The electronics giant said that Symbol's strengths in RFID, Wi-Fi and networking will complement Motorola's wireless technologies, allowing it to offer a "seamless mobility" package to businesses.
Motorola chairman and chief executive Ed Zander said that he envisions combining Symbol's handheld computer and RFID technologies with Motorola's cellular and WiMax offerings to allow tracking of products "throughout their life cycles".
Symbol's Holtsville, New York headquarters will remain open and serve as the company's enterprise mobility hub once the acquisition is complete.
The deal is subject to regulatory approval and shareholder assent from Symbol.
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