Motorola to Buy Modulus

Motorola and Modulus Video announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, under which Motorola will acquire Modulus Video

May 17, 2007

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) and Modulus Video, Inc., a privately-held company, announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, under which Motorola will acquire Modulus Video. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Modulus Video is a leader and innovator in MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) compression systems designed for delivery of high value video content in the IPTV, cable, broadcast and satellite marketplace. Modulus Video has partnered with Motorola for over two years bringing high-quality encoding solutions to key customers around the world. This acquisition will complement Motorola's recent acquisitions of Broadbus, Kreatel, Tut Systems and Netopia in the creation and delivery of an integrated, end-to-end video delivery system for multiple network architectures.

"Motorola is committed to offering an integrated, end-to-end video portfolio designed to meet the current and next-generation requirements of operators," said Dan Moloney, President, Home and Networks Mobility business, Motorola, Inc. "As consumers demand more high definition video and interactive services, the need for advanced compression technology is increasingly important. As part of its advanced real-time video encoding products, Modulus Video has a powerful architecture and product development framework that is well suited for continued technological advancement."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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