STMicroelectronics Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Revenues and Earnings

    --  In digital consumer, ST announced its leading-edge STi7141 cable TV
        set-top-box IC combining high-definition and interactive capabilities
        and the STDP3100 DisplayPort-to-VGA converter enabling seamless
        connectivity between legacy VGA monitors, projectors and the new
        generation of DisplayPort PCs and notebooks. ST's DisplayPort products
        were adopted by two leading LCD and plasma TV makers for their 'two-box'
        TV systems, to deliver performance up to120Hz full high definition.

    --  In consumer audio, ST gained two design wins in Korea for home
        entertainment systems for the latest device in its Sound Terminal
        family. The chip integrates standard digital processing features and an
        expansion of analog-input capabilities to enable higher flexibility in
        audio source management.

    --  In computer peripherals, ST secured major design wins for
        hard-disk-drive (HDD) ICs for desktop PC applications, including: a HDD
        motor controller from a leading maker; a 40nm process technology
        system-on-chip (SoC), also from a leading HDD maker; and sampling of a
        new desktop HDD power combo to major customers, based on ST's
        latest-generation BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) technology. ST also gained a
        design win for an ASIC, implemented in 40nm technology, from a major OEM
        for the printer and imaging market.

    --  In communications infrastructure applications, ST gained an important
        design win from a leading OEM for the development of an ASIC for use in
        data-center solutions.

Industrial and Multi-Segment (IMS) Product Highlights

    --  In MEMS motion sensors, ST introduced a family of 3x3x1mm
        high-performance three-axis linear accelerometers with digital output,
        boasting resolution scalability, smart embedded features and reduced
        power consumption. ST also gained a two key design wins for its
        three-axis devices for a portable navigation device and also a tablet
        PC. Additionally, the Company was recently named by iSuppli as the
        leading supplier in 2008 of MEMS for consumer and portable applications.

    --  Also in MEMS, ST introduced its first automotive-qualified three-axis
        MEMS accelerometer, fully leveraging its strategy to bring economies of
        scale from its market-leading business in consumer to new automotive and
        industrial applications.

    --  In microcontrollers, ST further extended options of its breakthrough
        32-bit STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 based MCUs with devices offering 16-Kbyte
        Flash densities as well as a complete series integrating full-speed USB
        peripherals. ST also introduced a DSP library for the STM32, allowing
        developers to take full advantage of the MCU to host signal processing
        and control functions on the same core. Also in Q4, the STM32 was
        acclaimed with the winning of 2008 Best Product Award from EDN China.

    --  In smartcards, ST introduced a number of products, including two
        advanced 32-bit families, the ST32 and ST33, which are based on the ARM
        Cortex M3 and its highly secure SC300 version for mobile-phone SIM
        cards. These new products offer features that will allow mobile network
        operators to enhance differentiation and expand revenue growth by
        delivering richer services to subscribers. ST also introduced a
        smartcard IC for secure identity cards supporting the latest
        cryptography techniques, contact and contactless interfaces and a large
        memory for biometric data. The device meets International Civil Aviation
        Organization requirements for Machine Readable Travel Documents.

    --  ST and LG used Cartes 2008 to demonstrate an NFC (Near Field
        Communication) mobile phone, which uses ST's ST21NFCA chip. LG's
        KU380-NFC phone features Paypass contactless payment capabilities
        enabled by a (U)SIM card, as well as contactless reader functions.

    --  In powerline applications, ST announced an agreement with Arkados to
        develop and manufacture a best-in-class 200-Mbps HomePlug AV 'wideband'
        powerline modem SoC. In the 'narrowband' market, modules based on ST's
        highly integrated powerline transceiver ICs are to be deployed in the
        largest Automatic Meter Reading project in China. The metering system
        will remotely collect and manage consumption of water, gas, heat and
        electricity in more than one million households across China.

    --  In power conversion, ST has already received orders for its first 600V
        Power Schottky devices that use silicon carbide (SiC) technology,
        helping designers to increase power density and strongly reduce power
        losses in energy converters. ST also enlarged its ESD protection device
        portfolio with extremely small footprints of 0.18 sq-mm and
        ultra-low-capacitance devices that meet USB, DVI, HDMI and SATA
        standards. Suited for 1 or 2 data lines, these new components provide
        flexibility to portable telecom, consumer and computer application

    --  In analog linear ICs, ST announced new devices aimed at mobile phone and
        portable consumer products, including a new device that combines an
        analog switch and 1.6W class-D audio amplifier IC to simplify board
        design and save space, and a new video buffer IC offering a low
        operating current and the lowest standby current among comparable
        devices. Also in linear and interface ICs, ST gained multiple design
        wins in various markets, including set-top boxes and mobile handsets.

    --  In analog and logic ICs, ST launched a watchdog timer offering a
        chip-enable input to prevent automatic reset generation during in-system
        programming or boot-up. ST also designed-in clock-distribution ICs at
        three major mobile handset makers and an analog temperature sensor with
        a major telecom company  in  China.  And  design  wins  in  advanced  analog
                included  a  3-to-1  HDMI  switch  for  an  LCD  HDTV  from  a  major  consumer  OEM
                in  Japan,  and  a  significant  win  with  a  leading  maker  in  Korea  for  a
                range  of  value-priced  consumer  products.

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