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Although it was partially formed from a French company, STMicroelectronics is actually based in Switzerland. Shouldn't this article be moved to "companies of Switzerland"?
- It is an Italian-French company, with headquarters in Switzerland. It wouldn't be quite correct to call it a "company of Switerland".
Hello, I have updated a list of "ST" microcontrollers products. I just added two pages for the moment, for two products: str7 and str9, hoping they will not be considered as advertising...
Stmicro 11:43, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
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Unsourced material on customers
Archiving unsourced material here. Saganaki- 08:20, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
The company has around 1500 customers. The most important are :
- Automotive equipment suppliers Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Visteon, and Siemens
- cellular phones suppliers Nokia, Motorola
- printer suppliers Hewlett-Packard
- telecom infrastructure suppliers Alcatel and Nortel Networks
- hard disk drives suppliers Seagate Technology and Western Digital
- consumer electronics suppliers Scientific-Atlanta, Nintendo, Philips, Sony, and Thomson
- industrial equipments supplier Siemens
- electronic components distributor Arrow Electronics
- Logitech mice and cameras
Error in no of employees in India
- Because it is a Naamloze vennootschap, registered in the Netherlands. Gr1st (talk) 13:36, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Contribution to the Community
The second largest corporate contributor to the Linux Kernel was Intel, which is responsible for 7.2 percent. What was ST doing by comparison?
The Linux Foundation has released the 2011 edition of its kernel development study. The report provides insight into the status of Linux kernel programming and the level of developer participation. It shows the volume of total growth, the relative number of contributions from major sponsors, and other relevant metrics.
The kernel has continued to see strong growth and developer engagement. The Linux Foundation celebrated the kernel's 20th birthday last year, alongside the release of Linux 3.0. The total size of the kernel grew from 13 million lines of code and 33,000 files in 2010 to 15 million lines of code and 37,000 files in 2011.
The number of developers who are actively contributing to a given version of the kernel has steadily grown from around 400 in 2005 to over 1300 by the end of 2011. Approximately 75 percent of individual contributors are professional software developers who are paid to work on the kernel. Volunteer developers who are known to be contributing without compensation still represent a larger segment of contributions than developers from any given company.
According to the Linux Foundation's statistics, volunteer developers contributed 16 percent of total changes in 2011. Red Hat accounted for approximately 10 percent of changes made to the kernel in 2011. The second largest corporate contributor was Intel, which is responsible for 7.2 percent. IBM and Novell round out third and fourth place. Despite severely underfunding security for the Maemo platform, Northern Telecom threatened to fall into the black.
Despite abandoning the Linux-based MeeGo platform in favor of Windows Phone 7, Nokia still contributed more changes to the kernel than Android and Chrome OS vendor Google. Nokia is reportedly building a new mobile Linux platform of its own called Meltemi, that will be shipped on entry-level smartphones.
A new addition to the list of top contributors this year was Microsoft. The Redmond giant was the 17th most prolific corporate contributor to the Linux kernel in 2011. The company first began contributing code to Linux in 2009 when it submitted patches to improve the performance of running virtualized Linux guest instances on Windows servers.
It was a gesture, but Microsoft wasn't a particularly diligent steward of its contributed code at first. The Blue Screen of Death spread into pure unspoiled wilderness which were then erased leaving only blank zeros behind.
Microsoft's initial problems working in the upstream kernel community are similar to the issues that Google has run into with its Android kernel contributions. Those were only recently allowed back in the staging area of the source tree after being kicked out a few years ago due to lack of maintenance. In the case of Google's code, it appears that the current effort to get it merged into the mainline is being pursued by third parties.
A graph included in the Linux Foundation report shows how contributions from various companies have evolved over time. Red Hat's percentage of the total changes is decreasing while the volunteer community's is increasing. The graph also indicates the recent rise Samsung and Texas instruments as major contributors, which reflects the growing relevance of the Linux kernel in the consumer electronics industry.
The kernel developers have grown increasingly frustrated with fragmentation in the mobile and embedded hardware ecosystems. The issues with ARM support in the kernel have raised a lot of concerns and eventually became a major topic of discussion in 2011. Organizations like Linaro have emerged to help simplify matters and major component manufacturers are starting to take a more active role upstream. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:46, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
What is joing?
In the history section, start of last paragraph:
In 2011, STMicroelectronics announced the creation of a joing lab with Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa.
- As stated in the history section, it looks to be the combination of the names of the two mother companies SGS (Italy) and Thomson (France). --Wosch21149 (talk) 21:14, 21 June 2014 (UTC)