May 19, 2003 – Beijing, China – Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, IL, a provider of integrated communications, has donated $1.48 million worth of communications equipment and employee donations to China in support of the effort to combat the spread of SARS.
Resources donated by Motorola will be mainly delivered to the Logistic Guarantee Group under the National SARS Control and Prevention Headquarters. Included in the $1.48 million is the equipment and resources as well as donations recently raised from local and foreign staff in the company.
President and COO Mike Zafirovski has signed a MoU with the China government pledging that Motorola will invest $90 million to establish a research company in Beijing. The research company is expected to spend $500 million in HR and equipment within five years. “China is an important market for Motorola worldwide as well as a manufacturing base and research center for the company,” Zafirovski noted.