Motorola Company- Mobiles, Mobility, Solutions, Lenovo
|Motorola Company - Cell Phones, Mobility, Solutions, Lenovo, Network devices, home products, modems, processors|
Headquarters 500 W Monroe Ste 4400, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Motorola Inc., the company split in 2011 in Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions (On January 4, 2011). Other companies: Freescale Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Group (General Instrument), Cambium Networks
Motorola Inc. was a public company with products for the telecommunications industry. Founded September 25, 1928; 93
Total assets : $11.851 billion (2013) and US$12.679 billion (2012) -
Number of employees : 53,000 (2010)
Divisions Mobile Phone Devices, Connected Home Solutions, Network Home Solutions
Worldwide services and products. Mobile telephone infrastructure, Networks, Radio, Tablets, Computers, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Two-way radios, Networking systems, Cable television systems, Wireless broadband networks, RFID systems,
Motorola designed and sold broadcast network products and equipment, wireless networks, cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers.
Motorola products included cell phones, laptops, computer processors, and radio communication devices for use by the government, public safety officials, business installments, and the general public.
On 2014 Motorola Mobility was acquired by Lenovo.
Mobile Devices: Headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois; produces wireless handsets, but also licenses much of its intellectual properties. This includes cellular and wireless systems and as well as integrated applications and Bluetooth accessories. Some of their latest gadgets are Moto X Gen 3, Moto X Play, Moto 360 smartwatch, etc.
Home & Networks Mobility: Headquarters located in Arlington Heights, Illinois; designs end-to-end systems that facilitate uninterrupted access to digital entertainment, information and communications services via wired and wireless mediums. Motorola develops digital video system solutions, interactive set-top devices, voice and data modems for digital subscriber line and cable networks, broadband access systems for cable and satellite television operators, and also wireline carriers and wireless service providers.
Enterprise Mobility Solutions: Headquarters located in Schaumburg, Illinois; includes communications offered to government and public safety sectors and enterprise mobility business. Motorola develops analog and digital two-way radio, voice and data communications products and systems, mobile computing, advanced data capture, wireless infrastructure and RFID solutions to customers worldwide.
Motorola's home products, set-top boxes, cable modems, digital video recorders, network equipments, computer telephony, high-definition television and video broadcasting.
Business and government customers for the wireless voice and broadband systems and private networks. Public safety communications systems like Astro and Dimetra.
On October 30, 2014, Google sold off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. The purchase price was approximately US$2.91 billion. But Google maintained ownership of the vast majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio. Lenovo received over 2,000 patent assets.
On December 2012, Google sold Motorola Home (the former General Instrument cable businesses) to the Arris Group for US$2.35 billion.
On May 22, 2012, Google Inc. purchased Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion. The CEO of Google was Larry Page.
Lior Ron, Motorola Corporate VP of product management, August 2013,
Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola in May 2013
In January 2011, Motorola Inc. split into two separate companies.
Motorola Solutions, is based in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, and concentrates on police technologies, radios, and commercial needs.
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., is based in Chicago (formerly in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville, Illinois), and is the mobile handset producer. Motorola Mobility was formed with the handset division with cable set-top boxes and cable modems.
In 2010, Motorola sold its cellular-infrastructure business to Nokia Siemens Networks for $1.2 billion.
On November 2, 2009, the Motorola Droid was the the first phone to use the version of Google's open source OS, Android 2.0. (the same GSM version in Europe, called was Motorola Milestone).
In 2007, Motorola acquired Symbol Technologies to provide products and systems for enterprise mobility solutions, including rugged mobile computing, advanced data capture, and radio frequency identification (RFID).
In June 2006, Motorola acquired the software platform (AJAR) developed by the British company TTP Communications plc.
In 2005 The Motorola RAZR line sold over 120 million units (was 2nd in mobile phone slot).
On 2004 and prior, Motorola's wireless telephone handset sold cellular telephones known as the Personal Communication Sector (PCS)
In 2003, Motorola introduced the world's first handset to combine a Linux operating system and Java technology with full PDA functionality.
In 2002, Motorola introduced the world's first wireless cable modem gateway which combined a high-speed cable modem router with an ethernet switch and wireless home gateway.
On 2000s launched the Motorola RAZR.
In June 2000, Motorola and Cisco supplied the world's first commercial GPRS cellular network to BT Cellnet in the United Kingdom.
In August 2000, developed the world's first GPRS cell phone. Motorola reached its peak employment of 150,000 employees worldwide.
On the 1990s. The cell phone DynaTAC, flip phone MicroTAC and the StarTAC
History of Motorola
The original name Motorola by linked the word motor (for motorcar) with ola (from Victrola). Started selling radio on June 23, 1930, to H.C. Wall of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for $30. The Motorola brand name became so well known and Galvin Manufacturing Corporation later changed its name to Motorola, Inc.
