As the world’s No. 1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNA(TM) system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Motorola’s strong focus on communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, safer and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile.
On August 4, 1999 Motorola, Inc.’s Semiconductor Components Group, manufacturing Motorola’s discrete, standard analog and standard logic devices was spun off, recapitalized and established as an independent company named ON Semiconductor.
On October 16, 2004, Motorola announced that it would spin off its Semiconductor Products Sector into a separate company called Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.. The new company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 16 of the following year.
On February 11, 2010, Motorola announced its separation into two independent. The official split occurred at around 12:00 pm EST on January 4, 2011. The two new companies are called Motorola Mobility (owned by Lenovo; cell phone and cable television equipment company) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI; Government and Enterprise Business). Motorola Solutions is generally considered to be the direct successor to Motorola, Inc., as the reorganization was structured with Motorola Mobility being spun off. Motorola Solutions, Inc. is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider.