STMicroelectronics Appoints New Corporate Vice President for Back-End Manufacturing
Geneva, January 26, 2006 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey See as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of ST’s worldwide back-end operations.
Jeffrey See, currently General Manager of the ST ‘s manufacturing complex in Ang Mo Kio (Singapore) is promoted to the position of Corporate Vice President, Central Back-End General Manager, effective April 3, 2006. See’s appointment follows the departure of Giordano Seragnoli, the current Corporate VP for back-end activities who, at 69, is leaving for a well deserved retirement at the end of Q2, 2006.
A respected veteran of semiconductor industry, See (born in Singapore in 1945) has played a vital role in establishing and growing the Company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing operations in the Asia Pacific region, where the largest part of ST’s assembly and test production is also located.
Jeffrey See has been with the Company since it started its operations in Singapore in 1969 when he joined it as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for ST’s first Assembly and Test operation in Toa Payoh., becoming Deputy Plant Manager in 1980. In 1983, he was appointed to set up the region’s first wafer fabrication plant in Ang Mo Kio, which has grown under his leadership to become the single largest volume-manufacturing facility within ST. Today, ST’s Ang Mo Kio manufacturing complex with three plants and a staff of 5400 represents a global benchmark for achievements in quality, cost, and cycle time.
Coupling a successful management track record with profound knowledge of volume manufacturing processes, both in the front-end and the back-end areas, See is ideally suited not only to maintain but also to keep improving the excellence of ST’s central back-end operations. He will be based in Singapore to be close to the hub of the Company’s back-end facilities in Malaysia, China, and Singapore which are complemented by ST’s leading-edge back-end activities in Malta and Morocco.
“Jeffrey See’s appointment symbolizes the growing importance of Asia for our global manufacturing operations. As a local native and one of the pioneers of the region’s semiconductor industry, as well as of ST, he has the experience and insight to ensure a full integration of front-end and back-end activities worldwide, further cutting cost and delivery time, while continuing to increase the excellence of our world-class manufacturing infrastructure,” commented Alain Dutheil, Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics. “I would also like to use this opportunity to praise Giordano Seragnoli for his long-standing commitment and invaluable contribution to the success of the Company.”
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2005, the Company’s net revenues were $8.88 billion and net earnings were $266 million. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com
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