STMicroelectronics Reports 2012 Second Quarter ResultsTuesday, July 24th, 2012
GENEVA — 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 $75 million.
Digital second quarter net revenues increased 4.9% sequentially principally due to higher demand for set-top-box products. Digital operating margin was negative 10.3% in the 2012 second quarter, compared to negative 11.2% in the prior quarter.
Summary Financial Highlights (In Million US$):
H1 2012 Q2 2012 Q1 2012 H1 2011 Q2 2011 ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Net Revenues 4,165 2,148 2,017 5,101 2,567 Digital 689 353 336 1,009 521
Recent Corporate Developments
On April 23, ST announced its next step in Multimedia Convergence, focused on offering a unified processing platform to serve a broad range of multimedia devices like set-top-boxes, TVs, car infotainment, smartphones and tablets. The plan includes combining the strengths of ST-Ericsson through a strategic partnership in which ST is taking on ST-Ericsson’s application processor development R&D activity and licensing back the technology to ST-Ericsson for integration into their ModAps (competitive integrated modem plus application processor solutions) for smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the two companies entered into a commercial agreement that enables ST to offer stand-alone application processors for multiple applications, including smartphones and tablets. By consolidating the expertise to master all of the key technologies necessary to serve the multi-screen society, the strategy vaults ST into the league of very few companies able to provide complete solutions based on a unified processing platform that delivers the features required by its customers and the whole ecosystem. On July 1, ST completed the transfer of the application processor development organization from ST-Ericsson.
Q2 2012 – Product and Technology Highlights – Digital Sector – Digital Convergence
- Earned numerous design wins for MPEG2 in Asia and in India Cable Set Top Box market and for MPEG4 set-top box worldwide market, including fast adoption of the new 40nm families in Cable, Terrestrial, Satellite and IPTV.
- Collected an additional important design win for Orly 32nm from a telecom operator in Asia.
- Earned several designs with key Tier 1 OEMs for TV, teleconferencing and CE accessory products using the MYSTIQUE product family, the industry’s first DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 converters supporting up to 4Kx2K video formats and high bit-rate audio.
- Earned a design win for a networking ASIC in 28nm technology from a major customer.
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