New Freescale Foundation to Focus on STEM Education

  New Freescale Foundation to Focus on STEM Education

Freescale commits to invest in the future of science, technology, engineering
and math with new foundation and multi-million dollar initial contribution

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- May 30, 2013

As the pace of technology continues to make steep academic demands on students
and teachers across the globe, experts agree that the future workforce will
need a standard literacy in technology in order to achieve success in
engineering, science or math careers and to help develop the next generation
of innovators. In response to these educational challenges and opportunities,
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced the creation of the
Freescale Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Freescale will make an
initial contribution of $5 million to the Freescale Foundation with plans for
ongoing contributions.

Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale

Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale

“Our Freescale team is passionate about engineering and we want to bring that
passion to our local communities with a desire to encourage the next
generation of talent,” said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale.
“Science, technology, engineering and math degrees lead to rewarding careers
and to have the opportunity to inspire students is an amazing opportunity and
one we take very seriously. The Freescale Foundation will help make it all
possible.”

The goals of the Freescale Foundation are to:

  *promote STEM learning at all levels of the education continuum
  *reduce the STEM education gap among women and underrepresented populations
  *influence the development of the technical workforce of the future
  *strengthen Freescale’s corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

“We are thrilled to put the power of Freescale’s employees behind such a
worthy effort,” said Rick Morales, Freescale’s director of Community Relations
and Inclusion. “Though we know we can’t do it alone, we think this is the
right approach that will benefit our local and global communities. This is
about doing our part to ensure that we can help develop the next wave of
talented scientists, engineers and mathematicians.”

Freescale has been working with educators around the world to bring the
resources and solutions needed for advancing education, as well as provide
sponsorships to deliver practical experience, for more than 30 years. The new
Freescale Foundation will compliment the great work and success achieved over
the last several years. The Foundation will continue to support our university
programs as well as K-12 STEM education with resources, solutions,
sponsorships, open source hardware, software and experience-based
competitions, such as the Freescale Cup.

The Freescale Foundation will accept 2013 grant applications through Aug. 30
from qualified organizations that meet a certain criteria, including qualified
organizations supported by Freescale’s approximately 17,000 employees. The
Foundation will focus on requests from eligible nonprofit organizations in
communities where Freescale employees live and work. Information on
qualifications and open enrollment can be found at www.FreescaleFoundation.org
and will be updated as more details become available.

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About Freescale Semiconductor

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 MPUs and MCUs
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. freescale.com

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Contact:

Freescale Semiconductor
Andy North, 512-996-4418
Andy.North@freescale.com
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