STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Corporate Award from the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in recognition of its outstanding leadership and contributions to the development and advancement of standards in electrical and electronics engineering.

“Worldwide, IEEE standards are at work today advancing technology to the marketplace for the benefit of humanity, and it is industry partners such as STMicroelectronics who drive these standards to fruition,” said Steve Mills, President, IEEE Standards Association.

“STMicroelectronics deserves hearty congratulations for receiving the 2012 IEEE-SA Corporate Award. We are proud to recognize STMicroelectronics for its work in standards development, as it applies to semiconductor solutions, and for its commitment to the value of standards in bringing about the world that humankind desires.”

“ST has been a long-standing contributor and a driving force behind a wide spectrum of IEEE standards, from the wireless LAN specifications to home networking and power-line communications,” said Joel Huloux, Director, Standardization & Industry Alliances Unit, Corporate Strategy Development, STMicroelectronics. “It is a great honour to be recognized for our role in the development of technologies that make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life.”

In addition to making technical contributions, ST holds membership on the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group, and has employees who hold individual memberships on the IEEE-SA Standards Board and the IEEE-SA Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Committee.