Freescale Technology Forum India opens today in Bengaluru

Top Quote 'Powering Innovation' is the theme for 2011. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 25, 2011 - BENGALURU, India (Freescale Technology Forum) - Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) kicked off the 7th edition of the annual Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) India at The Leela Palace in Bengaluru with more than 1,400 attendees. The annual two-day event is a platform for innovation for the embedded computing executive community. It provides a unique opportunity for the design community to meet and explore the latest innovations in embedded design and exchange ideas with industry experts from around the world.

    The theme for this year's FTF is 'Powering Innovation.' FTF showcases not only the comprehensive, market-focused spectrum of enablement solutions but also the ecosystem of partnerships needed to help developers innovate and accelerate their time to market. The event drew record participation this year and the venue sold out.

    The premier event opened with a keynote address by Freescale Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer. "The essence of what Freescale brings to the industry is innovative embedded processing solutions," Beyer said. "While a good strategy is important and critical, the ability to evolve that strategy and execute on it is about people and leadership, and I think we have a team that is absolutely world class across all of the dimensions of the business."

    The guest keynote address was delivered by Hugh Herr -- athlete, scientist, innovator, futurist and director of the Biomechatronics Research Group at MIT Media Lab. "The Freescale Technology Forum is a great platform for nurturing innovation," Herr said. "The kind of work done at Freescale touches everyday lives of millions worldwide and is instrumental in improving the quality of life - be it in the fields of medical care, automotive, safety or connectivity. I am delighted to be part of FTF India."

    Other senior members of the Freescale team attending the event included Henri Richard, senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, and Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale's Microcontroller Solutions Group.

    FTF India 2011 features more than 70 hours of technical training sessions, tools and more than 65 interactive Technology Lab demonstrations organized in the fields of Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Networking technologies. Some of the cutting edge technologies on display included the i.MX Smart Mobile device, Bering Wireless Airbag Jacket, an automotive airbag reference platform created in collaboration with Bosch, a four-cylinder gasoline engine demonstrator, a single-chip hybrid instrument cluster with accelerated graphics and several portable health care reference designs.

    Sponsors of FTF India2011
    Global Diamond Sponsors: Enea, Green Hills Software, Inc., Mentor Graphics, QNX and Wind River Systems
    Gold Sponsors: Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Emerson Network Power, Future Electronic, Microsoft, RedPine

    About Freescale India
    Headquartered in Noida, Freescale has more than 1000 employees across its India operations including a research and development centre in Noida, Bengaluru and Hyderabad and is focused on delivering next-generation technologies. For more information visit

    About the Freescale Technology Forum
    Created to inspire innovation and collaboration, the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) has become the developer event of the year for the embedded design industry. The Forum, which debuted in 2005, has drawn nearly 42000 attendees at FTF events worldwide since its inception. For more information about FTF events, visit

    About Freescale
    Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.

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