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Investors betting heavier on Motorola Solutions

The stock market on Friday started working out the relative values of the two companies Motorola Inc. will break into on Jan. 4, as their respective shares started trading on a “when-issued” basis. Get the full story »

Motorola introduces new board of directors

Motorola unveiled Wednesday its board of directors for Motorola Solutions, one of the two new companies that will result from a planned split in January.

The separation is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2011. On that date, Motorola will spin off Motorola Mobility, a company led by current co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha that will focus on mobile devices and television set-top boxes. The remaining company, headed by co-CEO Greg Brown, will become Motorola Solutions and trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MSI.” Motorola Solutions will make communications equipment and software for public safety, government and industrial sectors. Get the full story »

It’s official: Motorola to split into 2 companies

Motorola Inc. said Tuesday it will officially split into two companies on Jan. 4, 2011.

The separation is a long time coming, as the Schaumburg-based technology company first announced the decision in March 2008. The complexity of the break-up and the global recession had slowed the process, which involved dividing up not just employees, but assets such as intellectual property and ownership of the Motorola brand. Get the full story »

Motorola strikes $1.2B deal with Nokia Siemens

Motorola Inc. is selling its wireless networks unit to Nokia Siemens Networks for $1.2 billion, a move that will accelerate the Schaumburg-based company’s planned break-up into separate businesses.

The deal, expected to close at the end of 2010, will boost Nokia Siemen’s standing in key markets such as the U.S. and Japan, while allowing Motorola to devote more attention to the enterprise mobility unit that makes communications equipment for public safety agencies and industrial companies. Get the full story »

Motorola shares up on Nokia Siemens interest

Motorola shares surged nearly 4 percent this morning on speculation the company may be selling its networks equipment unit to competitor Nokia Siemens.

The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Nokia Siemens and Motorola are in talks for the Schaumburg-based company‚Äôs networks business, which makes infrastructure and equipment for wireless operators. Get the full story »

Motorola spinoff to be named Motorola Mobility

Motorola Inc. said its spun-off mobile devices and home company will be called Motorola Mobility, with the remaining business being named Motorola Solutions Inc.

The new names were disclosed in a Thursday filing with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission that outlined more details of Motorola’s planned separation into two companies. The split is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011, and the registration filing with the SEC marked an important step in the process. Get the full story »

Motorola to pump cash into spinoff

Motorola Inc. is planning to funnel billions of dollars to its money-losing cellphone business when it splits off into a separate company next year.

Under a structure now taking shape, Motorola is planning to buy back most of its debt and give the bulk of its remaining cash — roughly $3 billion to $4 billion — to a new company centered on the cellphone unit, according to people familiar with the matter.
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