Starting in 1970's Motorola has concentrated its energies on high-technology markets mainly in commercial, industrial, and government fields.
Motorola's first product was a "battery eliminator, " allowing consumers to operate radios directly from household current instead of the batteries supplied with early models. In the 1930's, the company successfully commercialized car radios under the brand name "Motorola,"" a word suggesting sound in motion.
By the end of 1980's, Motorola had become the premier worldwide supplier of cellular telephones and in 1996 produced the 3.1 ounce, pocket-sized StarTAC wearable cellular telephone.
The Accomli 008 wireless phone that contains a touch-screen display with handwriting-recognition software in eight languages was invented by Motorola. It features fast access to Internet documents via General Packet Radio Service technology. Similarly, the Timeport 7392i came out. It was the first General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) cellular phone available in North America. GPRS wireless phones offer consumers always-on access to the Internet. Motorola's V70 cellular phone was the first to use a rotating cover and circular display.
The i1000plus handset was the first to integrate a digital phone, two-way radio and alphanumeric pager with Internet microbrowser, e-mail, fax and two-way messaging capabilities.
During the decade of the 1940's, the company began government work and opened a research laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, to explore solid-state electronics. By 1959, Motorola was a leader in military communication and has built its first semiconductor.
Motorola helps Federal Government agencies from civil to law enforcement and military to manage ever-increasing complexity by offering wireless communication solutions.
Motorola Life Sciences introduced its first commercial eSensor DNA Biochip Array. The chip helps scientist detect genetic information associated with a patient's ability to metabolize particular drugs.