Sunday, August 1, 2004

Motorola Completes Acquisition of Force Computers

Motorola completed its acquisition of Force Computers from Solectron Corporation. Force employees worldwide will be integrated with the Motorola Computer Group, and the two combined entities have been renamed the Embedded Communications Computing Group. Both Force and Motorola are global providers of embedded computing systems for original equipment manufacturers. Motorola is not disclosing the terms of the agreement.



Wendy Vittori, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing Group, said the acquisition supports Motorola's Seamless Mobility strategy, which encompasses connections and communications in the home, work, auto and out in the world. The Embedded Communications Computing Group workforce that has been part of Motorola consists of about 1,000 employees worldwide. It is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with major operations in Southborough, Mass.; Loughborough, UK; Hyderabad, India; and Shanghai, China.



The Embedded Communications Computing Group workforce that was previously with Force consists of about 500 employees worldwide, with major operations in Fremont, California, Munich, Germany; Bangalore, India; and Irvine, Scotland. http://www.motorola.com/computer

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