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Gregg Lowe Named President and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor
June 6, 2012
Rose-Hulman trustee and alumnus Gregg A. Lowe has been named
president and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in
embedded processing solutions that are advancing the automotive,
consumer, industrial, and networking markets.
||Gregg A. Lowe
Lowe, a 1984 electrical engineering graduate, formerly was
senior vice president and manager of the analog business for Texas
Instruments (TI). He joined TI's field sales organization in 1984,
with responsibility for growing the company's business with
automobile manufacturers. In 1990, he moved to Germany to lead the
European automotive sales force, managing teams and customer
relationships in France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain.
In 1994, Lowe returned to the U.S. to manage TI's
microcontroller organization. Later, he led the application
specific integrated circuit organization, overseeing a worldwide
team with design centers and customers on each continent. In 2001,
he moved to the analog business to manage high speed communications
and controls. Later that year, Lowe became manager of the high
performance analog business unit with responsibility for TI's
high-performance data converter, amplifier, power management and
interface integrated circuits.
"Gregg is a proven leader and his extensive semiconductor
experience makes him uniquely qualified to build upon Freescale's
strong foundation, leading the company to our next stage of
growth," stated Freescale Board of Directors Chairman J. Daniel
McCranie in a company news release.
Freescale is a great company today, and I am honored to be able
to lead a talented group of professionals at the company to even
greater achievements moving forward," said Lowe in the release.
Lowe has received Rose-Hulman's Career Achievement Award in
recognition of his accomplishments in the community and within the
Freescale Semiconductor (http://www.freescale.com)
specializes in microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, analog
integrated circuits and connectivity-technologies that are the
foundation for the innovations that make the world greener, safer,
healthier and more connected. Some of the company's 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.