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It’s on! Freescale’s Fourth Annual Smart Device Pundit Contest Kicks Off



  It’s on! Freescale’s Fourth Annual Smart Device Pundit Contest Kicks Off

Nominate your favorite pundits through March 1; winners announced March 18

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- February 22, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is calling for nominations for its fourth
annual Smart Device Pundit contest. From Feb. 18 to March 1, 2013,
participants can nominate their favorite front-line informants – media,
analysts and bloggers – whose coverage of smart devices and the Internet of
Things stands out due to its ability to capture the deep impact that connected
machines, devices and appliances are having on consumers and society.

The nomination period closes on March 1 and voting to pick the top five 2013
top Smart Device Pundits will begin March 4. Winners will be announced March
18.

Tweet this: @Freescale’s #SmartPundit2013 is BACK! Nominate your fav pundits
thru March 1, enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite http://ow.ly/hzTNc

Read This: “The potential and pitfalls of the Internet of Things,” Kaivan
Karimi, The Embedded Beat, Feb. 15, 2013

News facts

The list returns for 2013: Now in its fourth consecutive year, Freescale’s
2013 Smart Device Pundit contest will recognize the hard work of industry
informants whose coverage helps us stay connected with all things connected.
The resulting list of top 20 pundits is meant to serve as a “who’s who” of
those reporting on the Internet of Things and the vast array of connected
devices that make our world smarter, giving consumers, suppliers and
manufacturers sources to turn to when they are seeking the latest industry
news. Freescale is asking readers to help recognize those key contributors who
help them navigate the ever evolving connected landscape and report on the new
technologies that power today’s intelligent innovations – from automobiles and
appliances to smart devices and home healthcare solutions.

Who’s No. 1 on your must-read list? Nominate today: Freescale wants to hear
from everyone: consumers, gadget geeks and industry veterans alike. To assist
in the nomination process, below is a list of previous winners and key pundits
Freescale has been following. You can select one or more candidates from this
list or nominate your own. The first time you nominate a pundit, you will be
automatically entered in a drawing for a Kindle. (See drawing rules).

How to nominate a pundit: From now through March 1, visit the Smart Device
Pundit 2013 homepage and simply share your pundit’s name with a link to a
great article, video, blog post, Twitter feed or industry report that shows
why your nominee should make the list of 2013 Smart Device Pundits. Click
“submit,” and your pundit will be in the running!

2013 Contenders

• Brad Linder, Liliputing                • Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
• Brooke Crothers, CNET                  • Mark Gibbs, NetworkWorld
• Casey Johnston, Ars Technica           • Mark Wilson, Fast Co. Design
• Christina Bonnington, Wired            • Michael Kozlowski, Good eReader
• Clive Thompson, NYT                    • Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine
Magazine/Wired                           • Mike Norris, Gadgetsteria
• Darren Murph, Engadget                 • Nate the Great, The Digital Reader
• David Brancaccio, Marketplace Tech     • Nick Bilton, New York Times Bits
• Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat            • Rachel King, CBS Interactive
• Harry McCracken, TIME                  • Sarah Rotman Epps, ReadWrite
• Ina Fried, All Things D                • Steven Hilton, RCR
• James Kendrick, ZDNet                  Wireless/Analysys Mason
• Jason Hiner, TechRepublic              • Sylvie Barak, Freelance
• Joanna Stern, ABC                      • Sascha Pallenberg, NetbookNews
• John Biggs, TechCrunch                 • Stephen Shankland, CNET
• Kevin Tofel, GigaOM                    • Tim Stevens, Engadget
• Kit Eaton, Fast Company
                                          

Stay tuned!: Freescale will announce the top 20 Smart Device Pundit nominees
on March 4 before opening up the final voting period to select the coveted
list of top 5. Visit www.freescale.com/pundit for more information.

Related links & media releases:
“The potential and pitfalls of the Internet of Things,” Kaivan Karimi, The
Embedded Beat, Feb. 15, 2013

Freescale Technology Enables the OmniPod® Insulin Pump for Hassle-Free
Diabetes Care, Feb. 13, 2013

Freescale to Demonstrate End-to-End Connected Solutions for Smart Metering at
DistribuTECH, Jan. 28, 2013

For more news around the Internet of Things, visit the Freescale Media Center.

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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
in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com.

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