In 1965, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) established one of its first international locations in Canada. By taking advantage of Canada’s favorable R&D environment, several operations in Ottawa developed key networking IP for Motorola SPS and later Freescale Semiconductor, which formed when SPS spun out from Motorola in 2004. A software development team for network processors was added shortly thereafter. Freescale merged with NXP Semiconductors in 2015.
Today, the NXP Ottawa Technology Center is focused in two key corporate areas. The first is software and silicon IP development for dataplane processing. Our leading-edge development team in Canada focuses on acceleration engines used by QorIQ and Layerscape processors to improve performance in complex networks.