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Motorola
Motorola is a US-based manufacturer of electronic equipment. The company was founded in 1928 by Paul Galvin and started in Chicago (Illinois, USA) as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. The first product was a so-called battery-eliminator for using radio receivers in automobiles.
 
The name of the company was changed to Motorola in 1930, after that name was acquired from William Lear. A few years later, they started using the Motorola brand name as a trademark as well. The 'bat' logo is from 1955.   

In the past, Motorola has produced radio communication equipment, mobile phones, cellular base stations, wireless network infrastructure, set-top boxes, digital video recorders, television sets (later sold to Panasonic), electronic components (now: ON Semiconductor), Government and Defence electronics (sold to General Dynamics), automotive equipment (sold to Continental AG), Biometrics solutions (sold to Safran, France), Satellite technology (Iridium Satellite project), etc.

On 4 January 2011, the company was split into two separate public companies: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. Motorola is a major player in mobile data and voice networks for both the public and for law enforcement agencies. In the past they have produced, for example, radio and data terminals for the police, cryptographic solutions and secure telephone equipment. Some of that equipment is featured on this website. In August 2011, Google announced that it would buy Motorola Mobility.

Most of the encryption products, and in particular the AIM cryptographic processor technology, is now sold by General Dynamics C4 Systems (GD), who bought the Integrated Information Systems Group (IISG) from Motorola in 2001 for US$ 825 million [4].

Motorola equipment featured on this website:
Motorola STU-II/B SECTEL (NATO-version) STU-II/B Motorola SECTEL (STU-III) range of secure telephones STU-III Motorola Saber II secure portable radio SABER Motorola D1118 Mobile Data Terminal D1118 Motorola MDT-9100 Mobile Data Terminal MDT-9100 Advanced INFOSEC Module AIM

 
References
  1. Motorola Inc., Website

  2. Wikipedia, Motorola
    Retrieved August 2012.

  3. ZDNet, Google's Motorola acquisition: Nail in the Adroid patent coffin?
    Google's announcement to buy Motorola Mility for US$ 12.5 billion. 15 August 2011.

  4. New York Times, General Dynamics to Buy a Motorola Unit
    7 August 2001. Retrieved March 2013.

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