STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is called ST, it is Europe's largest semiconductor chip maker based on revenue. While STMicroelectronics corporate headquarters and the headquarters for EMEA region are based in Geneva, the holding company, STMicroelectronics N. V. is registered in Netherlands. The company's US headquarters is in Texas. Headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region is in Singapore whilst Japan and Korea operations are headquartered in Tokyo; the company headquarters for the Greater China region is in Shanghai. ST was formed in 1987 by the merger of two government-owned semiconductor companies: SGS Microelettronica of Italy and Thomson Semiconducteurs, the semiconductor arm of France's Thomson: SGS Microelettronica originated in 1972 from a previous merger of two companies: ATES, a vacuum tube and semiconductor maker headquartered in the Abruzzese city of l'Aquila, which in 1961 changed its name to Azienda Tecnica ed Elettronica del Sud and relocated its manufacturing plant to the outskirts of the Sicilian city of Catania Società Generale Semiconduttori.

Thomson Semiconducteurs was created in 1982 by the French government's widespread nationalisation of industries. It included: the semiconductor activities of the French electronics company Thomson. In 1985 it bought Mostek, a US company founded in 1969 as a spin-off of Texas Instruments, from UTC. Silec, founded in 1977. Eurotechnique founded in 1979 in Rousset, Bouches-du-Rhône as a joint-venture between Saint-Gobain of France and US-based National Semiconductor. EFCIS, founded in 1977. SESCOSEM, founded in 1969. At the time of the merger the company was named SGS-THOMSON but took its current name in May 1998 following Thomson’s sale of its shares. After its creation ST was ranked 14th among the top 20 semiconductor suppliers with sales of around US$850 million; the company has participated in the consolidation of the semiconductor industry since its formation, with acquisitions including: In 1989, British company Inmos known for its transputer microprocessors from parent Thorn EMI. In 1994, Canada-based Nortel's semiconductor activities.

In 2002, Alcatel's Microelectronics division, which along with the incorporation of smaller ventures such as UK company, Synad Ltd, helped the company expand into the Wireless-LAN market. In 2007, US-based Genesis Microchip. Genesis Microchip is known for their strength in video processing technology and has design centres located in Santa Clara, Taipei City, Taiwan R. O. C. and Bangalore. On December 8, 1994, the company completed its initial public offering on the Paris and New York stock exchanges. Owner Thomson SA sold its stake in the company in 1998 when the company listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan. In 2002, Motorola and TSMC joined Philips in a new technology partnership; the Crolles2 Alliance was created with a new 12" wafer manufacturing facility located in Crolles. By 2005, ST was ranked fifth, behind Intel, Texas Instruments and Toshiba, but ahead of Infineon, Renesas, NEC, NXP, Freescale; the company was the largest European semiconductors supplier, ahead of Infineon and NXP. Early in 2007, NXP and Freescale decided to stop their participation in Crolles2 Alliance.

Under the terms of the agreement the Alliance came to an end on December 31, 2007. On May 22, 2007, ST and Intel created; this new company merged Intel Flash Memory activities. Semiconductor market consolidation continued with ST and NXP announcing on April 10, 2008, the creation of a new joint venture of their mobile activities, with ST owning 80% of the new company and NXP 20%; this joint venture began on August 20, 2008. On February 10, 2009, ST Ericsson, a joint venture bringing together ST-NXP Wireless and Ericsson Mobile Platforms, was established. In 2011, ST announced the creation of a joint lab with Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; the lab will focus on innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics. Past collaborations with Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies included DustBot, a platform that integrated self-navigating "service robots" for waste collection. ST Ericsson was a multinational manufacturer of wireless products and semiconductors, supplying to mobile device manufacturers.

ST-Ericsson was a 50/50 joint venture of Ericsson and STMicroelectronics established on February 3, 2009, dissolved on August 2, 2013. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it was a fabless company, outsourcing semiconductor manufacturing to foundry companies; as of December 31, 2014, the shareholders were: 68.4% public 4.1% treasury shares 27.6% STMicroelectronics Holding B. V. 50% FT1CI 50% Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze of Italy Following an earlier failure, STMicroelectronics has stayed out of the volatile markets for DRAM and PC microprocessors. In 1994, it attempted to launch compatible Intel 80486 microprocessors in partnership with American company Cyrix. Only model one was completed, the 1995 Cyrix M1 microprocessor, intended to compete with Intel's Pentium family, it did achieve some success, however, in the PC-compatible x86 embedded systems market with its STPC SoC line, culminating in the 486-class STPC Atlas, which reached end-of-life in 2008. Unlike so-called fabless semiconductor


