Freescale Semiconductor - Active Components
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately-held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD).
Freescale was one of the first semiconductor companies in the world, having started as a division of Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona in 1948. 2004, Motorola Spin-off of Freescale Semiconductor
As of December 7, 2015, Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. was acquired by NXP Semiconductors NV. Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions worldwide. It offers semiconductors and system solutions for the automotive, identification, mobile, consumer, computing, wireless infrastructure, and lighting and industrial applications, as well as software solutions for mobile phones. The company also provides SS transistors and diodes, SS MOS and Power MOS products, bipolar power transistors, thyristors, rectifiers, interface protection devices, and general purpose logic products. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. and changed its name to Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. in April 2012. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. provides embedded processing solutions, which includes the combination of embedded processors, complementary semiconductor devices and software. Its business is organized around five principal product groups: Microcontrollers, Digital Networking, Automotive MCUs, Analog and Sensors, and RF. The company's key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices.