Freescale Semiconductor is celebrating after shipping its billionth sensor as it draws close to 30 years of innovation in the sector.
The firm, which offers one of the broadest sensor portfolios in the industry, has achieved growth in the industrial, automotive and medical sensor markets as well as consumer applications.
"Shipping one billion sensors represents an important milestone for Freescale and our customers,” commented Demetre Kondylis, vice-president and general manager of Freescale’s Sensor and Actuator Solutions Division.
"It signifies Freescale's long-term commitment to creating innovative sensor products, as well as ease-of-use solutions like our new Sensor Toolbox, that help our customers excel in competitive global markets."
Industry analyst firm iSuppli ranks Freescale as the industry's number one merchant automotive sensor supplier.
The firm recently announced the latest family of i.MX applications processors, which integrate LCD and touchscreen controllers, DDR2 memory support for a range of industrial and automotive infotainment applications.