Freescale Semiconductor Joins MoCA

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(tm)), making it the latest vendor to join the consortium.

Freescale is a leader in the creation of silicon solutions that help manufacturers deliver rich multimedia and services content to the home. The company offers a wide range of advanced processors based on Power Architecture(tm) technology and optimized for cost-sensitive home networking applications.

"Freescale supports key industry efforts such as MoCA that simplify distribution of triple-play content throughout the home," said Nikolay Guenov, worldwide vertical marketing manager for Freescale's Fixed Consumer Segment. "This technology helps create demand for content delivery and playback devices by streamlining the connection between residential gateway portals and end-point devices."

"For decades, Freescale has been a leading supplier of silicon for many products that can also use the MoCA specification. They are a crucial silicon integration and cost reduction source that the industry welcomes," said Ladd Wardani, president of MoCA. "Freescale's membership is another endorsement of the MoCA specification as the key standard for delivering digital entertainment in and around the home using existing coaxial cabling."

MoCA is the only in-home wired network for triple play that offers all of the requirements of a standard, including large scale field trials followed by mass deployment, a reasonable and non discriminatory (RAND) licensing environment and multiple ongoing certification waves.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500(r), is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of US$5.8 billion.

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. The alliance operates under reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing (RAND) terms.

The MoCA BoD includes Comcast, Cox Communications, EchoStar Technologies, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Panasonic, RadioShack, Toshiba and Verizon. For more information, please visit

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