Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   January 29, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Bermuda 001-35184 98-0522138
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
6501 William Cannon Drive West, Austin, Texas   78735
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   512-895-2000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ("Freescale"), a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (the "Company"), is seeking commitments for a new senior secured term loan facility in a principal amount of approximately $2,730,000,000. The proceeds from the new term loan facility are intended to be used to refinance Freescale’s outstanding term loans under its existing senior secured credit facility and to pay a portion of the related fees and expenses. Freescale expects to use cash on hand to pay any remaining fees and expenses. The proposed refinancing is expected to, among other things, extend the maturity of Freescale’s term loans from 2016 and 2019 to 2020. The new term loan facility would be effected as an amendment to, or an amendment and restatement of, Freescale’s existing senior secured credit facility subject to customary conditions. There can be no assurance that Freescale will be successful in amending, or amending and restating, its existing senior secured credit facility or in obtaining the new term loan facility on reasonably acceptable terms, or at all.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.
January 29, 2013   By:   /s/ Dathan C. Voelter
        Name: Dathan C. Voelter
        Title: Assistant Secretary