Pretty good earnings. For Freescale, that is. Largely benefited from the consumer microcontrollers. Quite interesting since on the other hand we hear ARM may be hit by slower smartphones sold. One would think the tablets where Freescale plays would have the same faith. But maybe not. However, Intel is playing in that field too so Freescale's march will be short lived.
If it wasn't for the microcontroller, the earnings would have been flat. Just flat with a crushing debt to service and with a constant share dilution of 5% per year. Too pricey. Let's go back to 12-14 $