In addition to recognising a new technology and one of ST’s top executives, the editors of EE Times and EDN chose four ST products among the ‘Ultimate Product’ finalists.
In the Energy Technology category, ST’s Fully Depleted-Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) process technology was recognised in part, for its ability to reduce carbon emissions.
In the Executive of the Year category, Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group delivered excellent results despite extremely challenging market conditions. While the semiconductor market shrank by 2%, Vigna’s combination of technical expertise (>150 patents), astute marketing vision, and management skills inspired his team to excellent growth that included opening the $1 billion MEMS sales club, expanding ST’s share in the MEMS mobile and handset market to almost 50%, and going past the 3 billion units shipped milestone.
ST’s finalists in the ‘Ultimate Products’ category:
- In the Processors category, for the STM32F3family of ARM Cortex M microcontrollers
- In the Development Kit category, for the M24LR Discovery Kit energy-harvesting development kit
- In the Sensors category, for the market’s first dual-core gyroscopes capable of handling large-scale user-motion recognition and small-scale camera image stabilisation
- In the Interfaces category, for the ‘Mystique’ high-speed active-protocol bi-directional converters for managing audio and video signals between Display Port and HDMI