STMicroelectronics Inaugurates Morocco Facility

February 05, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

STMicroelectronics Inc. (ST, Geneva, Switzerland) announced the inauguration of its new IC Design and Software Development Center in Rabat, Morocco. The decision to set up the new design center enlarges the scope of ST's presence in the country from the original back-end and test operations to include the design of highly complex silicon chips, known as System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.

"Complementing the long-standing success of our manufacturing facilities in the country, our latest IC Design and Software Development Center takes our relationship with the people of Morocco to a new level," said Pistorio. "We have been impressed by the skill and enthusiasm of young Moroccan engineers and are excited by both the contribution they can make to our world-beating portfolio of innovative products and technologies and the contribution that we can make in stimulating the growth of a dynamic semiconductor design industry in Morocco."