Automotive World  Nov 19  Comment 
Freescale’s S32V automotive vision processor named “Best Chip”, “Reader’s Choice” and “Best in Show” Freescale Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FSL) advanced S32V automotive vision processor stole the show last week at ARM TechCon 2015,...
Automotive World  Nov 9  Comment 
Designed in collaboration with ARM® mbed™, Freescale Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FSL) popular FRDM-K64F board is available now with comprehensive support for ARM mbed IoT Device Platform technologies, including ARM’s new mbed OS operating...
Benzinga  Oct 23  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (NYSE: FSL) shares have advanced 55 percent year-to-date, and are trading close to the high-end of their 52-week range of $16.80 - $45.67. Bernstein’s Stacy A. Rasgon downgraded the rating on the company from...
Automotive World  Oct 22  Comment 
Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 2, 2015. Highlights include: GAAP Results Net sales of $1.12 billion Gross margin of 48.1% Earnings per share of $0.25 Non-GAAP Results*...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 15  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms have chosen the Dec. '15 $38.00 call for a couple of hedged-trading ideas on FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL). A traditional covered call on Freescale Semiconductor yields 6.41% (36.57%...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 12  Comment 
After closing Friday at $36.67, FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 5.98% return in just 67 days, which is an annualized return of 32.56% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Dec....
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 2  Comment 
FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 6.32% return in just 77 days. A covered call on Freescale Semiconductor at the $35.00 level expiring on Dec. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 6.32% or 29.95%...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 1  Comment 
FreeScale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) is a good candidate for a covered call at the $36.00 level. The Dec. '15 call at that price should fetch a credit of about $3.00, which means the entire position has a net debit of about $33.58. This trade has...
Automotive World  Oct 1  Comment 
Ultra reliable MC33907 and MC33908 analog ICs help automotive customers cost-effectively achieve stringent ASIL D metrics Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) announces that its analog MC33907 and MC33908 system basis chips (SBCs) have received ISO...


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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