The acquisition enables Motorola to further address the global broadband DSL opportunity. Netopia’s carrier-class portfolio of products and technologies extends Motorola’s current solutions for the emerging IPTV opportunity. As a combined product portfolio, Motorola will now offer carriers a full suite of home CPE and remote management software, providing support for any connected device in the home, including media hubs, voice gateways, and IP set-tops. This will complement the leading video, voice, and data portfolio Motorola already provides for HFC and optical network operators worldwide.
As previously announced on November 14, 2006, the two companies signed a definitive merger agreement under which Motorola has now acquired all of the outstanding shares of Netopia common stock. The transaction was completed Tuesday following approval of the merger by Netopia shareholders. With the completion of the transaction, trading in Netopia common stock was suspended at the close of business on Tuesday.