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Motorola 'to cut up to 1,000' workers in China

Staff from Motorola's Beijing office protest about lay-offs. A report says that up to 1,000 workers across the country may be cut. Photo: SCMP

Cellphone maker Motorola will lay off 700 of its 1,600 employees in its Beijing research and development centre, in a cull of up to 1,000 workers across the country, according to a mainland media report.

Saturday, 18 August, 2012, 3:10am

In Brief

Motorola acquisitions lift mainland cable business

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Solomon Systech pins hopes on diversification

Solomon Systech (International), a supplier of display chips used in mobile telephones, laptop computers and desktop monitors, plans to diversify its business to ease the impact of weak semiconductor market conditions this year.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

ZTE steps up expansion with push into US

ZTE Corp, the mainland's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker, has escalated its overseas expansion drive by entering the highly competitive mobile-telephone market in the United States.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Motorola ensures future in the pipeline

Life in the fast lane of today's broadband and wireless revolution presents unique human resources challenges demanding equally cutting-edge solutions from Motorola. The modern-day communications giant that keeps the world constantly in touch requires the same of its workforce.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

China Mobile provides US$394m contracts

Motorola secured US$394 million worth of contracts with China Mobile Communications, the world's largest cellular network operator, in the first half of the year, as the mainland firm expanded its Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) infrastructure.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


In April you answered a question about moving mail from a Windows PC to a Mac running OS X. I tried your suggestions but they didn't work. I found a product called Emailchemy at

It was a reasonable price and it worked. Why can't Microsoft create a simple application to move mail from Outlook to Entourage?

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

AAC Acoustic pair to cash in on gains with $646m sale

The founder and a fellow shareholder of AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings, a mobile phone components maker, plan to raise as much as $646 million by selling shares in the company, according to people familiar with the situation.

Chief executive and founder Benjamin Pan Zhengmin and Cheng Wei were offering 85 million shares at $7.30 to $7.60 each, the sources said.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

DVN, Citic seal set-top box deal

DVN (Holdings) has agreed to give a 25 per cent stake in itself to Citic Group in return for the right to sell six million set-top boxes and related software to cable television networks as China boosts the spread of digital television.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Handset bonus

Motorola is offering a special offer package for customers who buy its new A732 handset at Fortress shops. Customers who buy the phone will receive a limited edition Ivana Wong audio VCD with two new music videos and three soundtracks. Wong is Motorola's spokeswoman for the A732 and appears in the company's most recent advertising campaign.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

High-profile China deals make old news

The US$2.3 billion in business that mainland companies 'gave' United States technology manufacturers two weeks ago included almost $1 billion in contracts that had already been awarded.

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Ningbo Bird seizes lead in mainland mobile market

Middle and low-end maker topples Motorola from handset sales leadership

Ningbo Bird has become the first Chinese mobile-phone maker to beat foreign rivals for the biggest slice of the mainland market.

6 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Motorola eyes Greater China after winning HK police mobile contract

Motorola plans to bid aggressively for other government and utilities contracts in Greater China after winning a US$69 million deal to upgrade the Hong Kong Police Force's mobile communications system.

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Sales at Motorola division pass US$4b

Motorola, a leading wireless communication operator, saw its China division's sales pass US$4 billion last year, and expects them to rise to US$10 billion by 2005, according to China News Service Beijing. Last year, Motorola boosted its semiconductor investment in its Tianjin production centre by US$1.9 billion, increasing the company's total investment in China to US$3.4 billion.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Geek chic back in the closet as old ties bind

These are uncertain times. The gloating supremacy of the Specky Techie is under threat.

Where will it all end? To find out, Lai See sent one of her myriad secret agents on a mission to New York.

Those Yanks have always been a step ahead of us on the e-tail front, so we reckon we can make out the shape of things by seeing what's up over there.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am