Freescale Expands Analog Portfolio to Address Growing Industrial Market

  Freescale Expands Analog Portfolio to Address Growing Industrial Market

Leveraging a legacy of automotive analog leadership, Freescale delivers
industrial solutions designed for safety, reliability and performance

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- October 8, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced a major expansion of its
analog portfolio for the industrial market, building on its expertise in
automotive analog solutions to bring more than 20 products featuring
outstanding performance, reliability and functional safety to the growing
global industrial automation market.

Driven by the transition from mechanical technologies to electronic
automation, the industrial space is experiencing growth across numerous
product categories. According to industry analyst firm IHS, the market for
analog semiconductors targeting industrial applications is expected to grow
during the next several years, expanding from $6.8 billion in 2012 to $9.2
billion by 2017, and exceeding the growth rate for the analog market as a

With the addition of industrial analog solutions to its portfolio of
microcontrollers (MCUs) and sensors for industrial applications, Freescale
offers robust, reliable and differentiated solutions to the fast-growing
industrial market. This comprehensive approach can help simplify systems
design and accelerate time to market.

“Freescale’s analog solutions bridge real-world physics with the connected
intelligence of the virtual world,” said James Bates, senior vice president
and general manager of Freescale’s Analog and Sensors business. “With safety
and reliability expertise honed by our long history in the automotive market,
together with Freescale’s complementary and broad portfolio of MCUs and
sensors, Freescale’s industrial analog products enable comprehensive systems
solutions designed to help our customers compete and win in the marketplace.”

Serving key industrial markets

Freescale’s expanded industrial analog portfolio targets applications
including factory automation systems, industrial networking power management
equipment, portable medical products, smart home and building control, as well
as energy storage systems.

Freescale’s analog offerings for these markets include:

  *System basis chips (SBCs) featuring an outstanding combination of
    integrated functional safety, power management efficiency and
  *Battery management sensor (BMS) solutions featuring precision signal
    measurement and ultra-low-power capabilities for mission-critical
  *Power drivers delivering exceptional thermal efficiency for high-current
    drive applications in brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as
    precision solenoid drive profiles in demanding dynamic load environments;
  *Power switches for dense, high-current I/O switching applications
    requiring space efficiency, rich diagnostics and comprehensive fault
    management capabilities.

Robust and reliable performance

Many Freescale analog products meet critical industrial market requirements,
including operation across extended temperature ranges and incorporation of
manufacturing processes that yield defect rates better than 50 parts per
million during 10 years of continuous operation. In addition, 95 percent of
Freescale’s analog products for industrial are included in Freescale’s product
longevity program, which provides assurance of supply for a minimum of 10 or
15 years from the time of launch. For terms and conditions, and to see a list
of participating Freescale products, visit

Industrial functional safety

Functional safety is critical to maintaining high operational availability and
helping to ensure predictable system behavior in response to unexpected system
faults. Building on a 35-year legacy of exceeding the stringent safety
requirements of the automotive industry, products in Freescale’s expanded
analog portfolio are well-equipped to meet the equally rigorous safety
requirements of the industrial space. Many products feature advanced
functional redundancies, system health monitoring, and system fault controls
that play critical roles in system safety.

Through Freescale’s industrial quality standards, the company has qualified
more than 20 analog products for industrial applications, including a
selection of highly efficient SBCs and power drivers that are additionally
SafeAssure solutions. The Freescale SafeAssure functional safety program is
designed to help system manufacturers more easily achieve system compliance
with functional safety standards for automotive and industrial markets
including: International Standards Organization (ISO) 26262 and International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508. The program highlights Freescale
solutions – hardware and software – that are optimally designed to support
functional safety implementations and come with a rich set of enablement
collateral. For more information, visit

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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
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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