Freescale Semiconductor is one of the world s leaders in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for wireless, networking, automotive, consumer and industrial markets. The company is also one of the oldest and most diverse makers of microchips in the world. It provides original equipment manufacturers with chips to help them drive advanced cell phones, manage Internet traffic and to help make vehicles safer and more energy efficient. Freescale Semiconductor has more than 10,000 customers including some of the top global manufacturers, such as Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, QUALCOMM, Robert Bosch and Siemens. Freescale Semiconductor has design, research and development manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. It has a location in Tempe, Ariz.