Motorola

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Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.wikipedia
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Motorola Mobility

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After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company was divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011.
Motorola Mobility was formed on January 4, 2011, after a split of Motorola Inc. into two separate companies, with Motorola Mobility assuming the company's consumer-oriented product lines (including its mobile phone business, as well as its cable modems and pay television set-top boxes), and Motorola Solutions assuming the company's enterprise-oriented product lines.

Motorola Solutions

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After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company was divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola, Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phone division into Motorola Mobility in 2011.

Motorola Droid

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The first phone to use the newest version of Google's open source OS, Android 2.0, was released on November 2, 2009 as the Motorola Droid (the GSM version launched a month later, in Europe, as the Motorola Milestone).
The Motorola Droid (GSM/UMTS version: Motorola Milestone) is an Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphone designed by Motorola, which runs Google's Android operating system.

Paul Galvin (businessman)

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Motorola started in Chicago, Illinois, as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (at 847 West Harrison Street) in 1928 when brothers Paul V. and Joseph E. Galvin purchased the bankrupt Stewart Battery Company's battery-eliminator plans and manufacturing equipment at auction for $750.
Paul Vincent Galvin (June 29, 1895 – November 5, 1959) was one of the two founders of telecommunications company Motorola.

Schaumburg, Illinois

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Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The following year, Motorola began to construct its corporate headquarters across the street.

Daniel E. Noble

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In the same year, the company built its research and development program with Dan Noble, a pioneer in FM radio and semiconductor technologies, who joined the company as director of research.
was an American engineer, and executive vice chairman of the board of Motorola,

SCR-536

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The company produced the hand-held AM SCR-536 radio during World War II, which was vital to Allied communication.
It was developed in 1940 by a team led by Don Mitchell, chief engineer for Galvin Manufacturing (now Motorola) and was the first true hand-held unit to see widespread use.

Phoenix, Arizona

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In 1955, years after Motorola started its research and development laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, to research new solid-state technology, Motorola introduced the world's first commercial high-power germanium-based transistor.
In 1948 high-tech industry, which would become a staple of the state's economy, arrived in Phoenix when Motorola chose Phoenix as the site of its new research and development center for military electronics.

Motorola 6800

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In 1973, Motorola introduced its first microprocessor, the 8-bit MC6800, used in automotive, computing and video game applications.
The 6800 ("sixty-eight hundred") is an 8-bit microprocessor designed and first manufactured by Motorola in 1974.

Motorola 68000

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In 1980, Motorola's next generation 32-bit microprocessor, the MC68000, led the wave of technologies that spurred the computing revolution in 1984, powering devices from companies such as Apple, Commodore, Atari, Sun, and Hewlett Packard.
The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor, introduced in 1979 by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector.

Cable modem

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These businesses (except for set-top boxes and cable modems) are now part of Motorola Solutions.
CDLP was a proprietary system manufactured by Motorola.

Quasar (brand)

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The modular Quasar brand was introduced in 1967.
Quasar is an American brand of electronics, first used by Motorola in 1967 for a model line of transistorized color televisions.

Mobile phone

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Motorola's wireless telephone handset division was a pioneer in cellular telephones.
From 1983 to 1998, Motorola was market leader in mobile phones.

Battery eliminator

The company's first products were the battery eliminators, devices that enabled battery-powered radios to operate on household electricity.
Another early producer of battery eliminators was the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (later known as Motorola) which was opened on September 25, 1928 by Paul Galvin and his brother Joseph E. Galvin, to build battery eliminators for radio receivers installed in automobiles.

Morton Goldsholl Associates

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The present "batwing" logo was also introduced in 1955 (having been created by award-winning Chicago graphic designer Morton Goldsholl in late 1954).
While at Goldsholl Design & Film Associates, Mort created iconic logos and packaging for Motorola, Vienna Beef, Peace Corps, Alcoa and Brach's Candy, just to name a few.

Mobile radio telephone

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In October 1946 Motorola communications equipment carried the first calls on Illinois Bell telephone company's new car radiotelephone service in Chicago.

Motorola 68000 series

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In particular, it is known for the 6800 family and 68000 family of microprocessors and related peripheral ICs; the processors were used in Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Color Computer, and Apple Macintosh personal computers and in the early HP laser printers, and some 6800-family peripheral devices were used in the IBM PC series of personal computers.
The Motorola 68000 series (also termed 680x0, m68000, m68k, or 68k) is a family of 32-bit CISC microprocessors.

Motorola DynaTAC

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Also known as the Personal Communication Sector (PCS) prior to 2004, it pioneered the "mobile phone" with DynaTAC, "flip phone" with the MicroTAC, as well as the "clam phone" with the StarTAC in the mid-1990s.
DynaTAC is a series of cellular telephones manufactured by Motorola, Inc. from 1983 to 1994.

Android (operating system)

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Later it focused on smartphones using Google's open-source Android mobile operating system.
However, as community-developed software has grown more popular, and following a statement by the Librarian of Congress in the United States that permits the "jailbreaking" of mobile devices, manufacturers and carriers have softened their position regarding third party development, with some, including HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Sony, providing support and encouraging development.

TRS-80 Color Computer

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In particular, it is known for the 6800 family and 68000 family of microprocessors and related peripheral ICs; the processors were used in Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Color Computer, and Apple Macintosh personal computers and in the early HP laser printers, and some 6800-family peripheral devices were used in the IBM PC series of personal computers.
It began as a joint venture between Tandy and Motorola Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, to develop a low-cost home computer in 1977.

PowerPC

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The PowerPC family was developed with IBM and in a partnership with Apple (known as the AIM alliance).
PowerPC (with the backronym Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

Motorola 6800 family

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In particular, it is known for the 6800 family and 68000 family of microprocessors and related peripheral ICs; the processors were used in Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Color Computer, and Apple Macintosh personal computers and in the early HP laser printers, and some 6800-family peripheral devices were used in the IBM PC series of personal computers.
The 6800 family of 8-bit microprocessors (µPs) and microcontrollers (µCs) is based upon the Motorola 6800 CPU.

Dimetra

Its business and government customers consisted mainly of wireless voice and broadband systems (used to build private networks), and public safety communications systems like Astro and Dimetra.
Motorola split in to Motorola Solutions and Motorola in 2011 when Motorola Solutions retained Dimetra and other public safety brands and products while Motorola retained smartphones and other consumer products.

AIM alliance

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The PowerPC family was developed with IBM and in a partnership with Apple (known as the AIM alliance).
The AIM alliance was formed on October 2, 1991 between Apple, IBM, and Motorola to create a new, grandly unified, computing standard based on the POWER instruction set architecture. It was further intended to cope with Microsoft's monopoly and Microsoft's and Intel's duopoly.

Six Sigma

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In 1986, Motorola invented the Six Sigma quality improvement process.
It was introduced by American engineer Bill Smith while working at Motorola in 1980.