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Date: 10-10-13

Benedetto Vigna of ST won the European SEMI Award 2013

Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics’ Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group has won the European SEMI Award 2013, in recognition of his contribution to the MEMS industry. The European SEMI Award was presented at the SEMICON Europa Executive Summit on 8 October 2013 in Dresden, Germany. Benedetto Vigna is the fourth person from ST receiving award from SEMI Europe. Due to talents like Benedetto Vigna ST Microelectronics able to grow its share in MEMS market faster than its competitors. ST holds a share of 48% in the MEMS mobile and handset market, for higher than its closest competitor. Market researcher Yole Développement says in 2013 ST has earned a revenue of $1 billion in MEMS. “Vigna’s insight and drive remain critical to the MEMS revolution; he exemplifies the leadership qualities needed to move the industry forward,” said Heinz Kundert, president of SEMI Europe. “It is an honor to recognize him for his outstanding contributions to the European semiconductor and microsystems industry.” Vigna has filed more than 170 patents on micromachining to date and shared his thoughts through number of writings and speeches. The others from ST who have won the award from SEMI Europe are Bruno Murari, Joel Monnier, and Enrico Villa.

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