Motorola Israel is comprised of several business groups and subsidiaries that are actively involved in developing and manufacturing its parent company’s communication components, products, systems and networks, as well as marketing, selling and servicing all Motorola products. As the first multinational semiconductor company to establish itself in Israel, Motorola has enjoyed the longest presence of any major multinational investor in Israel and boasts the largest development center of any multinational in Israel. It is famous as one of the locations in which the cell phone was first developed. Today, the Israeli center is the only Motorola branch that handles development and sales for Africa.
1987- Motorola South Israel Ltd. was established in Arad and became Motorola Israel’s principal production site and an integral part of Motorola Inc. The facility produces two-way radios, data products, modems, cellular phones, alarm and control systems and telematics products.
Investments and Returns
In 1988 Beeper Communications Israel Ltd. was founded by Motorola Israel and Beeper Pagecall, a leading public paging service provider and one of Israel’s largest call center organizations. That same year, Motorola Israel established MIRS Communications Ltd., a provider of integrated wireless mobile communications services, serving over 320,000 subscribers.
By 2010, Motorola Ventures, the venture capital unit, had invested $42 million in sense through the wall solutions developer Camero Ltd., LTE metrocells developer DesignArt Networks Ltd., and driver assistance solutions developer Mobileye Inc.