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History of Motorola

Motorola’s role as pioneer, innovator and visionary in mobile communications is well-known. Originally founded as the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, Motorola has come a long way since introducing its first product, the battery eliminator. For more than 75 years, Motorola has proven itself a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies and embedded electronic products, and has become a company recognized for its dedication to ethical business practices and pioneering role in important innovations.

Motorola has kept moving at the pace people are living. Its products have grown and changed over the years, and its drive for excellence has strengthened and intensified. From the five pound Handie-Talkie™ radio to the lightweight models of today, Motorola has been the leading provider of two-way radio services to public safety, government, transportation, utility and manufacturing enterprises. Its digital cable set-top terminals and cable modems deliver the promise of a connected home just as the original home radios and televisions did in the 1930s and ‘40s. The leader in embedded processor production, Motorola has developed a broad array of microprocessors for a wide range of products, from some of the first video games to today’s advanced digital cameras. In personal communications, Motorola changed the way the world communicates, from the introduction of the DynaTAC cell phone in 1983 to today’s sleek handsets and innovative technology for mobile telephone service. It is also a key supplier of integrated systems for automobiles, portable electronic devices and industrial equipment.

Throughout its history, Motorola has transformed innovative ideas into products that connect people to each other and the world around them. Moving forward, the company strives to keep its commitment of making things better and life easier. © 2006 Motorola

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