ST Microelectronics has received the 2010 Industry Award from the Geneva Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies (OPI).
ST Microelectronics is one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies.
The Award was presented by Mr. Jesús Martin-Garcia, President of the Jury to STMicroelectronics’ President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Bozotti during an official ceremony held as part of the 8th annual economic event organised by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG).
The 2010 Industry Award recognises ST for its worldwide leadership in the semiconductor market, its contribution to Geneva via the creation of highly skilled jobs in the region and important links formed with local universities, its dedication to sustainable excellence in addition to enhancing Geneva’s international reputation as a world-class business centre.
Mr. Bozotti says that the prestigious recognition from the OPI of Geneva acknowledges ST’s core belief that a commitment to responsible, sustainable development is not a cost burden but a real competitive advantage.
He added that the Award was also an acknowledgment to all STMicroelectronics people of ST’s world leadership in all aspects related to sustainable excellence as well as innovation.
ST established its corporate headquarters in Geneva in 2002, and the headquarters of ST-Ericsson, a 50-50 joint venture between ST and Ericsson was also established in Geneva in 2009.
Jesús Martin-Garcia, President of the Jury says that STMicroelectronics has proven to be an outstanding citizen and example of Corporate Responsibility.
He adds that in addition to being a pioneer in energy efficiency and sustainable development, ST has further enriched the local community by bringing ST-Ericsson’s headquarters to Geneva.