Motorola Plans for 2011 Separation

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Motorola has confirmed that will be splitting into two separate companies as soon as the first quarter of 2011. The company will be divided into the Mobile Devices and Home businesses, and the Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks businesses. The company says that Dr. Sanjay Jha—co-chief executive officer of Motorola—will serve as chief executive officer of Motorola’s Mobile Devices and Home businesses, while Greg Brown—the other, co-chief executive officer of Motorola—will headup the Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks businesses.

Dr. Jha’s unit will offer a Motorola’s mobile converged devices, digital entertainment devices in the home, and end-to-end video, voice and data solutions. And Brown’s company will focus on products and solutions including rugged two-way radios, mobile computers, secure public safety systems, scanning, RFID, and wireless network infrastructure.

“The board of directors supports the planned separation of Motorola into two industry-leading public companies,” said David Dorman, chairman of Motorola’s Board of Directors. “We believe this structure provides significant operational and strategic flexibility for both companies, positions them for future success, and enhances long-term shareholder value.”

Both entities will use the official Motorola branding, but the Mobile Devices and Home business is expected to own the Motorola brand and license it royalty free to the Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks business.

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