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Jul 26th, 2012
STMicroelectronics reports 2012 second quarter and first half financial results
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  • Second quarter net revenues up 6.5% sequentially to $2.15 billion
  • Second quarter gross margin up 470 basis points sequentially to 34.3%
  • ST net financial position $1.15 billion at June 30th*

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2012.

On a sequential basis, second quarter net revenues increased 6.5% to $2.15 billion, gross margin improved to 34.3% and net loss attributable to parent company decreased to $75 million.

President and CEO Carlo Bozotti commented, “Our second quarter financial results improved on a sequential basis despite a macro-driven change in customer sentiment in June. Thanks to broad-based growth and the continued expansion of our product portfolio into new applications, our second quarter net revenues and gross margin results were in line with our business outlook. Further, we saw a significant improvement in our net results, although there remains substantial progress to be made".

“A critical component of our capability to improve our financial results is ST-Ericsson. During the quarter, the joint-venture took its first steps in executing their new strategic plan and showed initial progress on all profit and loss metrics. In parallel, we are committed to ensure that the VLSI block, our digital businesses plus ST-Ericsson, becomes self-sustainable and this is one of our top priorities".

“New product introductions into the fastest growing applications, from energy management to healthcare and wellness, from trust and data security to smart consumer devices, are delivering results. During the quarter we ramped production of a pressure sensor and an iNEMO module containing an integrated gyroscope and accelerometer for Samsung’s latest and most advanced smartphone, we shipped in volume AMOLED drivers for smartphones, we won key design-wins in smart power for automotive and for several STM32 32bit microcontrollers in new fitness applications. We also took an important step towards creating a unified processing platform thanks to the recently completed transfer of the ST-Ericsson application processor development team. This will enable us to leverage our broad system knowledge and customer relationships on a much larger addressable market.”

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