Freescale Semiconductor is the world's leading semiconductor company with its global headquarters located in Austin, Texas, USA. Focus on embedded processing solutions. Freescale targets the automotive, networking, industrial and consumer electronics markets, and provides technologies including microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity. Some of Freescale’s main 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. There are many design, research and development, manufacturing and sales organizations in the world. Gregg Lowe is the president and CEO. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): FSL and invested $755 million in research and development in 2013, accounting for 18% of annual net sales.
In February 2015, Freescale and NXP reached a merger agreement, and the overall market value after the merger was 40 billion US dollars. The merger will be completely completed in the second half of 2015. After the transaction is completed, Freescale shareholders will receive a return of US$6.25 + 0.3521 NXP shares per share, representing a 32% stake in the combined company. At the same time, the market value of Freescale will reach $11.8 billion, and the overall market value of the entity after the merger will reach $16.7 billion with debt.
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