Company: SGS-THOMSON (renamed STMicroelectronics in 1998)
Based: Geneva Switzerland
Founded: 1987 from merger with of SGS Microelettronica & Thomson Semiconducteurs
Founders: Jack and Earl Echlin
Specialty: One of the worlds largest semiconductor companies specializing in Sensor, Power, MEMS, Automotive, and Embedded Processing Integrated Circuits. Original contract manufacturer of NVIDIA's first graphics chips.
These 12 sample SGS-Thomson Integrated Circuits and Electronic components came as a promotional item given out at trade shows by company representatives to perspective buyers.
The components came sealed in a tin can. We opened up the bottom of our soup can to see what was inside and found the following 1980's era SGS-Thomson Microelectronic components wrapped in bubble-wrap:
1. Voltage Regulator
2. CMOS 4000 Logic
3. High Speed CMOS Logic
4. NE555N Bipolar Timer
5. Low Power Schottky
6. SMD High Speed CMOS Logic
7. Fast Recovery Rectifier
8. Triac / SCR
9. Zener Diode
10. Power MOS Transistor
11. Bipolar Transistor
12. Transient Suppressor
Can reads: "MICROELECTRONICS - Cream of the Crop".
Dimensions of Can : 4" Tall x 2 5/8" Wide