Automotive World  Apr 2  Comment 
Optimized for 32-bit MCUs, Freescale’s next-generation system basis chips deliver energy-efficient scalability Apr. 2, 2014– Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is helping automotive and industrial system designers reduce the cost and...
TheStreet.com  Mar 19  Comment 
Story updated at 9:35 a.m. to reflect market activity. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Drexel Hamilton raised its price target for Freescale Semiconductor to $30 Wednesday, maintaining a "buy" rating for the chipmaker. Shares of Freescale gained 0.4%...
The Straits Times  Mar 18  Comment 
March 18, 2014 9:41 PM THE trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has sold the trust's two dry bulk vessels, MT Stella Fomalhaut and MT FSL Durban.     
Reuters  Mar 10  Comment 
The loss of 20 key Freescale Semiconductor employees in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner on Saturday raises questions about whether the company should have allowed so many of them to board the same plane, but security experts said that at...
Cellular News  Mar 9  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor has confirmed that 20 of its employees were passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Click here for more.
Automotive World  Feb 26  Comment 
Freescale announces support from Silicom and Green Hills Software for its C29x crypto coprocessor with board and RTOS solutions optimized for data center and cloud services security applications As sophisticated cyber attacks on highly visible...
Benzinga  Feb 21  Comment 
Analysts at Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) with an “outperform” rating. The target price for Whole Foods Market is set to $63. Whole Foods Market's shares closed at $52.35 yesterday. Jefferies...
TheStreet.com  Feb 12  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Freescale Semiconductor  was rising 3.45% to $18.91 on Wednesday after the company announced it had increased a public offering of common shares to 35 million from 30 million and priced it at $18.50 a share. The offering...
Benzinga  Feb 12  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) shares moved up 5.65% to $19.81. The volume of Freescale Semiconductor shares traded was 2562% higher than normal. Freescale Semi announced upsized offering from 30 million to 35 million shares at $18.50 per...
Automotive World  Feb 10  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) announced today that it intends to offer 30,000,000 common shares, par value $0.01 per share, in an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions. In addition, Freescale intends to...


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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