Profile & expertise
STMicroelectronics (ST) is a global independent semiconductor company, world leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. A combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing know-how and Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology. ST is ranked in the top ten semiconductor companies with net revenues of 8.347 billion USD in 2017. ST has 11 main production sites, 7 Advanced R&D centres and 39 design and application centres, with more than 45 400 employees over the world et the end of 2017. ST is present in 35 countries with 80 sales offices. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life.
STMicroelectronics Crolles2 & Crolles1, France facility is the most advanced of ST, mixing technology R&D activity and production of advanced CMOS and derivative technologies on 200 mm and 300 mm wafers. The ST Crolles 300mm site, which host production and pilot lines, is capable to handle medium volume production and to develop and qualify new technologies, such as SPAD devices, Global-shutter technology with CDTI process brick, double stacking and back-side illuminated (BSI) imaging sensors.
STMicroelectronics Grenoble involves in this project its Imaging group. This division is wholly responsible for imaging products within ST and employs hundreds of people dedicated to Imaging R&D, generating yearly several hundred million $ revenue. As an integrated technology leader in the imaging sector (Image Sensor, Photonic Sensor, Module & Processor), it has delivered more than 1Bu sensors, 800Mu camera modules and 700Mu Processors since 1999 and acts as an innovator, investing and involved in diverse applications.
STMicroelectronics Edinburgh centre of excellence is a core innovation and competence component of the Imaging division, offering a wide choice of product know-how which addresses sensor, companion image/video processor and optical lensed micro module applications. The site is multi-disciplined, employing around 100 engineers with competences in CMOS sensor design, digital and analogue CMOS, optics, micro-mechanics, software, algorithms, test systems and characterization.