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Motorola, Inc.
FoundedSeptember 25, 1928
FounderPaul Galvin Edit this on Wikidata
United States Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
53,000 (2019) Edit this on Wikidata

Motorola was an 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ante, Spencer E. (January 5, 2011). "Motorola Is Split Into Two". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  2. "Motorola To Officially Split Into Two Companies". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  3. "Motopia Ltd: ASX:MOT quotes & news - Google Finance". Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  4. Tsukayama, Hayley (August 15, 2011). "Google agrees to acquire Motorola Mobility". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  5. "Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility" (Press release). August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  6. Bradshaw, Timothy ‘Tim’ (August 15, 2011). "Google buys Motorola mobile phone division". Financial Times. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  7. "Hello Moto". Lenovo. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  8. "Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition". The Wall Street Journal. October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.