We are proud of our company heritage and the place we have earned in the history of the communication and electronics industries.

Explore the evolution of the Motorola brand and read about the innovation that brought new technological breakthroughs to our company – and the world. From the earliest car radios to the most future-reaching communication devices, we invite you to celebrate Motorola’s past, present and future.

History Features

From the Archives: First Sales Account Ledger
A peek into the original Motorola sales account ledger reveals the company’s first customers and products.
Motorola Solutions Heritage Story
Watch a video with archival footage that tells how Motorola Solutions grew from a 1928 Chicago startup into a global mission-critical and commercial solutions provider.
Where We've Been
View a timeline covering our development as a company from the Galvin brothers' first achievements to our latest innovations.
Explore Motorola Heritage
Read the stories behind some of our early innovations
News Releases from the Past
Get the facts on Motorola’s role in communications from the moon, the earliest portable phones available for public use, the introduction of ASTRO digital technology and more.
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Annual Report Archives

News Release Archives