Motorola Merges Automotive and Telematics Businesses to Form the Automotive Communications & Electronics Sector 'ACES'

New Group to Provide Advanced Automotive Technology and Relentless Focus On

Automotive Customers



18 Apr, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that reinforces its
 commitment to its automotive customers and positions itself for strategic
 growth, Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) today announced the formation of a new automotive
 communications and electronics group as part of the Integrated Electronic
 Systems Sector (IESS).  The newly formed Automotive Communications &
 Electronic Systems Group (ACES) combines the proven competencies of IESS'
 successful Telematics Communications Group and its Automotive and Industrial
 Electronics Group.  The primary goal of ACES is to bring significantly greater
 focus to the automotive customer with a broader portfolio of automotive
 electronics solutions, increased collaboration, enhanced communications and a
 deep commitment to the automotive industry.
     ACES brings together the Telematics Communications Group's (TCG) expertise
 in automotive telematics and software solutions and the Automotive and
 Industrial Electronics Group's (AIEG) expertise in powertrain, and chassis and
 body electronics to enable the integration of systems and platforms.  This
 will allow ACES to leverage full systems capabilities for its common customer
 base.
     The ACES Group, will be headed by Marios Zenios, senior vice president and
 general manager, formerly general manager of TCG.  Under Zenios will be four
 business units: the Automotive & Industrial Electronics Group, led by Tom
 Alger, corporate vice president and general manager; the Telematics
 Communications Group led by Ray Sokola, corporate vice president and general
 manager; the Automotive Communications Systems Business, led by Brian Santoro,
 vice president and general manager; and the Systems Platforms & Applications
 Business, led by Mike Bordelon, corporate vice president and general manager.
 Tony Mampilly, corporate vice president, will be responsible for operations
 for the group.
     "The automotive electronics market is taking off in many new directions,
 and as a result, customer needs and expectations are greater than ever," said
 Zenios.  "By forming ACES, Motorola is demonstrating its commitment to its
 customers by delivering the latest technologies more quickly and more
 efficiently than our competitors."
     Each group brings with it impressive statistics which, when combined, make
 ACES a formidable leader in the automotive electronics industry:  More than
 65 million telematics and automotive electronics units have been sold since
 January 1999 and approximately $8 billion in awards over the next five years
 have been booked.  ACES has over 25 OEM customers and facilities in more than
 18 cities and countries.  Motorola is a recognized leader in electronic engine
 controls and heavy vehicle applications, and with more than 1.5 million
 Telematics units sold since January 1999, it is the recognized leader in the
 rapidly growing Telematics car market.  In line with its lead position in
 current Telematics technologies, Motorola also is investing heavily in
 technology development that is creating advanced networked and entertainment
 Telematics car markets.
     With ACES, Motorola stands at the forefront with its ability to be a major
 player in the market as the powerful automotive electronics and communications
 industries converge.  Motorola is uniquely positioned within the these arenas
 to provide its customers with the best, most innovative products, unmatched
 customer support, and optimized potential for competitive advantage with the
 deepest product portfolio of any single manufacturer of automotive and
 communications technologies.
     "We have the best of everything to offer our customers: expertise,
 innovation, resources, leadership, and the right products at the right time,"
 said Zenios.  "We have the core competencies within ACES to focus on customers
 in key product segments -- powertrain, body and chassis, telematics and
 communications."
     The formation of ACES is just one step Motorola is taking to provide smart
 products and a better life with its embedded electronic solutions that are
 designed into our customer's products for the person, home, work team and car.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola Automotive Communications & Electronic Systems Group (ACES) is a
 part of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS).  ACES was
 formed in 2001 and focuses on providing its customers with electronics and
 communications systems for the automotive space.  IESS is a leading provider
 of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating
 electronics into their products.  Motorola IESS solutions provide the
 brains -- the DigitalDNA(TM) -- that make electronic systems simpler, safer,
 smarter and more synchronized.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.
     www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM. Off.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Jon Nelson, 847-480-6844, jon.nelson@motorola.com , or Tim
 McCarthy, 847-907-8933, tim.mccarthy@motorola.com , both of Motorola, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola, Inc.
    NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that reinforces its
 commitment to its automotive customers and positions itself for strategic
 growth, Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) today announced the formation of a new automotive
 communications and electronics group as part of the Integrated Electronic
 Systems Sector (IESS).  The newly formed Automotive Communications &
 Electronic Systems Group (ACES) combines the proven competencies of IESS'
 successful Telematics Communications Group and its Automotive and Industrial
 Electronics Group.  The primary goal of ACES is to bring significantly greater
 focus to the automotive customer with a broader portfolio of automotive
 electronics solutions, increased collaboration, enhanced communications and a
 deep commitment to the automotive industry.
     ACES brings together the Telematics Communications Group's (TCG) expertise
 in automotive telematics and software solutions and the Automotive and
 Industrial Electronics Group's (AIEG) expertise in powertrain, and chassis and
 body electronics to enable the integration of systems and platforms.  This
 will allow ACES to leverage full systems capabilities for its common customer
 base.
     The ACES Group, will be headed by Marios Zenios, senior vice president and
 general manager, formerly general manager of TCG.  Under Zenios will be four
 business units: the Automotive & Industrial Electronics Group, led by Tom
 Alger, corporate vice president and general manager; the Telematics
 Communications Group led by Ray Sokola, corporate vice president and general
 manager; the Automotive Communications Systems Business, led by Brian Santoro,
 vice president and general manager; and the Systems Platforms & Applications
 Business, led by Mike Bordelon, corporate vice president and general manager.
 Tony Mampilly, corporate vice president, will be responsible for operations
 for the group.
     "The automotive electronics market is taking off in many new directions,
 and as a result, customer needs and expectations are greater than ever," said
 Zenios.  "By forming ACES, Motorola is demonstrating its commitment to its
 customers by delivering the latest technologies more quickly and more
 efficiently than our competitors."
     Each group brings with it impressive statistics which, when combined, make
 ACES a formidable leader in the automotive electronics industry:  More than
 65 million telematics and automotive electronics units have been sold since
 January 1999 and approximately $8 billion in awards over the next five years
 have been booked.  ACES has over 25 OEM customers and facilities in more than
 18 cities and countries.  Motorola is a recognized leader in electronic engine
 controls and heavy vehicle applications, and with more than 1.5 million
 Telematics units sold since January 1999, it is the recognized leader in the
 rapidly growing Telematics car market.  In line with its lead position in
 current Telematics technologies, Motorola also is investing heavily in
 technology development that is creating advanced networked and entertainment
 Telematics car markets.
     With ACES, Motorola stands at the forefront with its ability to be a major
 player in the market as the powerful automotive electronics and communications
 industries converge.  Motorola is uniquely positioned within the these arenas
 to provide its customers with the best, most innovative products, unmatched
 customer support, and optimized potential for competitive advantage with the
 deepest product portfolio of any single manufacturer of automotive and
 communications technologies.
     "We have the best of everything to offer our customers: expertise,
 innovation, resources, leadership, and the right products at the right time,"
 said Zenios.  "We have the core competencies within ACES to focus on customers
 in key product segments -- powertrain, body and chassis, telematics and
 communications."
     The formation of ACES is just one step Motorola is taking to provide smart
 products and a better life with its embedded electronic solutions that are
 designed into our customer's products for the person, home, work team and car.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola Automotive Communications & Electronic Systems Group (ACES) is a
 part of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS).  ACES was
 formed in 2001 and focuses on providing its customers with electronics and
 communications systems for the automotive space.  IESS is a leading provider
 of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating
 electronics into their products.  Motorola IESS solutions provide the
 brains -- the DigitalDNA(TM) -- that make electronic systems simpler, safer,
 smarter and more synchronized.
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000
 were $37.6 billion.
     www.motorola.com
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM. Off.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Jon Nelson, 847-480-6844, jon.nelson@motorola.com , or Tim
 McCarthy, 847-907-8933, tim.mccarthy@motorola.com , both of Motorola, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Motorola, Inc.

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