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Investors file suit to prevent Motorola from buying firm 

Chicago Tribune - Oct 07 3:40 AM
Symbol Technologies Inc., a maker of bar-code scanners, said Friday that investors sued to block Motorola Inc.'s $3.9 billion acquisition of the company.

Symbol Technologies shareholders file suit to stop Motorola takeover 
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct 07 12:21 AM
Symbol Technologies Inc., a Holtsville, N.Y., maker of bar-code scanners, said shareholders have filed lawsuits to prevent Motorola Inc.'s $3.9 billion acquisition of the company. The lawsuits are without merit, Symbol said. Motorola agreed on Sept. 19 to buy Symbol for $15 a share in cash, an 18 percent premium to Symbol's closing price of $12.71 a share on Sept. 15. That values the acquisition

Motorola Buyout of Symbol Hit by Suits 
AP via Yahoo! Finance - Oct 06 8:18 AM
Barcode scanner maker Symbol Technologies Inc. said Friday that some of its shareholders have filed class action lawsuits against the company, seeking to stop Symbol's proposed acquisition by Motorola Inc.

Motorola faces trial on Iridium 
Chicago Tribune - Oct 06 3:36 AM
Remember Iridium, Motorola Inc.'s ambitious satellite-phone project that flopped so spectacularly in 1999?




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Motorola Inc
Type Public (NYSE: MOT)
Founded 1928
Headquarters Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
Key people Edward Zander, CEO & motorolla Chairman
Industry Communications Equipment
Products Embedded computer systems
Mobile motarola phones
Two-Way radios
Revenue $36.84 billion USD (2005)
Employees 69,000 (07/2006)

Motorola (NYSE: motorala MOT) is an American international motorla communications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.


  • 1 Divisions
  • 2 History
  • 3 Diversity
  • 4 Products
  • 5 External moterola links


  • Connected Home Solutions (CHS)
  • Corporate (CORP)
  • Mobile Devices (MD)
  • Networks & Enterprise
    • an internal merger of the Networks and motorol Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions (GEMS) divisions


Motorola started motrola as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928. The name Motorola was adopted in 1947, but matorola the word had been used as a trademark since the 1930s. mtorola Founder Paul Galvin came up with the name Motorola when his otorola company started manufacturing car radios. A number of early companies making phonographs, radios, moorola and other audio equipment in the early 20th century used the suffix "-ola", the most famous being Victrola; mottorola RCA made a "radiola"; there motorolaa was also a company that made jukeboxes called Rock-Ola, and motoola a film editing device called a Moviola. The Motorola prefix "motor-" was chosen because the company's initial focus was in automotive electronics.

Most of motorloa Motorola's products have been radio-related, starting with a battery motoroal eliminator for radios, through the first walkie-talkie in the mororola world, defense electronics, cellular infrastructure equipment, and mobile phone manufacturing. The motorols company was also strong in semiconductor technology, including integrated circuits used in computers. Motorola has been the main supplier for pst 7.2.3 the microprocessors used in Commodore Amiga, Apple Macintosh and Power Macintosh personal computers. The chip used in motorola pst the latter computers, the PowerPC family, motorola was developed with IBM and in a partnership with Apple (known as motorola q the AIM alliance). Motorola also has a diverse line of communication products, including satellite systems, digital cable boxes and modems.

On October motorola phone tools 6, 2003, Motorola announced that it would ringtones for motorola spin off its semiconductor product sector into a separate company called Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.. The new company motorola razr began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 16th of the motorola cell phones following year.

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The Six Sigma quality system was developed at Motorola motorola phones even though it became best known through its use by General motorola ringtones free Electric. It was created by engineer Bill Smith, under the direction of Bob motorola razor Galvin (son of founder Paul Galvin) when he was running the company. Motorola University is one of many places that provides Six Sigma motorola l2 training.

Recently, a massive turnaround plan has been executed successfully motorola cell phone by CEO Edward Zander, although many credit former motorola razr v3 CEO Chris Galvin with taking the first comprehensive steps. Due to recent layoffs and the spinoff of Freescale Semiconductor, free motorola ringtones the number of employees working for Motorola has gone from just over motorola v325 150,000 to approximately 66,000. Motorola has recently been regaining market share in the cellular-phone business from Nokia, Samsung and motorola pebl others due to stylish new cellular phone motorola v360 designs like the Motorola RAZR V3. The company also unveiled motorola v3 the first ever iTunes phone, the Motorola ROKR E1, in September 2005, and the Motorola SLVR in January 2006. Motorola has xts bi-directionnels de radio de productpage de motorola recently announced its new iRadio motorola l6 music service as a potential substitute for iTunes compatibility.

Motorola sold its Automotive division to Continental in April 2006 and is proceeding with motorola ringtones a policy of streamlining its cell motorola slvr phone business, with regard to taking over the number one spot motorola radios from Nokia.


Motorola received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index motorola a1200 released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2004, the third year of the report.


See the motorola v3i list of Motorola products.

External links

  • Motorola official website
    • A short history timeline
  • Motorola Company Profile and News Archive
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