash investments
- Make additional investments of as little as $25 per investment up to as much as $250,000 per year
- Transfer shares easily or sell at low cost
- Own and transfer shares without holding or delivering paper certificates
To enrol in Global Direct Invest program Enrolment is free.
How many stock splits have there been on STMicroelectronics’ stock?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Dividends page
How can I get a current or historical STMicroelectronics stock price?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Stock data page
Who is STMicroelectronics’ transfer agent?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Contacts page
When does STMicroelectronics’ fiscal year end?
STMicroelectronics’ fiscal year ends December 31.
When is STMicroelectronics’ next date for reporting quarterly financial results?
Quarterly earnings reporting dates vary and are posted a few weeks prior to each event. Please visit STMicroelectronics Events page for the latest events
Where can I download and view STMicroelectronics’ quarterly reports?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Quarterly results page
Where can I find STMicroelectronics’ SEC filings?
Please visit STMicroelectronics SEC filings page
Where can I find STMicroelectronics’ annual and semi-annual report?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Annual and semi-annual reports
Where can I find STMicroelectronics’ sustainability report?
Please visit STMicroelectronics’ Sustainability page
Where can I learn more about STMicroelectronics’ Corporate Responsibilities commitments and performance?
Please visit STMicroelectronics’ Sustainability page
Who is STMicroelectronics’ independent auditor?
STMicroelectronics’ independent audit firm is Ernst & Young Accountants LLP.
Who are STMicroelectronics’ Executive Officers?
A complete list is available on st.com
Who are the members of STMicroelectronics’ Supervisory Board?
A complete list is available on the Supervisory Board page
What do you look for in a Supervisory Board member?
The composition of the Supervisory Board shall be such that the combined experience, expertise, competencies, diversity and independence of its members enables the Supervisory Board to best carry out the variety of its duties and responsibilities to the Company and all stakeholders, consistent with applicable law and regulations. Supervisory Board members are selected on the basis of their specific business, financial, technical and/or legal expertise, prior professional experience, soundness of judgment, ability to make analytical enquiries and willingness to devote the time required to adequately perform their activities as Supervisory Board members.
How is STMicroelectronics’ President and CEO compensated?
Please visit STMicroelectronics Corporate governance page
What is STMicroelectronics’ Code of Conduct?
Our Code of Conduct is all about ST’s values and commonly held principles that represent our corporate culture and history, and are the top-level reference for guiding our behaviour, decision-making and activities: Integrity: we conduct our business with the highest ethical standards, honor our commitments, deliver on our promises, are loyal and fair and stand up for what is right. People: we behave with openness, trust and simplicity; we are ready to share our knowledge, encourage everyone’s contribution, develop our people through empowerment, teamwork and training; each one of us is committed and personally involved in the continuous improvement process. Excellence: we strive for quality and customer satisfaction and create value for all our partners; we are flexible, encourage innovation, develop our competences, seek responsibility and are accountable for our actions; we act with discipline, base our decisions on facts and focus on the priorities. We have a zero tolerance policy. Complying with our Code of Conduct is mandatory for everyone acting on behalf of ST, including executives, managers, employees and business partners, as we are all responsible for acting ethically.