Motorola is only good at one thing..still!
Motorola started off doing 2 way radios, got a very good reputation, a reputation they still have since the 50's in this sector. However every time they try to move outside of it due to the closed HR inspired skull fuck of a process they have, they fuck it up spectacularly, think guy fawkes on steroids with the worlds nuclear arsenal at this disposal as he takes speed by the bucket load! Thats what Motorola do.
They fucked up their paging business, brought in two way paging, then decided not to go ahead with it as a cheap alternative to mobile sms. Then their was irridium, fantastic product, clear market segment, good product, good technology and then the board of motorola got their hands on it..and its smashing into the ocean.
What else, oh six sigma, from when motorola had a bad patch in the 70s with radio quality and customers giving them the fingers up over it. they designed it, made it work in house, let their people take it outside, and then completely fucked it up in house so much that if you go into motorola to talk 6 sigma now, no one has a clue, its like Christianity and the Mormons, the Mormons are almost like Christians only they believe wholeheartedly that God left another book of the bible for some moron to sit on and generate a worldwide revenue to keep him and his higher echelon rich forever.
Motorola Silicon technology..gone! so much for digital DNA.
In short only shares even worth thinking about are in the radio section, whichever "business" unit that ends up being in.
Lets hope someone on the board is using their brain and not sitting on it this time.
as we used to say in motorola
"motorola, the best reason in the world to drink beer"