Freescale recently celebrated the opening of its new 65,000-square-foot facility in Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, marking another milestone in Freescale’s 41 years of expansion in Latin America. The new Freescale Mexico Business and Technology Centre is three times larger than the older facility and has 250 employees under its roof. There is further room to expand – nearly 22,000 square feet, large enough to accommodate more than 500 employees in total.
The majority of work at the new facility focuses on applications development using embedded processors and microcontrollers, sensors, RF, analogue and mixed-signal ICs for a variety of markets. The facility also houses customer service, sales, finance, IT manufacturing, marketing and governmental relations staff.
“We maintain a strong technical talent pipeline through our university relations program in Mexico and have had excellent government support during the last five years,” Germán Hernández, Mexico country manager for Freescale, brought out. “Freescale has attracted some of the best and brightest minds in semiconductor design and embedded software development in the region, thanks to our many years of active support and collaboration with leading universities throughout Latin America.”
Rich Beyer, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Freescale, remarked “Freescale Mexico’s applications engineering and semiconductor design teams enhance our support for our customers around the world and help strengthen our global leadership in embedded processing. The opening of this new facility is a proud day for all of Freescale.”