Founded in 2013, the Freescale Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for K-12 students in the communities where our employees live and work. We support initiatives that improve diversity in STEM, with a special focus on women and underrepresented groups.

CEO Gregg Lowe and students at First in Texas Robotics
 CEO Gregg Lowe and students at First in Texas Robotics

Why STEM Education?

We live in a technology driven world, where nearly every aspect of our lives can be made safer and more productive through modern electronics. To ensure we don’t have a shortage of engineering talent and expertise, we must encourage more students to study STEM fields that will drive tomorrow’s economy.

Our goal at the Freescale Foundation is to instill students, at the earliest age possible, with the belief that they can be a catalyst for innovation. That is why we provide critical funding for STEM educational resources that unleash students’ imagination and inspire creativity.

Whether it is discovering the science behind model rockets, understanding how robots work, or the technology that drives automotive innovation, we encourage the next generation of technical innovators.


In 2013, NXP returned as presenting sponsor for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon—a global event with nearly 16,000 runners from more than 28 countries.

We use our sponsorship to help raise awareness for STEM education. We donate all fundraising proceeds to the Freescale Foundation.