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MOTOROLA'S 68000 FAMILY POWERS AWARD WINNING PRODUCTS OF 1992 Portable and Pen-Based Systems Dominate Awards

 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microprocessor and Memory Technologies Group of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that several products powered by Motorola's 68000 Family of microprocessors were named among the best and most innovative products of 1992 by FORTUNE, BYTE, BusinessWeek and TIME magazines.
 BYTE (Jan. 1993) Magazine named Apple(R) Computer, Inc.'s PowerBook(tm) 180 notebook Personal Computer as one of the year's most cutting-edge products. The magazine noted that, "As long as Apple keeps churning out portables like this, office workers may never go back to the desktop." The PowerBook 180 which received BYTE's highest award of excellence, features a 33-MHz Motorola 68030 microprocessor.
 BusinessWeek (Jan. 11, 1993), TIME (Jan. 4, 1993) and BYTE Magazines all honored Macintosh(R) PowerBook Duo(tm) as a "best product of 1992," TIME likened the PowerBook Duo's popularity to that of its siblings, the original PowerBooks "...after the stunning success of the first PowerBook laptop, introduced in 1991, analysts wondered how Apple could possibly top that. It has." FORTUNE Magazine gave kudos to the entire series of PowerBook notebook personal computers for the second consecutive year, while also recognizing the new Macintosh Duo System, calling the products "...a trio of even more powerful models and a streamlined newcomer." The PowerBook Duo is powered by a 33-MHz 68030 processor.
 Another Motorola-based portable system to be honored by BYTE Magazine was Infolio, the lightweight pen tablet for custom-designed applications from Pi Systems. The 2.9 pound system utilizes a Motorola 68331 chip and is aimed at vertical markets requiring mobile data collection, management and analysis functions.
 BYTE Magazine also gave distinction awards to:
 -- Radius' Rocket 33(tm),a NuBus accelerator with a 33-MHz 68040
 -- Apple's Macintosh Performa(R) 600 using a 33-MHz 68030
 -- Apple's Macintosh Quadra(tm) 950 which runs on a 33-MHz 68040
 BYTE merit awards were given to:
 -- Shiva's LanRover(tm), a plug-in device for MacPowerBooks using a
 68000 processor that permits remote log-in to an AppleTalk
 network
 -- QMS, Inc's QMS-PS 815MR, a 68020-powered high-quality
 PostScript printer
 "Motorola salutes our customers on their outstanding product designs," said Jim Reinhart, Motorola's manager, M68000 marketing and applications. "We are proud to have played a part in their successes by providing the microprocessors for these innovative and portable products, and look forward to building on these state-of-the-art designs through future collaborations."
 Motorola is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronic equipment, systems, components, and services for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers, cellular telephone systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the U.S. Department of Commerce's first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process. ----
 NOTE: Apple, Macintosh and Performa are registered trademarks; PowerBook, Macintosh Duo, Macintosh Quadra and PowerBook Duo are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Rocket33 is a trademark of Radius Inc. LanRover is a trademark of Shiva Corp. Infolio is a trademark of Pi Systems Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Candace FitzGerald of Cunningham Communication, 617-494- 8202 (editorial contact), for Motorola; or Kristen Hausman of Motorola, 512-891-2386 (reader contact)/
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