The Breakup of Motorola
A year from now, Motorola will be a shadow of its former self
Once one of the most important technology companies in the world, U.S.-based Motorola was a leader in semiconductors, televisions, radios, cellular networks, and cellphones. All but the last two lines are spun off and gone, and on 19 July, Nokia Siemens announced it will acquire Motorola’s wireless infrastructure division. With a spin off of the handset division expected, Motorola will soon be a small company operating in small niches such as government services and two-way radios. Host Steven Cherry talks with Yankee Group analyst Ken Rehbehn about what’s left of Motorola and what Nokia Siemens’s purchase means for emerging fourth-generation network technologies.