Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge Product Line Wins Best of 2012 Award from Electronic Design Magazine

  Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge Product Line Wins Best of 2012 Award from
  Electronic Design Magazine

Electronic Design recognizes Freescale’s groundbreaking base station-on-chip
portfolio as a 2012 “best product” winner

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- December 18, 2012

Electronic Design magazine has named Freescale Semiconductor’s QorIQ Qonverge
base station-on-chip portfolio as one of the best embedded processing products
of 2012 for the wireless communications space. QorIQ Qonverge products – the
industry’s premier multimode wireless base station processor family that
scales from small to large cells with a common architecture – began shipping
earlier this year.

Each year, Electronic Design’s staff editors choose the best technologies and
products among those introduced and covered in the magazine during the
previous 12 months. This year’s winners are recognized in Electronic Design’s
annual Best Electronic Design edition published earlier this month.

“Last year, Freescale sparked transformation within the wireless
infrastructure space with the introduction of the market-defining QorIQ
Qonverge portfolio,” said Stephen Turnbull, senior product manager of Wireless
Solutions for Freescale’s Digital Networking Group. “Today QorIQ Qonverge is
the only base station-on-chip portfolio receiving this prestigious award,
underscoring Freescale’s exceptional innovation and leadership.”

Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge portfolio provides an outstanding solution to the
wireless industry’s challenge of cost-effectively handling exploding demand
for high-speed wireless bandwidth and data access. The QorIQ Qonverge series
is a highly integrated base station-on-chip portfolio built on advanced
heterogeneous multicore technology. It is the first scalable family of
products sharing the same architecture to address multi-standard requirements
spanning the base station range from macrocells and metrocells to home/office

“We rely on the expertise of our staff and contributing editors to ferret out
the ‘best’ of the various new technologies, products, and standards that we
have seen and written about throughout the past year,” said Joe Desposito,
editor-in-chief for Electronic Design magazine. “These guys are in the
trenches every day covering this industry, and they know about all the great
new innovations that have been introduced and what really works.”

The QorIQ Qonverge portfolio’s flagship part is the B4860 macrocell
system-on-chip. Introduced earlier this year, the product is designed to help
mobile operators accommodate rapid adoption of 4G data-centric wireless
devices, while reducing costs associated with 3G deployments. The B4860
delivers optimal performance for macrocell base station applications, while
the small cell QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131/32 products offer compelling value
propositions for residential/enterprise multimode solutions.

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our 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. The company is based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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