|Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.|
|Founded||Spin-off from Motorola in 2004|
|Headquarters||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Key people||Rich Beyer, CEO|
Lisa Su, CTO
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|Operating income||▲$1. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In financial and business Accounting, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT is a measure of a firm's profitability that excludes interest and income tax expenses 9 billion USD (2007)|
|Net income||▼-$1. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Net income is equal to the Income that a firm has after subtracting costs and Expenses from the total Revenue. 6 billion USD (2007)|
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is an American semiconductor manufacturer. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A semiconductor' is a Solid material that has Electrical conductivity in between a conductor and an insulator; it can vary over that It was created by the divestiture of the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola in 2004. Motorola Inc ( is an American, multinational Fortune 100, Telecommunications company based in Schaumburg Illinois. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Freescale focuses their integrated circuit products on the automotive, embedded and communications markets. Microchipsjpg|right|thumb|200px|Microchips ( EPROM memory with a transparent window showing the integrated circuit inside An embedded system is a special-purpose Computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with Real-time computing constraints Freescale is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. This article lists the top 20 largest semiconductor companies by sales leaders over the past 20 years
Motorola announced that their semiconductor division would be divested on October 6, 2003 to create Freescale. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Freescale completed its IPO on July 16, 2004 at an IPO price of $13. Initial public offering (IPO, also referred to simply as a "public offering" is when a company issues Common stock or shares to the public for the first Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Initial public offering (IPO, also referred to simply as a "public offering" is when a company issues Common stock or shares to the public for the first In its announcement, it estimated the stock price to be $17. 50-$19. 50 but following a cooling of the market towards tech stocks, it lowered its price to $13. Existing shareholders of Motorola stock received 0. 110415 shares of Freescale stock for every share of Motorola stock as a dividend which was distributed on December 2, 2004 Motorola Shareholder Letter.
Freescale is the leading semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry. The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design development manufacture marketing and sale of Motor vehicles In 2007 more than 73 million motor vehicles Modern cars use electronics to manage the engine for peak performance and to reduce emissions, and Freescale is the largest supplier of engine system microcontrollers in the world. Automobile emissions control covers all the technologies that are employed to reduce the Air pollution -causing emissions produced by Automobiles Exhaust emissions Automotive safety systems such as anti-lock brakes and airbags also use microcontrollers and analog power management circuits from Freescale. An anti-lock braking system, or ABS (from the German, A nti' b' lockier' s' ystem) is a safety system on Motor vehicles An airbag is part of a vehicle's safety restraint system a flexible envelope designed for rapid inflation in an automobile Collision, to prevent vehicle occupants A microcontroller (also MCU or µC is a functional Computer system-on-a- chip. Analogue electronics (or analog in American English) are those electronic systems with a continuously Variable signal Freescale also produces a range of integrated sensor products such as accelerometers and pressure sensors. An accelerometer is a device for measuring Acceleration and gravity induced reaction forces A pressure sensor measures the Pressure, typically of Gases or Liquids.
Freescale's SMARTMOS analog portfolio provides power actuation and multiple switch detect interface family ICs, system basis chips for hybrid vehicles
Other major parts of Freescale's semiconductor business are wireless and mobile products, and networking chips. Wireless communication is the transfer of information over a distance without the use of electrical conductors or " Wires quot Computer networking is the Engineering Discipline concerned with communication between Computer systems or devices Networking routers Freescale had also been a source of PowerPC microprocessors (ICs) for Apple Computer's PowerBooks and Mac mini products until the Apple Intel transition in 2006. PowerPC is a RISC Instruction set architecture created by the 1991 Apple – IBM – Motorola alliance known as AIM Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics The PowerBook is a line of Macintosh Laptop Computers that was designed manufactured and sold by Apple Computer Inc The Mac Mini (officially capitalized Mac mini) is a desktop computer made by Apple Inc The Apple Intel transition was the process of changing the CPU of Macintosh Computers from PowerPC processors to Intel X86 They joined Power.org in 2006 as a founding member to develop and promote the use of Power Architecture. Powerorg is an organization whose purpose is to develop enable and promote Power Architecture technology Power Architecture is a broad term to describe similar Instruction sets for RISC Microprocessors developed and manufactured by such companies as IBM
In 2006 the company announced a new Integrated Circuit (IC) which stores information without requiring continuous power. Microchipsjpg|right|thumb|200px|Microchips ( EPROM memory with a transparent window showing the integrated circuit inside The technology, called magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM), stores data by relying on magnetic properties instead of an electrical charge. Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory ( MRAM) is a non-volatile computer memory ( NVRAM) technology which has been under development since Freescale started commercial shipments of the 4-Mbit MRAM IC on July 10, 2006, with small volume sales priced at $25 per chip. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On Friday, September 15, 2006 Freescale agreed to accept a buyout for the sum of $17. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A buyout is an Investment transaction by which an entire company or a controlling part of the Stock of a company is sold 6 billion ($40 per share) by a consortium led by Blackstone Group LP. Among the most prestigious private equity and investment management firms in the world The Blackstone Group' ( is a company that provides Private equity, financial advisory Share prices of $13 at the July 2004 IPO had risen to $39. 35 in afterhours trading that Friday when the news, rumored that week, broke. A special shareholders meeting on November 13, 2006 voted to accept the buyout offer. Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The purchase, which closed on December 1, 2006, is reportedly the largest private buyout of a technology company and one of the ten largest buyouts of all time. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.