Laurent Vera is currently holding a Marketing Director position with STMicroelectronics, responsible for developing the microcontroller business in Europe. Laurent has been working in the semiconductor industry since 1994. He held Marketing and business development positions in product organizations developing microcontrollers, imaging and embedded systems. Laurent spent more than 9 years of his career in Asia, cooperating with customers in the telecom, consumer, industrial, gaming and healthcare segments. Laurent obtained his degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, France.