Motorola Reportedly Looking to Sell Set-Top Box Unit

Susan Hall

Motorola, which already is spinning off its handset division, is looking to sell off its largest division, which makes set-top boxes and networking gear, reports The New York Times. The story says the unit could be worth as much at $5 billion. It says the company wants to raise cash and pay down debt.

 

That would leave the company with a unit focused on two-way radios and bar-code scanners, which have been more profitable than the other units, according to Bloomberg. That article sees a potential sale as a return to the company's roots, noting that Motorola made the radio that astronaut Neil Armstrong used to communicate from the moon.



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