Freescale to be Presenting Sponsor of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

  Freescale to be Presenting Sponsor of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

Freescale Foundation to leverage race to raise funds for global STEM education

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- June 4, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor announced today it will be the Presenting Sponsor of
the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon^® at a special event at its Austin
headquarters with Freescale President and CEO Gregg Lowe, Mayor Lee
Leffingwell and race director John Conley. Freescale (previously known as
Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector) helped create the Austin Marathon and
Half Marathon in 1991 and produced the race through 2006. The Austin Marathon
and Half Marathon presented by Freescale will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16,

Gregg Lowe, President and CEO, Freescale (Photo: Business Wire)

Gregg Lowe, President and CEO, Freescale (Photo: Business Wire)

Donation proceeds raised from the race will go to the newly created Freescale
Foundation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
initiatives. Registration for the event, which includes a marathon (26.2
miles) and a half marathon (13.1 miles), is open now at Since its inception, the Austin Marathon and Half
Marathon has generated more than $75 million dollars in economic benefit for
the Austin economy and generated over $5 million in proceeds for Austin
nonprofits. In its 22-year history, more than 100,000 runners from all 50
states and more than 30 nations have crossed the finish line to earn the
Austin Marathon a place as one of the most prominent race events in the United

“Freescale and the Austin Marathon are Austin’s original power couple -- and
together we’re bringing the race back home,” said Gregg Lowe, president and
CEO of Freescale. “We are committed to the Austin community and we plan to
leverage the marathon and Freescale Foundation to inspire students to pursue
STEM-related careers. Freescale wants this race to be a catalyst for the next
generation of innovators and scientists.”

“The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale represents the
revival of a great partnership worth celebrating,” said Mayor Leffingwell.
“It’s wonderful to once again have Freescale and the City collaborating on an
event benefiting STEM education, one of our community’s most critical needs.”

“We could not be more excited to partner with Freescale as the Presenting
Sponsor,” said John Conley, race director of the Austin Marathon and Half
Marathon. “Since the very beginning, we imagined this event as a world-class
road race that unites the community, brings international attention to the
region, promotes health and fitness and serves as a fundraising engine. With
Freescale as presenting sponsor, the event is back home and it feels great to
partner with a sponsor that has a strong focus and legacy in its cause and in
this community.”

With approximately 4,000 employees who live and work in the community,
Freescale has a strong and healthy presence in the Austin area and is
dedicated to improving global education through its new Freescale Foundation.
The foundation was created to inspire and encourage students to pursue STEM
careers and build tomorrow’s generation of engineering talent.

About the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon®

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the largest combined marathon
and half marathons in the United States. It has hosted runners from all 50
states and more than 30 countries around the world. The race began as the
Motorola Marathon in 1992 with 605 marathon runners and in 2013, hosted more
than 15,000 runners in the marathon and half marathon categories. The Austin
Marathon and Half Marathon has a Silver Certification for sustainability
efforts from the Council for Responsible Sport and continues to be among the
most environmentally friendly public event in the country. In its 22-year
history, the race has helped nonprofits raise more than $5 million to support
their causes. The 2014 race will take place on Sunday, February 16. For more
information visit

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 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.

Freescale, the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.,
Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property
of their respective owners. © 2013 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

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Freescale Semiconductor:
Andy North, 512-996-4418
Austin Marathon and Half Marathon:
Jeff Hahn, 512-626-4971
Lois Paul and Partners
Emilie Salvagio, 512-638-5321
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