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Motorola started in Chicago, Illinois as Galvin Manufacturing Corporationin 1928 with its first product being a battery eliminator.
Founders Paul Galvin and Joseph Galvin came up with the name
when the company started manufacturing car radios in 1930.
Motorola now has global sales approaching US$40 billion with over130,000 employees worldwide.
Products are classified into three major categories:
software-enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio, messagingand satellite communications products and systems, as well asnetworking and Internet-access products for consumers, networkoperators, and commercial, government and industrial customers;
embedded semiconductor solutions for customers in the consumer,networking and computing, transportation, and wirelesscommunications markets;
electronic systems for automotive communications, imaging,manufacturing systems, computer and consumer markets.