Motorola

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Motorola, Inc.
Public
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedSeptember 25, 1928
Websitewww.motorola.com

Motorola was a American company that made cell phones and other electronics. The company was based in Schaumburg, Illinois, a small town just outside of Chicago, Illinois. After losing $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, Motorola was divided in two separate companies on January 4, 2011; Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.[1][2]

They were listed in the New York Stock Exchange as MOT Archived 2013-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.[3]

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.

On August 15, 2011, Google said that it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.[4][5][6]

On October 30, 2014, Lenovo finalized its purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google.[7][8]

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  1. Ante, Spencer E. (January 5, 2011). "Motorola Is Split Into Two". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 4, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Motorola To Officially Split Into Two Companies". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-10-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Motopia Ltd: ASX:MOT quotes & news - Google Finance". www.google.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Tsukayama, Hayley (August 15, 2011). "Google agrees to acquire Motorola Mobility". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 15, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Google (August 15, 2011). "Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility". Press release. http://investor.google.com/releases/2011/0815.html. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  6. Bradshaw, Timothy ‘Tim’ (August 15, 2011). "Google buys Motorola mobile phone division". Financial Times. Retrieved August 15, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Hello Moto". Lenovo. Retrieved October 30, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition". The Wall Street Journal. October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)