In 1999, Motorola separated a portion of its semiconductor business—the Semiconductor Components Group (SCG) - and formed ON Semiconductor, whose headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona.
On September 15, 1999, Motorola announced it would buy General Instrument in an $11 billion stock swap. GI had long been the main cable TV equipment provider, supplying cable operators with end-to-end hybrid fiber coax cable solutions. Offering all cable TV transmission network components from the head-end to the fiber optic transmission nodes to the cable set-top boxes. GI's acquisition created the Broadband Communications Sector (BCS).
In 1998, Motorola was overtaken by Nokia as the world's biggest seller of mobile phone handsets.
In 1996, Motorola released the Motorola StarMax, which was a Macintosh clone that was licensed by Apple with System 7 later discontinued. Apple and IBM expelled Motorola from the AIM alliance and forced Motorola to stop producing any PowerPC CPUs
In 1995, Motorola introduced the world's first two-way pager which allowed users to receive text messages and e-mail and reply with a standard response.
In 1994, Motorola introduced the world's first commercial digital radio system that combined paging, data and cellular communications and voice dispatch in a single radio network and handset. Motorola also has a diverse line of communication products, including satellite systems, digital cable boxes and modems.
In 1991, Motorola showed a prototype of digital cellular system and phones using GSM standard in Hanover, Germany. The same year, Motorola along with Apple and IBM formed the AIM alliance which help created the PowerPC CPUs.
In 1986, Motorola invented the Six Sigma quality improvement process. This became a global standard. In 1990 General Instrument Corporation, which was later acquired by Motorola, proposed the first all-digital HDTV standard. In the same year the company introduced the Bravo numeric pager which became the world's best-selling pager.
In September 1983, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the DynaTAC 8000X telephone, the world's first commercial cellular device. By 1998, cellphones accounted for two thirds of Motorola's gross revenue. The semiconductor technology, including integrated circuits used in computers, the 6800 family and 68000 family of microprocessors and related peripheral ICs; used in Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Color Computer, and Apple Macintosh personal computers and in the early HP laser printers, and some peripheral devices were used in the IBM PC series. The PowerPC family was developed with IBM and in a partnership with Apple (known as the AIM alliance).
In 1980, Motorola's next generation 32-bit microprocessor, the MC68000, led the wave of technologies that supports the powering devices from companies such as Apple, Commodore, Atari, Sun, and Hewlett Packard in the next years.
In 1976, Motorola moved its headquarters to the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.
In 1974, Motorola introduced its first microprocessor, the 8-bit MC6800, used in automotive, computing and video game applications. That same year, Motorola sold its television business to the Japan-based Matsushita – the parent company of Panasonic.
In 1973, Motorola demonstrated the first hand-held portable telephone. Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first private handheld mobile phone call on a larger prototype model.
In 1969, the mission of the NASA used a Motorola transceiver during the moon landing.
In 1964, the company opened its first Research and development branch outside of the United States, in Israel, under the management of Moses Basin. The modular Quasar brand was introduced in 1967.
In 1963, it introduced the first rectangular color picture tube.
In 1960, it introduced the world's first large-screen portable (19-inch), transistorized, cordless television. Motorola had 14,000 employees worldwide of which at least 5,823 employees in 6 plants were located in Illinois. The company headquarters were at 9401 West Grand Avenue in Franklin Park. TV receivers, Stereo-Hi Fi equipment. The Communications Division was in Chicago at 4545 West Augusta Blvd. The Military Electronics Division was at 1450 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago. A Chicago locations were at 4900 West Flourney Street and at 650 North Pulaski. The plant in Quincy, Illinois at 1400 North 30th Street radio assemblies for both home and automobile.
In 1958, provided the first radio equipment for most NASA space-flights
In 1955, its research and development laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, with solid-state technology, introduced the world's first commercial high-power germanium-based transistor. The logo was introduced in 1955, which was created by Chicago graphic designer Morton Goldsholl in 1954.
In 1947 became Motorola, Inc. The main business was producing and selling televisions and radios. Later the first hand-held walkie-talkie in the world, defense electronics, cellular infrastructure equipment, and mobile phone manufacturing.
In October 1946, showed the new car radiotelephone service in Chicago, Illinois. Dan Noble, a pioneer in FM radio and semiconductor technologies, who joined the company as director of research.
In 1943 Motorola went public
In June 1930, Showed the first Motorola Car Radio - Paul Galvin and his engineers designed an inexpensive car radio that could be installed in most vehicles. At Radio Manufacturers Association convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In 1928 the first product was battery eliminator for radios.
Motorola company was founded in 1928 and based in Chicago, Illinois, as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (at 847 West Harrison Street). The founders are the brothers Paul V. and Joseph E. Galvin, who purchased the bankrupt Stewart Battery Company's battery-eliminator plans and manufacturing equipment at auction for $750. The battery-eliminators are devices that enabled battery-powered radios to operate on electricity but soon became obsolete.
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