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Motorola Inc. - US company, formerly at one time one of the world leaders in the field of integrated telecommunications and embedded electronic systems. In 2010, 110 took place in the Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the United States. Headquartered in Schaumburg, near Chicago, Illinois (USA).
In 1928, Motorola began its existence as a family company Galvin Manufacturing, founded by brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin. At work it was decided 5 people, total wages which in its first week of work was 63 dollars. In 1930 it was registered trademark of Motorola.
In 1943, Galvin Manufacturing became a public company and went to the stock exchange. In 1947, Galvin Manufacturing Corporation was renamed on the name of its most popular brand - in Motorola.
In the 1950s, Motorola has opened in Phoenix (Arizona) research laboratory and in 1955 launched the world's first commercial high-power germanium transistors, At the same time a well-known Chicago graphic designer Morton Goldsholl developed the company logo in the shape of the wing of a bat.
In 1956, Motorola launched the world's first pager - a radio receiver that receives only messages addressed to it. Among the first pagers have adopted the hospital staff and managers, then this product has become widespread.
Motorola was one of the founders of modern mobile communication systems: the world's first commercial portable cell phone, Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was released on March 6, 1983. New, weighing almost 800 grams with battery, which lasts for 8 hours, and the dimensions of 33 × 4,4 × 8,9 cm worth $ 3,995 - however, it caused a stir in the United States.
In 1999 it was separated unit for the production of discrete semiconductors (Eng. Semiconductor Component Group, SCG) into a separate company ON Semiconductor. In 2004 it was separated unit for the production of integrated semiconductor (Eng. Semiconductor Products Sector) the company Freescale Semiconductor. In 2006, Freescale Semiconductor was acquired by a consortium led by Blackstone Group LP, which became the largest private purchase of a technology company and entered the top ten of the largest deals in the world.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, the corporation Motorola Inc. starts regularly incur losses, after which there were several restructuring and disposal of loss-making units. Since the mid-2000s the main problems of the company were related to losses units for the production of mobile phones, which in early 2011 was finally allocated a separate company Motorola Mobility.
It was divided into two independent companies Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility (separation process was completed January 4, 2011). The shareholders of the corporation Motorola Inc. received shares of both the first and second companies. The main legal successor to most of the intellectual property and assets of the corporation Motorola Inc. was the company Motorola Solutions. Motorola Mobility Google company was sold later (the transaction, the total amount of which was $ 12.5 billion, was closed in May 2012).
In July 2010, Nokia Siemens Networks reached an agreement with the corporation Motorola Inc. the acquisition of the Motorola Solutions unit, associated with wireless network equipment for $ 1.2 billion.
In August 2011 it was announced that an agreement on the takeover of Motorola Mobility Google corporation; the expected value of the deal - $ 12.5 billion.