Market Intelligence Center  May 4  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithms on FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) could yield about 6.04% (16.10% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 137 days. Pair a long position in the stock with the...
Automotive World  Apr 30  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor expanded its successful tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) portfolio with the addition of the wireless FXTH8715 family, featuring the industry’s smallest fully integrated package and highest pressure accuracy for...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 12  Comment 
Wednesday’s trading in FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) gives options traders an opportunity for a 3.73% return. By selling the Jun. '15 $40.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $15.00 level for a net debit of $24.10, traders will book...
Reuters  Mar 4  Comment 
Avago Technologies Ltd held advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd, and is still looking for an acquisition that could be transformative, according to four...
Benzinga  Mar 3  Comment 
In a report published Monday, analysts John Vinh and Kevin Chen at Pacific Crest raised their price target on NXP Semiconductors NV's (NASDAQ: NXPI) from $95 to $135 and maintained an Outperform rating. On Monday, news came out about NXP...
Automotive World  Mar 2  Comment 
Enhances NXP’s strategy to lead in the “Secure Connections for a Smarter World” Establishes #1 Automotive Semiconductor Supplier Establishes #1 General-purpose MCU Supplier Clear path to $500 million in annual cost synergies Combination is...
Forbes  Mar 2  Comment 
In trading on Monday, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.2% on the day.  Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), up about 16% and shares of...
Benzinga  Mar 2  Comment 
NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced Monday that it will be acquiring Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (NYSE: FSL) in a $11.8 billion cash and stock deal, following which the shares of both companies opened higher same day, and...
Forbes  Mar 2  Comment 
In trading on Monday, semiconductors shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 2%.  Leading the group were shares of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), up about 16.3% and shares of Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) up about 11% on the day.


Freescale Semiconductor, Inc (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing semiconductors and solutions, where an embedded process includes the combination of embedded processors, semiconductors and software. Often times, the embedded processor products include microcontrollers, single- and multi-core microprocessors, applications processors and digital signal processors used in the automotive, networking, industrial and consumer markets. The company is poised for rapid growth in the Brazil, Russia, India and China - BRIC countries based on a long history of partnerships in the region. [1]

The electronics industry is well positioned to continue sustained growth with the strong future demand for electronics that require embedded preprocessor technology. Devices that require this technology can be found in all facets of future electronic applications including various hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless networking infrastructure and smart phone, automotive safety, smart grid, portable medical devices, and even consumer appliances. The International Data Corporation (“IDC”), estimates the growth for these micro processors to increase by a compounded 8% annual growth rate in the upcoming years, reflecting the growth for electronic content in industrial, automotive, medical, communications and consumer businesses. [2]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on May 25, 2011. The company offered 43.5M shares each for $18, which was at the low end of the $22-$24 price range. The offering raised a total of $783M. The lead managers of the IPO were Citigroup (C) and Deutsche Bank AG (DB). [3]

During the full year 2010, the company reported a total revenue of $4.46B and incurred a net loss of $1.053B.[4]

  1. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-4
  2. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-6
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Freescale Semiconductor prices IPO at $18, below the range" 25 May 2011
  4. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial Information" pg 9

Freescale bought SigmaTel for $110 million in February 2008. [5]


  1. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-4
  2. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg 1-6
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Freescale Semiconductor prices IPO at $18, below the range" 25 May 2011
  4. FSL S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial Information" pg 9
  5. Freescale
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