Mr. Edoardo Merli



Mr. Edoardo Merli

Automotive and Discrete Group, Senior Director of Automotive Marketing and Applications

Asia Region



  • Degree in Electronic Engineering from Bologna University in 1989.


  • Senior Director of Automotive Marketing and Applications, Automotive and Discrete Group, Asia Region (since June 2016)

  • Marketing & Application Director of the Automotive Product Group in Greater China and South Asia in Korea (since January 2012)

  • Appointed Automotive Product Group Director since 2007

  • In 2002, he built and led the WLAN Business Unit 

  • He Joined ST in 1998



  • Edoardo Merli is Senior Director of Automotive Marketing and Applications, Automotive and Discrete Group, Asia Region, STMicroelectronics. He has held this position since June 2016.

  • Merli joined STMicroelectronics in February 1998 as Head of System Architecture in the Telecom Wireline Division. In 2002, he formed and led the WLAN Business Unit making ST the market leader in Wi-Fi solutions for cellular phones and mobile devices. Merli was appointed Director of the Automotive Product Group in 2007, where he took responsibility for the RF Competence Center & Connectivity Business Unit and subsequently for the Car Radio Business Unit.

  • Merli has filed several patents and also authored numerous publications.

  • Edoardo Merli earned a degree in Electronic Engineer from University of Bologna in 1989.




  • Today’s car is already packed with electronics and, in fact, has among the highest densities of electronic components of all consumer machines. This automotive industry transformation trend is seen to continue with forecasted silicon content per car to increase from US$313 (2016) to US$366 (2023), multiplied by an increasing number of vehicles on the roads, representing a significant opportunity for all stakeholders involved. As a supplier of many of the silicon technologies inside the car, STMicroelectronics already sees the car as a technology hub which is powered by a plethora of technologies. Enabled by these cutting edge technologies, industry watchers predict the next big things in Automotive are vehicles with lower emission, higher energy efficiency, New and alternative Energies like NV/HEV, connected vehicle and Autonomous Driving.

  • In a world where the roads are becoming safer, vehicles are connected with everything. Objects will receive and emit information about their status, environment, and location. This vision is enabled by a new generation of electronics products, including Power Semiconductors for Electric Vehicle, radar sensors and multiple type of sensors, camera, MEMS and sensor fusion technologies, and new generations of Vision microcontrollers.

  • Car connectivity and electrification are progressively changing the automotive industry with increasing silicon content in every vehicle. ST is ready to serve this market transformation with its connectivity products, power technologies and full system solutions.





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