24 July 2012 STMicroelectronics reports $75m loss in Q2 STMicroelectronics has reported a loss of $75million in Q2 2012, compared to a net income of $420m in Q2 2011. The company attributes the loss to joint venture ST-Ericsson, with ST president and ceo Carlo Bozotti saying there is 'substantial progress' to be made. Net revenue for Q2 also fell 16% to $2.15billion from $2.57bn a year earlier. "As we saw during the end of the second quarter, the global economic environment has weakened. As a result, bookings in June softened and remain somewhat volatile," commented Bozotti. The company said that it expects improvement in Q3 due to new product momentum, including MEMs, microcontrollers and power mosfets. It is also focused on expense reduction and aims to cut its full year 2012 capital expenditures plan by approximately 25%. "Overall, we will become a much leaner company with increased flexibility to adjust to market conditions and reduce our earnings volatility," added Bozotti. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.st.com Companies STMicroelectronics This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article DMASS figures reveal decline ... DMASS report shows semiconductor distribution sales declined ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.