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April 13, 2009

Students of King’s College London to Benefit from Motorola Foundation Grant

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Students of King’s College London to Benefit from Motorola Foundation Grant

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) has today granted £20,000 to King’s College London to help support the College’s world class software testing and research centre, CREST (Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing).

Professor Mark Harman, CREST, King’s College London, commented: “This grant will be key to helping our team continue and expand its research, positioning King’s College as one of the foremost facilities for software testing worldwide. We have worked extensively with the team at Motorola on the optimisation of software features for mobile phones and on issues relating to the testing of their products. We look forward to a continued and close collaboration in future.”

The centre currently hosts 25 resident researchers who are led by world-leading expert in software evolution, Professor Mark Harman. Work includes software analysis, testing and search-based software engineering for software optimisation. CREST is part of the Department of Computer Science and is located in a purpose-refurbished lab on the main central London Stand site of King’s College.

As part of a combined academic and industrial drive to develop a game-changing shift in testing, CREST is working to develop cheaper, quicker, ways to assess innovative new software so that cutting-edge products get to consumers faster.

Graeme Hobbs, UK country manager and chairman Motorola Ltd commented: “With an 80-year tradition of innovation, we are focused on delivering for our customers today, whilst keeping a careful eye on what’s next. The work done by the CREST team is pushing the boundaries for software testing and this work will help provide the next generation of user experience to advance the way the world connects.”

The Motorola grant of £20,000 will add to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the European Union. The grant will specifically help CREST work with other national and international universities and businesses via state-of-the-art display and conferencing facilities. This investment builds on Motorola’s existing involvement as a member on the Industrial Advisory Board for the King’s College Computer Science Department.

About King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2008) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 21,000 students from nearly 140 countries. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

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