Motorola Inc. Ends The Day as Two Companies

Posted on January 4, 2011

Motorola, Inc. will end the trading day today as two companies:  Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.  and Motorola Solution, Inc..  The changeover should be completed within the next few weeks.  Here are the trading figures for the two entities as of about 2:30 January 4, 2011:

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The ups and downs of the cell phone industry were at odds with the work Motorola had done for federal, state and local governments where project-specific creative solutions are the order of the day.

Motorola Solutions will continue the company’s 80-year tradition of building radio systems, but now with a focus on wireless voice, video and data communications available commercially or as specialized, mission-centric products for the Defense Department and public safety professionals.“The advantage for Motorola Solutions will be [that] all our investment will really be targeted at public safety and enterprise because cellular will be off on its own,” [according to Jim Mears, corporate vice president at Motorola].  []

Motorola Inc.’s CEO, Greg Brown who first proposed the breakup will head Motorola Solutions.

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