Freescale and Oracle Expand Relationship to Further Advance the Internet of Things

  Freescale and Oracle Expand Relationship to Further Advance the Internet of
  Things

Companies collaborate on technology and standards initiatives to spur
development of compelling new IoT products and services

JavaOne 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- September 23, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) and Oracle have agreed to a wide-ranging
relationship to help rapidly evolve the Internet of Things (IoT).

The collaboration paves the way for joint engineering, marketing and standards
initiatives focused on enhancing and leveraging the unique advantages that the
Java platform and Freescale processors provide for IoT service providers and
equipment OEMs.

“The immense potential of the IoT is undeniable, but its promise will only be
realized if industry leaders join forces to do the work necessary to turn the
vision into a reality,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general
manager of Freescale’s MCU business. “With its broad adoption, open source
model, huge enablement ecosystem and well-defined roadmap, Java technology is
ideally suited for IoT requirements. The powerful combination of Java with the
performance and security of Freescale’s extensive embedded processing
portfolio is well-positioned to play a defining role in the evolution of the
IoT.”

Defining Java standards for the IoT

As part of the collaboration, Freescale will join the Java Community Process
(JCP) and work with Oracle and other JCP members to drive standard technical
specifications for the Java platform. Freescale’s focus in the JCP will
initially be on Java for resource-constrained processing platforms, such as
the low-cost, small geometry microcontrollers that provide the embedded
intelligence for IoT-enabled products.

In addition, Freescale has joined the OpenJDK community, where it will work
with Oracle to enhance Java for Freescale i.MX application processors, as well
as contribute to open implementations of Java APIs for the IoT.

“As a longtime embedded processing pioneer, with an unusually clear vision on
how to use their technology to accelerate innovation and ease-of-use,
Freescale has the expertise and insight necessary to help Java evolve and
thrive in the IoT era,” said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development,
Java Platform, Oracle. “We have already made progress in a number of areas
that we are proud to showcase together at JavaOne San Francisco 2013, and look
forward to expanding our collaboration to cover a broad range of products and
activities aimed to position Oracle and Freescale as leaders in the Internet
of Things.”

Deep technology collaboration to foster IoT innovation

In addition to standards activities, Freescale and Oracle will collaborate on
technology initiatives designed to speed and simplify the development of
next-generation IoT products. The companies plan to establish abstraction
layer technology allowing Oracle Java ME Embedded to run seamlessly on
Freescale’s proven MQX™ embedded operating system and across a broad spectrum
of Freescale microcontrollers, dramatically expanding the available processing
platform choices for developers looking to create innovative IoT edge node
products. Other joint technology efforts are expected to include the
optimization of Java to run on Freescale’s popular i.MX 6 series applications
processors, as well as further cooperation on the creation of Freescale’s “one
box” reference platform -- a new, secured service platform based on Freescale
silicon and Oracle Java SE Embedded that standardizes and consolidates the
delivery and management of IoT services for the home automation, industrial
and manufacturing automation markets.

Freescale at JavaOne San Francisco 2013

Freescale is a diamond sponsor of JavaOne San Francisco 2013. Company
executives will deliver keynote addresses on the topics of IoT security and
the critical role Java is playing in the IoT. Demonstrations related to the
Freescale/Oracle IoT collaboration, including the one box platform, are
currently available at JavaOne San Francisco 2013 in booth #5001 of the
JavaOne exhibition hall and in booth HHJ-004 of the JavaOne DEMOgrounds.

Freescale Connected Intelligence

Freescale Connected Intelligence helps our customers realize the potential of
the Internet of Things. It reflects our unique ability to deliver scalable,
systems-focused processing and connectivity, from the embedded intelligence of
the end nodes through the network to the cloud. Freescale Connected
Intelligence combines hardware, software and services, along with key
partnerships and expertise, to simplify design of intelligent systems and
accelerate innovation for the Internet of Things. For more information, visit
freescale.com/intelligence.

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.www.freescale.com

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Contact:

Freescale
Americas
Jack Taylor, 512-560-7143
jack.taylor@freescale.com
or
Asia-Pacific
Gloria Shiu, (85-22) 666-8237
gloria.shiu@freescale.com
or
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Laurent Massicot, +33 (0)1 69 10 48 05
laurent.massicot@freescale.com
or
India
Anjali Srivastava, (91-120) 395-0000
anjali.srivastava@freescale.com
or
Japan
Kiyomi Masuda, (81-3) 5437-9128
kiyomi.masuda@freescale.com
 
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