AUSTIN, TX /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, was honored by General Motors for overall excellence in supporting GM's product efforts. GM announced the honor during ceremonies on Thursday, January 11, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.
"GM strives to build the best cars and trucks in the world, and the leadership and employees of Freescale represent what it takes to make GM's products successful," said Bo Andersson, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We honor these companies at the North American International Auto Show to remind the industry and the public of the critical role our suppliers play in developing GM vehicles globally."
"Freescale and GM have collaborated for more than 20 years, and together, we continue to improve safety, fuel efficiency, emissions, and the overall driver experience for next-generation vehicles," said Paul Grimme, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Freescale's Transportation and Standard Products Group. "This award shows that GM values our companies' strategic relationship, which fosters industry-changing innovation for automotive consumers around the world."
This is the sixth year GM has honored suppliers at the North American International Auto Show. The supplier awards recognize a supplier's performance in quality, cost, and delivery, as well as contributions to production and concept vehicles GM unveils at the NAIAS. Freescale is the only semiconductor company to receive this GM supplier recognition during the NAIAS.
Freescale: "The Leader in Automotive Semiconductors"
Freescale is the "No. 1 supplier of automotive semiconductors," with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Freescale technology is used in an overwhelming majority of new vehicles. Freescale's sensors, analog products, and 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller families provide intelligence and connectivity for advanced safety, body electronics, chassis, engine control, powertrain, driver information, and telematics. Freescale is a pioneer in FlexRay technology and was the first supplier to integrate CAN, LIN, and flash memory technologies on automotive MCUs.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking, and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, TX, and has design, research and development, manufacturing, or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with sales of $6.2 billion for the most recently reported four quarters.
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