The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
One of the world's leading providers of wireless
communications, semiconductors and advanced electronic systems
and services. Major equipment businesses include cellular
telephone, two-way radio, paging and data communications,
personal communications, automotive, defense and space
electronics, computers, satellite communications systems,
police and emergency service radio systems, taxicab
dispatching (radio) systems. Communication devices, computers
and millions of consumer products are powered by Motorola
They are probably best known in the computing world for their
microprocessors, including the Motorola 6800 and Motorola
68000 CISC families and Motorola 88000 RISCs, the
Motorola DSP56000 digital signal processors and the
PowerPC on which they collaborated. They also led the
development of VMEbus.
Quarterly sales $5400M, profits $367M (Aug 1994).
See also Envoy, Monsoon, MPL.
Address: Schaumberg, Illinois, USA.