Freescale Semiconductor named Rich Beyer chairman and CEO of the company, effective March 2008. He comes to Freescale from Intersil, where he was CEO and a member of its board of directors. He will be based in Austin, TX. Beyer succeeds Michel Mayer, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board and CEO until the transition is effective in March 2008. Beyer Beyer joined Intersil in 2002 when it acquired Elantec Semiconductor, where he was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Prior to joining Elantec, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of VLSI Technology, from 1996 to 1998. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation from 1995 to 1996 and President of National Semiconductor's Communications and Computing Group from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Beyer serves as Director of Credence Systems Corporation and Xceive Corporation, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association.