martes, 25 de enero de 2011

Motorola History

The Company was founded by brothers Paul and Joseph Galvan, they established a small business in a rented office at 847 West Harrison Street in Chicago, Illinois, USA For the Galvin brothers, the last years of the twenties meant bring up Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in just as the Great Depression was beginning.
The name "Motorola" was adopted in 1947, but has been used as a trademark since the thirties when the company started manufacturing car radios. Emerging companies used the suffix "-ola" to market their phonographs, radios and other audio equipment in the 1920's, the most famous of these was "Victrola," the company launched its RCA "Victrola" was another company that launched a jukebox on the market called Rock-Ola, and a film editor named Moviola.
The prefix "motor-" was chosen first because the initial objective of Motorola was intended for automotive electronics.
Most Motorola products were linked to radio waves, starting with the battery eliminator for radio, through the first walkie-talkie, following the electronics that defense, wireless infrastructure and finally the marketing of devices to use that infrastructure, mobile phones.
The business of the company also succeeded in manufacturing semiconductor technology, including integrated circuits used in computers and microprocessors that are used for the Commodore Amiga, the Macintosh and Apple PowerPC.
In the early eighties, Motorola launched an aggressive crusade to improve the quality of its products, the first ten times, and then a hundred times. The company set a goal of quality "six sigma". This statistical term meaning "six standard deviations from an average of statistical performance." This means that Motorola is proposed to reduce the defects of their products to less than 3.4 per million in each of its processes: 99.9997% free of defects. "Six sigma" became the rallying cry of Motorola. currently has a diversified line of telecommunications products passing from satellite systems, to modems.
On October 6, 2003, Motorola announced that spin off semiconductor production in the creation of a new company "Freescale Semiconductor, Inc". The new company began trading on July 16, 2004 at the New York Stock Exchange.
Currently, there has been a major workforce cut. Motorola workers have gone from 150,000 to 69,000, approximately.
Motorola has managed to gain market share it had lost in relation to mobile phone companies like Nokia and Samsung to design the famous Motorola V3 and Motorola L7. In September 2005, also launched the first mobile to include the program to buy music online "iTunes" for Apple.
In April 2006, Motorola sold its production line of automotive products to the company Continental, proceeding with the policy of empowerment of the mobile telephony sector.
In 2008 Motorola had net sales of 30,100 million dollars, research and development costs by 4,100 million dollars and international patents granted by 22.700.

Motorola ranks 6th out of 18 leading electronics manufacturers in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics of October 2010 (the company shares 6th place with its competitors Panasonic and Nokia)

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