Motorola Enters India with Software Development Center in Hyderabad

8/6/2003 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the opening of a new software development center in Hyderabad. The new center is part of Motorola Computer Group and will accommodate its Advanced Platforms Organization in India, formerly known as NetPlane Systems, focusing on next-generation product development. The center is located at the Vanenburg IT Park and covers 15,325 sq. ft.

"This opening is a very important milestone for Motorola Computer Group. It's our first center in India and is also our first center devoted entirely to software development, which is critical to serving our customers," said Wendy Vittori, vice president and general manager, Motorola Computer Group. She added, "We now will be providing our customers higher levels of integration and more functionality to simplify the design and deployment of their next-generation systems. The new center reiterates Motorola's belief in India's skilled manpower. Motorola plans to double the number of employees based at its Hyderabad facility to 80 over the next two years."

The software expertise in this center will enable Motorola to help its customers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), reduce integration time and costs because now they can purchase standards-based computing solutions and systems from a single source.

Motorola's other operations in India currently include its wireless infrastructure, mobile handsets, two-way radios, broadband, semiconductors and software group businesses.

About Motorola Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group is leading the innovation of intelligent building blocks for standards-based embedded computing. These building blocks include open-architecture hardware, rich software and application-ready platforms that enable equipment manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their next-generation systems. By working with Motorola, manufacturers of telecommunications, industrial automation, medical imaging, and defense and aerospace equipment can rapidly develop and deploy the systems upon which they build their applications. The company's services provide comprehensive engineering design, development and deployment support throughout the product life cycle. For more than 20 years Motorola has driven industry standards and pioneered technologies based on them. The company continues to support its customers over the long term by providing clear migration paths allowing applications to evolve with the advancements in technology.

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