Washington, DC 20549

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF

                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                           For the month of April 2002

                             STMicroelectronics N.V.

                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

           Route de Pre-Bois, ICC Bloc A, 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland

                    (Address of principal executive offices)

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A press release dated April 15, 2002 announcing the timing for the first quarter
earnings release and conference call.

Monday April 15, 2:02 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for 1st Quarter Earnings Release and
Conference Call

GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 2002--STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM - news)
announced that it will release earnings after 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time /
11:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET), on Monday, April 22, 2002.

The press release will be available immediately on the Company's website at

The management of STMicroelectronics will conduct a conference call on Tuesday,
April 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. CET, to discuss
operating performance for the first quarter of 2002.

The conference call will be available via the Internet by accessing the
following Web address: Those accessing the webcast should go to
the Website at least 15 minutes prior to the call, in order to register,
download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be available
until 12 midnight (CET) on May 3, 2002.

About STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics, the world's third largest independent semiconductor company,
is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across
the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of
silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, (IP) Intellectual Property
portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of
System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling
today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2001, the
Company's net revenues were $6.36 billion and net earnings were $257.1 million.
Further information on ST can be found at


     Investor Relations Europe:
     Benoit de Leusse
     Investor Relations Manager Europe
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     Investor Relations USA:
     Stanley March
     Director of Investor Relations, USA
     Tel: +1.212.821.8939
     Fax: +1.212.821.8923
     Media Relations Corporate:
     Maria Grazia Prestini
     Director, Corporate Media Relations
     Tel.: +41.22.929.6945
     Fax: +41.22.929.6950
     Press Relations USA:
     Michael Markowitz
     Director, U.S. Media Relations
     Tel: +1.212.821.8959
     Fax: +1.212.821.8922


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
STMicroelectronics N.V. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: April 17, 2002                       STMicroelectronics N.V.

                                           By:    /s/ Pasquale Pistorio
                                              Name:   Pasquale Pistorio
                                              Title:  President and Chief
                                                      Executive Officer