At Taiwan’s premier technology event, market leader discusses business opportunities and challenges, highlights synergies between MEMS technologies and automotive applications
Taipei, Taiwan, 06-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS1 manufacturer and the world’s leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications2 , and a top-four supplier of automotive ICs3 , today announced that two of its executives will deliver keynote speeches at SEMICON Taiwan 2016, September 7-9 2016.
At the MEMS Forum, Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog and MEMS Group, will provide his perspectives on some of the application areas and new opportunities for MEMS sensors and actuators across ST’s focus segments of Smart Driving and the Internet of Things.
In his keynote for the Auto X Design Forum, Edoardo Merli, Director of Marketing and Application for ST’s Automotive and Discrete Group in Greater China, South Asia, and Korea, will speak about technology platforms for the car of the future. Merli’s keynote will highlight connectivity, processing platforms, infotainment, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) technologies, and sensor fusion in future smart cars.
According to Semico Research, the global MEMS market will continue its rapid growth, with 2015 MEMS sales exceeding $14.2 billion. Semico Research projects that MEMS sales will reach $28.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 15.1% between 2015 and 2020.4
“Sensors and actuators, along with associated analog technologies, are the critical building blocks that create interfaces between the real and the digital world,” said Benedetto Vigna. “This sector is exciting because as successful as we’ve been, we’re still far from exhausting the potential of MEMS in existing and derivative applications. Pokémon Go hunts have only been made possible with ubiquituous MEMS-laden smartphones, and the best is yet to come: the next waves of MEMS deployment will make homes, workplaces, cities, and vehicles more efficient, safer, and more enjoyable for people.”
With more than 11 billion MEMS devices shipped to date, ST has played a leading role in establishing MEMS technology in consumer and gaming devices (MEMS 1.0) as well as in automotive and industrial applications and micro-actuators (MEMS 2.0), and it is committed to using its technologies and expertise to help the customers transform the world for the better.
“Similarly, the transportation world is at the beginning of a significant transformation, with new requirements for efficiency, security, and safety. Smart Driving means continuous interaction of the vehicle with its environment through the increasing intelligence of the car driven by leaps in computing and geo-localization capabilities,” said Edoardo Merli. “ST continues to develop more energy-saving and connected solutions for automotive applications including V2X, Safety, Infotainment, Telematics, Powertrain, and Car Body Electronics.”
With its broad automotive product portfolio, multiple platforms and technologies, ST is ready and committed to sustaining and supporting the dramatic changes in the automotive industry ultimately leading to New Energy, Autonomous Driving, and Always Connected Vehicles.
The SEMICON Taiwan 2016 MEMS Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2016 at Room 504bc, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Auto X Design Forum will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2016 at Room 402ab, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST’s products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2015, the Company’s net revenues were $6.90 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.st.com
1 MEMS – Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
2 IHS Markit’s 2016 MEMS & Sensors for Consumer & Mobile Intelligence Service
3 IHS Markit, June 2016: Automotive Semiconductor Market Grows Slightly in 2015 While Ranks Shift
4 Semico Research, June 2016: MEMS Market Update: IoT as a Driving Force
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