Motorola Receives ‘2006 Corporate Award’ from the IEEE Standards Association
PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Motorola, Inc., has received the 2006 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Award in recognition of its “outstanding contributions to IEEE standards, which allow people to be mobile and connected across the globe.”
“Many of these industry standards have opened markets for new technologies that have changed people’s lives in fundamental ways and have allowed them to be connected wherever they are.”
Motorola has been a leader in the creation of many IEEE standards. Most significantly, it has contributed substantially to the broad family of IEEE 802™ wireless standards by participating in over 50 IEEE 802™ working groups and task groups. For instance, it has held numerous leadership positions in working groups for IEEE 802.11™ (local area networks), IEEE 802.15™ (personal area networks), IEEE 802.16™ (metropolitan area networks) and IEEE 802.22™ (regional area networks) standards.
Motorola was the driving force behind IEEE’s groundbreaking standards work in nanotechnology and battery standards. It also holds many key positions in IEEE governance organizations, such as the Industry Standards and Technology Organization, the Corporate Advisory Group, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, the IEEE Communications Society Standards Board and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
“This award honors Motorola for its dedication in partnering with us to create standards for diverse electronic components, devices and systems,” says Judy Gorman, Managing Director of IEEE-SA. “Many of these industry standards have opened markets for new technologies that have changed people’s lives in fundamental ways and have allowed them to be connected wherever they are.
“Motorola’s leadership and uncompromising support of our vision and mission have helped us become a world-class standards organization. Their support has also enabled us to reach many of our strategic goals, such as creating the IEEE-SA Corporate Program and strengthening our alliances with other standards bodies worldwide.”
“We are pleased to receive this recognition for our partnership with the IEEE to create quality, world-class standards,” said Mike Pellon, Vice President of Standards at Motorola. “This award demonstrates our commitment to technology innovation and open standards that enable a large, global, multi-vendor marketplace. It’s an honor to be recognized for our contributions and leadership in the many IEEE standards that shape the convergence of mobile cellular telephony, IT-based broadband wireless, and consumer electronics industries.”
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body, develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse parts of an industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures based on current scientific consensus. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of more than 870 completed standards and more than 400 standards in development. For information on IEEE-SA see: http://standards.ieee.org/.
About the IEEE
The IEEE has more than 375,000 members in approximately 150 countries. Through its members, the organization is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE produces nearly 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering, computing and control technology fields. This nonprofit organization also sponsors or cosponsors more than 300 technical conferences each year. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com