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2016-01-19

STMicroelectronics: STMicroelectronics and ARM Drive Technology Innovation and Talent Development in China

ARM - ST University Design Contest 2015 stimulates innovation among young
engineering talents

Beijing, China, January 19, 2016
-- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and ARM (LSE: ARM;
NASDAQ: ARMH.US), the leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property
(IP), announced the winners of the ARM - ST University Design Contest 2015 in
China.

The contest, in its third year, encourages university students in China to
design innovative smart applications using STM32 Nucleo boards as hardware
platform and the GCC open-source compiler or the MDK-ARM software development
environment.

From its March 2015 launch to its close in November 2015, the 3rdedition of
the ARM - ST University Design Contest has attracted more than 800 teams of
2,000 students and teachers from 203 universities across 31 provinces in
China. The contest offered three rounds of evaluation - from preliminary to
semi-final and final.

"The response was overwhelming, with more than a 10% increase in participation
from the previous years, and the quality of submitted designs was very high,
and applications ranged from drones, to robots, smart vehicles, and
infotainment," said Arnaud Julienne, Senior Director, Microcontroller,
Memory&Secure MCU Group, Greater China&South Asia, STMicroelectronics.
"Encouraging the innovativeness and capability among these young talents to
integrate and apply the latest embedded technologies drives technology
innovation and talent enhancement in the region and helps students to
successfully integrate smart devices into both innovative and entirely new
applications."

The contest entries covered a wide range of applications using sensors, motion
control, wireless connectivity, mobile, and other products. Twenty-one teams
were shortlisted for the two-day final round with finalists who demonstrated
their works and answered questions from a panel of judges. These judges
comprised executives of ST and ARM, as well as scholars and experts from
China Software Industry Embedded Association and top Chinese universities
including Peking University, Beijing University of Technology, Zhejiang
University, and East China Normal University.

The overall champion team of this year's ARM - ST University Design Contest is
Lab440 (V1.1), from East China Normal University, who designed a smart text
reader based on image-processing techniques. The reader helps senior citizens
read instructions printed on medicine containers where the text font size is
often quite small. The application uses Contact Image Sensors to read the
text and convert it to speech through TTS (text-to-speech).

A joint first prize was awarded to Dream Team from Suihua University and
Conquer Team from Jinan University, who submitted STM32-based Telepresence
Robot using Virtual Reality and a Pulse-Control Simulator, respectively.

"China is set to become a leader in the smart-device industry and IoT
deployment, so supporting the development of the Chinese engineering
community is vitally important," said Khaled Benkrid, Worldwide University
Program Manager, ARM. "The ARM - ST University Design Contest gives Chinese
university students access to the latest ARM-based ST technologies with
teaching and training materials provided by the ARM University Program. This
will make students work-ready as they are equipped with industry-standard
skills and tools."

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security,
from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from
technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2014, the Company's net revenues were $7.40 billion. Further information on
ST can be found atwww.st.com.

About ARM

ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our
technology enables the development of new markets and transformation of
industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally
connected population. We design scalable, energy-efficient processors and
related technologies to deliver intelligence wherever computing happens,
ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs,
enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more
than 75 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property.
Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to
innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable
route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the
conversation athttp://community.arm.com.

For Press Information Contact:

STMicroelectronics
Grace Deng
Sr. Corporate External Communications Executive
+86 10 5797 9928
grace.deng@st.com

Jennifer Cheng
Corporate External Communications Manager - Greater China
+886 (2) 6603 - 2505
jennifer.cheng@st.com

ARM
Terry Li
PR Manager
+86 10 8217 2028
terry.li@arm.com

Irene Yu
Director, Digital Marketing&APAC Corporate Marketing
+886-2-8752-1711
irene.yu@arm.com

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