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Motorola Reshuffles Broadband Deck

2/01/2001 1:55 AM Eastern

Motorola Broadband Communications Sector said it has reorganized the company
into two business groups -- Internet-protocol systems and the entertainment
sector -- and it has promoted David Robinson to lead the way.

Robinson joined General Instrument Corp. in 1983. GI merged with Motorola
last year.

Motorola Broadband said its new corporate structure is designed to better
serve cable customers, to broaden its broadband-technology scope and to narrow
its association with the company's Global Telecommunications Solutions and
Commercial and Industrial Solutions sectors.

All of those divisions now fall under Motorola's recently formed Networks
Sector, which handles the company's personal, broadband and wireless-networking
efforts. Ed Breen, former head of Motorola Broadband and GI, helms the company's
Networks Sector.

Motorola's IP Systems Group, headed by senior vice president and general
manager Dan Moloney, now handles the company's cable-modem, telephony and
home-networking efforts.

The transmission side of Motorola's business will focus on hybrid
fiber-coaxial technologies for voice, video and data communications, including
radio-frequency equipment, optical headends, nodes and other network gear.
Corporate vice president and general manager Bick Remmey will continue to
oversee the unit, the company said.

The company's entertainment division, meanwhile, will be comprised of
Motorola's Satellite & Broadcast Network Systems unit, Worldwide Interactive
Systems division and DigiCable, a new unit focused on the North American
digital-cable market.

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