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Motorola

Motorola
Company nameMotorola, Inc.
Company typePublic company
IndustryTelecommunications
FateDivided into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions
SuccessorMotorola Mobility
Motorola Solutions
FoundedSeptember 25, 1928
DefunctJanuary 4, 2011
Headquarters1303 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key people- Greg Brown (President & Co-CEO)
- Sanjay Jha (CEO and Chairman)
ProductsTablet PCs
Mobile phones
Smartphones
Two-way radios
Networking systems
Cable television systems
Wireless Broadband Networks
RFID Systems
Mobile Telephone Infrastructure
Revenue(-) US$22.044 billion (2009)
Operating income(-) $-158 million (2009)
Net income(-) $-51 million (2009)
Total assets(-) $25.603 billion (2009)
Total equity(-) $9.775 billion (2009)
Employees60,000 (2010)

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Motorola, Inc. (-enmoʊtɵˈroʊləpron) was an American multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, which was eventually divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011, after losing $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009. Motorola Solutions is generally considered to be the direct successor to Motorola, Inc., as the reorganization was structured with Motorola Mobility being spun off.

Motorola designed and sold wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Motorola's home and broadcast network products included set-top boxes, digital video recorders, and network equipment used to enable video broadcasting, computer telephony, and high-definition television. Its business and government customers consisted mainly of wireless voice and broadband systems used to build private networks and public safety communications systems like Astro and Dimetra. These businesses (except for set-top boxes and cable modems) are now part of Motorola Solutions.

Motorola's wireless telephone handset division was a pioneer in cellular phones. Known as the Personal Communication Section (PCS) prior to 2004, it pioneered the flip phone with the StarTAC in the mid-1990s, and it enjoyed a resurgence with the RAZR in the mid-2000s before losing significant market share. Lately it has focused on smartphones using Google's open-source Android mobile operating system. The first phone to use the newest version of Google's open source OS, Android 2.0, was released on November 2, 2009 as the Motorola Droid (the GSM version launched a month later, in Europe, as the Motorola Milestone). The handset division, (along with cable set-top boxes and cable modems) has since then been spun off into the independent Motorola Mobility.


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