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Freescale Semiconductor Appoints ATREG as Advisor

Former Freescale Sendai fab

Seattle, Wash., November 9, 2009  ATREG, the semiconductor division of Colliers International, announced their formal appointment as advisor to Freescale Semiconductor in the sale of two of Freescale’s operational 150mm semiconductor manufacturing facilities. The automotive-qualified analog fab offerings are located in Toulouse, France and Sendai, Japan and include complete process tool lines and wafer supply agreements.

The 51-acre Toulouse, France facility offers an 85,000 square foot cleanroom that manufactures discrete and power management devices using high-voltage mixed-signal technologies. The 22-acre Sendai, Japan facility produces Flash memory-embedded microcontrollers, analog / digital-embedded microcontrollers, pressure sensors, and acceleration sensors in a 110,000 square foot cleanroom. Production capacities range from 40,000 to 50,000 wafers per month.

“ATREG will focus on finding an operational purchaser for the Freescale opportunities,” stated Doug Barrett, senior vice president and director of ATREG. “A supply agreement with Freescale is included in both offerings and creates a revenue-producing opportunity for purchasers.”

“ATREG was selected to fully canvass the global semiconductor market for prospective buyers,” added Rick McFarland, director of strategy and business operations for Freescale. “Both facilities have well-trained, highly motivated workforces providing a buyer a significant advantage to quickly and efficiently bring new products and processes online in cost-competitive environments.”

Freescale requests that all inquires are directed to Stephen Rothrock or Doug Barrett at ATREG at +

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A semiconductor sales division of Colliers International, ATREG specializes in helping companies restructure advanced technology assets. Co-directed by Stephen Rothrock and Doug Barrett, ATREG has represented some of the semiconductor industry’s top companies in transactions totalling over U.S.$2 billion. ATREG advises on the sale of operational semiconductor fabs, wafer supply agreements, process and product intellectual property (IP), complete tool lines, and fab infrastructure. For more information, please visit us online at