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TMCNet:  Vivek Sharma of STMicroelectronics Honored with Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Embedded/VLSI Design Industry

[December 27, 2012]

Vivek Sharma of STMicroelectronics Honored with Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Embedded/VLSI Design Industry

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 27 December 2012 Release date- 21122012 - Bangalore - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, learned today that Mr. Vivek Sharma, STMicroelectronics Regional Vice President, India Operations and Director, India Design Centers was honored with 'Outstanding Contributor to Embedded/ VLSI Design Industry - Individual category' by Mentor Graphics Corporation, a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions.

The award was presented during the 2012 Leadership Award Ceremony held conjointly with a media house 'Silicon India.' Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry are one-of-a-kind annual awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of various companies/individuals driving the semiconductor industry.

The award recognizes Mr. Sharma's significant contributions and dedication to the industry over a career spanning two decades. He has been instrumental in building large teams within STMicroelectronics as well as spearheaded various initiatives for the industry. These initiatives include setting up university labs and extensive training programs to nurture engineering talent, supporting start-ups, and leading industry associations' activities that have resulted in positively influencing the overall ecosystem. Mr. Sharma is widely recognized as a key opinion leader and has been a constant support to Government/Industry bodies in framing key policies that have contributed to a competitive ecosystem for semiconductor growth and development in India.

On receiving the award, Mr. Vivek Sharma said: 'I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of this leadership award. I am grateful to all the industry colleagues with whom I could work so closely and collectively contribute to the development of Indian semiconductor segment, which holds huge opportunity to remarkably influence and accelerate the country's growth.' About STMicroelectronics ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. 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. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further information on ST can be found at

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