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Gregg Lowe Named President and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor

Wednesday, June 06, 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 Lowe
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 semiconductor industry.

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.