Agrón is a Spanish town and municipality located in the eastern part of the region of Alhama, in the province of Granada, autonomous community of Andalusia. It is surrounded by the municipalities of Ventas de Huelma, Escúzar, Alhendín, Arenas del Rey and Cacín. Other nearby towns are Ácula. Agrón is one of the fifty-two entities, its toponym, of Latin reminiscences - "Agrum", which means "Field" - refers to an agricultural activity, the livelihood of its inhabitants throughout history. The municipality, in terms of the development of historical events, has been linked, like all the others in this area of El Temple, to Alhama de Granada and, like it, has seen the times of theRoman Empire, the long Muslim domination, the subsequent Christianization after the Granada war and in the 19th century, the presence in its lands ofNapoleonic troops during the War of Independence. Today, the Dukes of Wellington own. After the mechanization of the agricultural world, Agrón fell into a deep crisis, decreasing its population continuously since 1960 when there was massive emigration to other parts of the country -mainly to Catalonia- and Germany.

According to the National Statistics Institute of Spain, in 2017 Agrón had 290 registered inhabitants. The electoral results in the last municipal elections are reflected in the following table: The Socialist Party won with 114 votes, the current mayor is María del Pilar López Romero; the only means of communication that runs through the municipality is the road A-338, named "Carretera de Alhama" Patronal feasts: Its popular festivities are celebrated every year on the weekend before the 15th of August in honour of the town's patron saint, the Immaculate Conception. It is typical of Agrón, as in a good part of the province of Granada, to celebrate the 25th of April the day of San Marcos, where people gather in the afternoon to taste the popular hornazos -buns of oil in which a boiled egg is placed- accompanied by green beans. Cultural Heritage of Agrón in the Digital Guide of the Cultural Heritage of Andalusia. Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage Agron's town hall

Tally Brown

Tally Brown was a singer and actress, part of the New York underground performance scene Andy Warhol's "Factory" and who appeared in or was the subject of films by Warhol and Rosa von Praunheim. Brown began her classical musical training at Juilliard at the age of sixteen. Along with Ruth W. Greenfield, Brown was one of the founders in 1951 of the Fine Arts Conservatory, in Miami, which The New York Times described as, "one of the first racially integrated theaters and art schools in the South." By the 1950s, Brown had developed a rhythm-and-blues style akin to such performers as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, during this time, she released an album entitled, A Torch for Tally, with the Jimmy Diamond Quartet. The album featured the songs Limehouse Blues, Honeysuckle Rose, My Man. Brown was cast in productions of Mame, The Pajama Game and other shows, which were staged on and off Broadway. In the 1960s and 70s, Brown sang in notable New York City nightclubs such as Reno Sweeney's and S. N. A. F. U, she provided entertainment at the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in New York City.

Following her death, The New York Times published an obituary stating that Ms. Brown was known for her intense, dramatic renditions of songs by Kurt Weill, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie." Brown began her film acting career by appearing in the film Batman Dracula and the film Camp, both directed by Warhol. In one scene from Camp, Brown mimicked Yma Sumac. Brown appeared in such experimental films as The Illiac Passion, she was featured in the horror film Silent Night, Bloody Night. Brown was "prominent in the underground performance world of the 1960s and 70s." In the summer of 1964, Brown first met Warhol at a benefit for the Living Theatre, the alternative theatre in New York City of which she was a member. Brown would be featured in at least two of Warhol's films. In 1970, she was among a panel of guests who participated in a discussion on the David Susskind Show about Warhol's underground film Trash. Interviewed were other members of Warhol's "Factory". German filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim directed a documentary based on the life of Brown entitled Tally Brown, New York in which he relied on "extensive interviews with Brown, as she recounts her collaboration with Warhol, Taylor Mead, others...."

Released in 1979 in the former West Germany, Tally Brown, New York was a portrait of Brown's singing and acting career. Distinguished cameo appearances in the film included that of actors Divine, Holly Woodlawn and artist Ching Ho Cheng. In the same year of its release, the documentary won the Film Award in Silver at the German Film Awards for "Outstanding Non-Feature Film'; the documentary was noteworthy for its use of cinéma vérité in its opening shot by depicting New York's gritty street life in and around Times Square in the 1970s, before it was cleaned up. Tally Brown's biographical papers and artifacts are archived at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa. Batman Dracula directed by Andy Warhol Camp directed by Warhol Four Stars**** directed by Warhol The Illiac Passion as Venus. Http:// Tally Brown on IMDb Tally Brown singing "Heroes" on YouTube "Lady grinning soul", vocal by Tally Brown on YouTube