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UNISYS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE NEW SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE

UNISYS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE NEW SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE
 BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys (NYSE: UIS) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today announced a new semiconductor technology alliance which will significantly expand the collaboration of Unisys system, chip and silicon designers and Motorola silicon designers and process engineers on future Unisys information systems.
 James Unruh, Unisys chairman and chief executive officer, said "The alliance confirms our commitment to focus our resources where we add unique value, and team with industry leaders in other disciplines. We look to Motorola as a strategic technology partner and volume supplier of state-of-the-art semiconductor components for our platforms in the 1990s. We will provide our expertise in the areas of integrated circuit and package design, packaging and testing. This two-way flow of technology and expertise will benefit both companies."
 George Fisher, Motorola chairman and chief executive officer, said that "Motorola is committed to building long-term relationships that foster a unique sharing of talents, objectives, and business opportunities. Motorola's relationship with Unisys has been most productive, and we look forward to continued, expanded collaboration."
 Under terms of the agreement, the Unisys Computer Systems Products Group and Motorola's Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Division will jointly define new process and design technologies for the customized semiconductors that will provide enhanced functionality for future Unisys mainframe information hubs and other computer systems.
 Codevelopment Alliances Bring New Technology to Market Faster Prior Unisys/Motorola technology agreements called for Unisys to develop custom gate-array designs according to Motorola's specifications for the Macrocell Array (MOSAIC) I, II and III silicon wafer fabrication processes. The new alliance will give Unisys much earlier access to preliminary Motorola process specifications for next-generation silicon devices, starting with 0.5-micron BiCMOS and CMOS and expanding into future semiconductor technologies. In addition, Unisys will immediately begin to use Motorola's latest CMOS ASIC technology, including its H4C Series, in the manufacture of new systems. As a result of this new alliance, Unisys will gradually phase out its own limited Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) and bipolar wafer fabrication operations over the next two years.
 This expanded Unisys/Motorola technology alliance evolved from a successful joint Unisys/Motorola bipolar Emitter Coupled Logic (ECL) logic chip development program for the Unisys 2200/900 Series mainframe computer, which begins volume shipments in the second quarter of 1992. Unisys also has incorporated customized Motorola devices in its high-end A16 and A19 Series mainframe systems, which are currently shipping.
 "Semiconductor codevelopment alliances provide early access to advanced processes, packaging, and CAD technology," said L.J. Reed, vice president and general manager of Motorola's ASIC Division. "With earlier access to our specifications, Unisys can bring its next- generation mainframe information hubs to market in a timely manner and more cost-effectively than ever before."
 "Unisys is moving ahead with its commitment to streamline our technologies and engineering processes across our product platforms to produce top-quality, highly reliable systems to meet our customers' mission-critical requirements," said Reto Braun, Unisys president and chief operating officer. "Our partnership with Motorola ensures that future Unisys systems will be based on industry-leading semiconductor technology and will benefit from the enormous expertise provided by the Motorola-Unisys relationship."
 Unisys Corporation is a leading information systems company with 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is a major supplier of commercial information systems, defense systems and related services.
 With 1991 semiconductor sales in excess of $3.6 billion, Motorola is one of the world's largest and broadest suppliers of semiconductors, with a balanced portfolio of more than 50,000 devices. Motorola was a winner of the first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1988 in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 MOSAIC I, I, III are trademarks of Motorola Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Stugrin of Unisys, 215-986-2867, or Angela Hatfield of Motorola, 602-952-3856/
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