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MOTOROLA'S 25-MHz 68030 MICROPROCESSORS POWER APPLE'S NEW POWERBOOK; FASTER CHIPS INCREASE PRICE/PERFORMANCE OF MIDRANGE NOTEBOOK SYSTEM

MOTOROLA'S 25-MHz 68030 MICROPROCESSORS POWER APPLE'S NEW POWERBOOK; FASTER CHIPS INCREASE PRICE/PERFORMANCE OF MIDRANGE NOTEBOOK SYSTEM
 AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) High Performance Microprocessor Division today announced that its 25-MHz 68030 provides the processing power for Apple(R) Computer, Inc.'s new PowerBook(tm) 145, boosting the performance level of the midrange offering in Apple's popular PowerBook line of notebook-sized computers.
 The new PowerBook 145 will replace the 16-MHz 68030-based PowerBook 140. The PowerBook 145 incorporates all of the original features of its predecessor while running 35 percent faster, a result of the higher clock speed of the 68030. In addition to the clock speeds being increased, the price has been lowered, boosting price/performance ratios. The PowerBook 145 is priced from $2,399.
 "Portable computing is an exciting and burgeoning market that demands excellent performance," said Jim Reinhart, Motorola's manager of M68000 marketing and applications. "Increasing the speed of the 68030 considerably boosts the performance of the PowerBook 145. This, coupled with the price reductions, stresses Motorola and Apple's commitment to offering their customers the ultimate in price/performance levels."
 The speed and responsiveness of the PowerBook 145 is equivalent to that of the PowerBook 170, Apple's highest performance PowerBook, while retaining the backlit Supertwist liquid crystal display of the original 140. Programs ranging from simple word processing to sophisticated communications applications can be run with ease on the 145.
 Like the 140, the 145 features an integrated trackball and palmrest, full-size keyboard and tilt adjustments. It ships with 4 Mbytes of RAM, expandable to 8 Mbytes, and a choice of a 40 Mbyte or 80 Mbyte internal hard drive.
 The PowerBook 145 is available immediately through authorized Apple resellers in most locations worldwide, and is priced at $2,399 equipped with 40 Mbyte, and $2,799 for the 80 Mbyte hard drive version.
 Having 1991 worldwide sales exceeding $3.6 billion, Motorola's Semiconductor Products sector is the largest U.S.-based broad line supplier of semiconductors, with a balanced portfolio of more than 50,000 devices. Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components, and services for global markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers and telepoint 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 first Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in 1988, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 NOTE: Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and PowerBook and System 7 are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Kristen Hausman of Motorola, 512-891-2386 or Sally Winship of Cunningham Communications, 617-494-8202 for Motorola/
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