started in Chicago, Illinois (USA) in 1928, with 5 people in a small section of a rented building. The company's first products were battery eliminators; devices enabling  battery-powered radios to operate on household electricity. The break-through was achieved later by designing an inexpensive car radio & mobile radio receiver.
In 1940 the 1st handheld walky-talky was produced for police, also US Army used Motorola AM radios during 2nd WW, being a vital means of communication for the Allies.

During the years Motorola’s portfolio included radio- & television sets, CB radios and other communication devices. The own patents were sold later to third companies for production (like Matsushita).
Motorola nowadays  is concentrating on the development of mobile phones, telecom network solutions, transceivers & RFID technology. 

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