Motorola was an American multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois which, after suffering a loss of $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, divided into two public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.
Motorola used to design and sell wireless network infrastructure equipment, namely cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Motorola's produced set-top boxes, digital video recorders, and network equipment, computer telephony, and high-definition television. For business and government customers their production consisted of wireless voice and broadband systems and, public safety communications systems.
In 2010 their number of employees was 60,000 people.
The name "Motorola" was adopted in 1930, and the word has been used as a trademark since the 1930s.