Motorola was a company that makes cell phones and other electronics. The company was based in a small town just outside of Chicago, Illinois. They were listed in the New York Stock Exchange as MOT.
The company began with the name Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, and then later adopted the 'Motorola' name in 1947. They were the first developers of the walkie-talkie in World War II.
Motorola was divided into two separate companies on January 4, 2011.