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. In his most recent role at TI, Gregg led the High Performance Analog, High Volume Analog and Logic, Power Management, and Silicon Valley Analog businesses.
Gregg joined Texas Instruments in 1984 and served in a variety of leadership positions during his tenure with the company.
Since April 2006, he has led global strategy and operations for TI's standard and application-specific analog chips portfolio. These products provide the connection between digital and real-world signals, such as voice, sound, pressure, temperature and electricity.
Gregg joined TI's field sales organization in 1984, with responsibility for growing the company's business with automobile manufacturers. In 1990, he led TI's European automotive sales force, managing teams and customer relationships in France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain.
In 1994, 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 on each continent. 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.
Dr. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, is an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector. Dr. Diamandis also serves as CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation, a commercial space company developing private, FAA-certified parabolic flight utilizing Boeing 727-200 aircraft. He is Chairman & Co-Founder of the Rocket Racing League as well as the Co-Founder and Director of Space Adventures, the company that brokered the launches of seven private citizens to the International Space Station.
In 1987, Dr. Diamandis co-founded the International Space University as its first managing director and now serves as Trustee. Previously he served as Chairman of Students for Exploration and Development of Space, the world's largest student pro-space organization which he founded at MIT in 1980. He is chairman and vice-chancellor of Silicon Valley&s new Singularity University. He received his Bachelor of Science in molecular genetics and Master of Science in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School.
He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate from ISU and has received many honors, including the inaugural Heinlein Award, Lindbergh Award, Wired RAVE Award, Konstantine Tsiolkovsky Award, twice winner of the Aviation & Space Technology Laurel, and World Technology Award for Space. In 8th grade, while living in New York, he won first place in the Estes rocket design contest.
Dr. Diamandis' mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!"