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December 17, 2003 | From Reuters
Motorola Inc. has named former Sun Microsystems Inc. President Edward Zander chairman and chief executive. The move ended three generations of leadership under the founding Galvin family. Zander, now at private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, will join Motorola on Jan. 5. Chairman and CEO Christopher Galvin, 53, announced his planned departure from the Schaumburg, Ill.-based company in September, citing strategic differences with the board.
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December 17, 2003 | From Reuters
Motorola Inc. has named former Sun Microsystems Inc. President Edward Zander chairman and chief executive. The move ended three generations of leadership under the founding Galvin family. Zander, now at private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, will join Motorola on Jan. 5. Chairman and CEO Christopher Galvin, 53, announced his planned departure from the Schaumburg, Ill.-based company in September, citing strategic differences with the board.
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January 13, 2005 | From Reuters
Motorola Inc. said its No. 2 officer, who had been passed over for the chief executive post, would resign at the end of January to seek a top spot with another company. Mike Zafirovski, 51, Motorola's president and chief operating officer, was credited with turning around its mainstay handset business after joining the company in June 2000 to head its personal communications division. But he was passed over for the CEO post in favor of Edward Zander, a former Sun Microsystems Inc.
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December 16, 2003
* Motorola Inc. will name former Sun Microsystems Inc. President Edward Zander as its chief executive, a source close to the situation said. Other candidates are Motorola President Mike Zafirovski and Betsy Bernard, former president of AT&T Corp. * * IBM Corp. plans to move several thousand skilled software jobs overseas, company documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal said. * * Edwards Lifesciences Corp. agreed to buy Percutaneous Valve Technologies Inc.
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July 27, 2004 | From Reuters
Apple Computer Inc. will make a slimmed-down version of its iTunes jukebox software that No. 2 cellphone maker Motorola Inc. will install on some of its wireless phones, the companies said Monday. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs made the announcement via videoconference at an event in Rosemont, Ill., on the eve of Motorola's annual analyst meeting there.
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March 18, 1993 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to head off software giant Microsoft Corp., the six feuding suppliers of the Unix operating system vowed Wednesday to create a common standard to allow Unix applications to run on a variety of computers. The companies, including International Business Machines Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc., said the move will solve the incompatibility problems that have plagued Unix users since suppliers began marketing different versions of the operating system a decade ago.
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April 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Motorola Inc. settled its proxy battle with Carl Icahn on Monday, agreeing to back two of the billionaire investor's nominees for its board of directors in exchange for his dropping litigation against the cellphone maker. The agreement avoids a showdown at the company's upcoming annual meeting for what would have been the second straight year.
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January 8, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and six other digital technology companies Wednesday urged the Bush administration to reduce taxes and improve schools so the industry can beat low-cost competitors from India and China. In a paper, the chief executives from the eight companies said the way to keep technology jobs in the U.S. was to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. industry, not to prevent companies from going abroad.
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April 12, 1989 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
For long-suffering corporate purchasing managers, choosing the right type of desktop computers for the office staff is a daunting task already. But the job is going to get even tougher. Sun Microsystems, the leading maker of "workstation" computers used by engineers and scientists, today is unveiling a new machine aimed squarely at the desktops of office workers, a space traditionally viewed as the protected turf of personal computers. The new Sun machine, which packs the punch of a powerful workstation, is priced at $8,995--not much more than some fully equipped PCs. "This is the first machine to combine the power of the (technical)
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May 2, 2002 | From Bloomberg News and Times Staff
Two of the technology industry's biggest stars of the late 1990s saw their shares fall to multiyear lows Wednesday on investor concern about the businesses' near-term prospects. Network computer systems firm Sun Microsystems Inc.'s shares slumped $1.21, or 15%, to $6.97 on Nasdaq, the lowest price since 1998, after President and Chief Operating Officer Edward J. Zander said he is stepping down after more than 15 years at the firm.
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January 31, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer and
The whiz kids at Sun Microsystems might seem a little smug these days. Along with a lot of other people, Sun's youthful executives think they've pulled off the deal of a business lifetime, a pact with American Telephone & Telegraph that could assure the brash company a pivotal role in the treacherous computer industry. "I'm just busting out all over. . . . Things couldn't have worked out better," boasted Scott McNealy, the Mountain View, Calif.
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