Starting out as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, Motorola was created by Joseph Galvin and Paul Galvin. The first product sold by the fledgling company was a battery eliminator. They later changed the company’s name to Motorola when it went public. Since its beginning Motorola has been determined to stay at the forefront of communication innovation. Amongst Motorola’s historic achievements was the use of a Motorola Radio by Neil Armstrong during his famous moon walk, the creation of the first handheld cellular phone called the DynaTAC 8000x, the introduction of the first two-way pager, and more.
Motorola’s business can be separated into three divisions: Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Home and Networks Mobility and Mobile Devices. The company’s collection of products, solutions and services encompasses wireless handsets, digital entertainment devices, voice and data communications systems, wireless access systems and enterprise mobility products. With the immense speed at which technology is advancing, Motorola is concerned with taking the lead in the development of new and innovative products that will meet the needs of customers around the world.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois of the United State of America, Motorola is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MOT.
Of great interest to investors is the how seriously companies take their corporate responsibility. Motorola works to generate growth and economic opportunities wherever they do business. They encourage the sustainable use of resources in their operations and products, as well as aiming to design products with the environment in mind. Working along with suppliers, Motorola conducts their operations in line with laws and acceptable standards.