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CONVENED MONDAY, June 03, 2013, 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
TOPIC AREA: GENERAL INTEREST
KEYNOTE: Embedded Processing – Driving the Internet of Things


Embedded processing solutions are the fundamental driver of the emerging Internet of Things, a network of smart devices that will help make our lives easier, safer and more productive. Gregg Lowe will explore the key technology trends that are shaping the global market landscape and examine the application innovations and empowering technologies that are driving today’s high-growth market segments. Our communication networks will be used to connect objects more frequently than connecting people, and embedded systems in automobiles, traffic lights, security systems, appliances, industrial equipment and retail displays will be able to learn, adapt and react to the needs of our everyday lives.

Semiconductor technology will continue to push the limits of integration, bringing together heterogeneous architectures for System-in-Package functionality, and applications will demand more performance and I/O functionality while consuming less power and shrinking into smaller and smaller form factors.

Gregg Lowe was appointed President and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor, effective June 2012. He joined Freescale from Texas Instruments, where he was Senior Vice President, Analog. Gregg joined TI's field sales organization in 1984, with responsibility for growing the company's business with automobile manufacturers. In the early ‘90s, he led TI’s European automotive sales force, managing teams and customer relationships in France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain.

In the mid ‘90s, Gregg managed TI's Microcontroller organization. Later, he led the Application Specific Integrated Circuit organization for TI, overseeing a worldwide team with design centers and customers in all major regions. In 2001, he moved to the Analog business to manage High Speed Communications and Controls. Later that year, Gregg 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 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1984 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He later received the university's Career Achievement Award to recognize his accomplishments in the community and within the semiconductor industry. He graduated from the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. He is also fluent in German.

Gregg serves as a member of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees. In 2010, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. in Cleveland, OH, appointed Gregg to its Board of Trustees.



Speaker: Gregg Lowe - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Austin, TX