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Technology CEO Council Names Motorola’s Edward Zander as Its New Chairman


Washington, D.C. – Dec. 7, 2005 – The Technology CEO Council announced today that Edward Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola, Inc., (NYSE: MOT) was voted the Council’s new Chairman. Mr. Zander succeeds Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel Corporation, who served as Chairman since October 2003.

Technology CEO Council companies generate over $300 billion in annual revenues and employ over 800,000 workers. Founded in 1989, its members include Mr. Zander; Mark V. Hurd, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company; Joseph McGrath, President and CEO of Unisys Corporation; William Nuti, President and CEO of NCR Corporation; Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel; Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation; Kevin B. Rollins, President and CEO of Dell Inc.; Michael R. Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc.; and, Joseph M. Tucci, President and CEO of EMC Corporation.

As chairman of the Technology CEO Council, Mr. Zander will work with the CEOs, chief technical officers and policy staff of the Council’s member companies to drive their vision among policy makers. The Council advances policies that foster innovation, economic growth and global competitiveness.

Craig Barrett, former chairman of the Technology CEO Council, stated, “Ed is a visionary with a clear understanding of our industry’s challenges and the importance of public policy to technology companies. I am confident that under Ed’s leadership, the Council will continue to play an important role in advocating its policy recommendations.”

Mr. Zander stated, “It will be an honor to serve as the Technology CEO Council’s chairman and I look forward to continuing the Council’s important work in this new role. The U.S. has led the world’s technology revolution through a business climate that encouraged innovation, rewarded entrepreneurship, maintained world-class infrastructure and prioritized education. I am confident that U.S. technology companies will continue to lead in the 21st century and beyond.”

Mr. Zander became a member of the Council when he joined Motorola in 2004. He came to Motorola with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry and has successfully reorganized the company, overseen the introduction of several exciting new products and sharpened Motorola’s focus on innovation and operational efficiency. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Zander held senior management positions at Silver Lake Partners, Sun Microsystems, Apollo Computer and Data General. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s Degree in business administration from Boston University.

About the Technology CEO Council
The Technology CEO Council is a CEO policy advocacy group focused on ensuring U.S. competitiveness through technology leadership. The CEOs visit Washington twice annually to meet with lawmakers about policy issues of importance to the high-tech industry and work throughout the year to promote education, analysis and recommendations. For more information, please visit

About Motorola
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information:


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