IC for ST, It was formed by the merger of SGS Microelectronics of Italy and Thomson Semiconductor of France.
IC for TI designs and manufactures analog technology, digital signal processing (DSP) and microcontroller (MCU) semiconductors. TI is a leader in analog and digital embedded and application processing semiconductor solutions. As a global semiconductor company, TI conducts innovation through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. Engineering development tools help design engineers evaluate, create, or debug designs based on semiconductor devices. There are many forms of development workers, including starter kits, evaluation boards, and debuggers.
STMicroelectronics is one of the manufacturers with the broadest semiconductor product line in the industry, ranging from discrete diodes and transistors to complex system-on-chip (SoC) devices to complete platform solutions including reference designs, application software, manufacturing tools and specifications. There are more than 3000 types of its main products. STMicroelectronics is a major supplier in various industrial fields, with a variety of advanced technologies, intellectual property (IP) resources and world-class manufacturing processes.
Semiconductor products can be roughly divided into two categories: special products and standard products. Dedicated products integrate a large number of proprietary IP from semiconductor manufacturers, users and third parties, which distinguish them from other products on the market, such as: System on Chip (SoC) Products, Custom and semi-custom circuits, Application-specific standard products (ASSP), such as: wireless application processors, set-top box chips and automotive ICs, Microcontroller, Smart Card IC, Dedicated memory, Dedicated Discrete Device (ASD™).
Once a customer uses a dedicated product in an application, it is usually impossible to replace the product without modifying the hardware and software design.
On the contrary, standard products are devices that implement certain specific common functions, and these devices are generally provided by several vendors. Usually, standard products launched by manufacturers can be replaced by similar products from other manufacturers. The difference between suppliers is mainly in cost and customer service. However, once the application design is frozen, the standard device will also become the only device in terms of performance optimization.
Standard products include: Discrete devices such as transistors, diodes and thyristors, Power transistors, such as MOSFET, Bipolar and IGBT, Analog circuit building blocks, such as operational amplifiers, comparators, voltage regulators, and voltage reference circuits, Standard logic function and interface. Numerous memory products, such as standard or serial NOR flash memory, NAND flash memory, EPROM/EEPROM and non-volatile RAM
RF discrete devices and ICs.
Since its establishment, STMicroelectronics has successfully achieved a balance in market development, combining differentiated special products (these products are usually not easily affected by the market cycle) with traditional standard products (these products require less R&D investment and production capital intensity). STMicroelectronics' diversified product series avoids excessive reliance on general-purpose or special-purpose products./AM17x.