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Recent Press Releases


Zebra Technologies Ranked as a Top Company in Indoor Location Technology by ABI Research 

3/3/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, was recently ranked second in ABI Research’s Indoor Location Technology Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) report. 

Zebra Technologies Highlights NFL Partnership Post-Inaugural 2014 Football Season 

2/26/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced its participation in the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Feb. 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Conference & Exhibition Center in Boston.  

Comverse and Zebra Technologies Partner to Help Service Providers Monetize the "Internet of Things" 

2/25/2015 - Comverse (NASDAQ: CNSI), a global leader in cloud-based and in-network services enablement and monetization software solutions for communication service providers and growing enterprises, along with Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, will be showcasing a unique Internet of Things (IoT) monetization use case during Mobile World Congress 2015.  

Zebra Technologies Launches New 2D Vertical Slot Scanner for Quick, Accurate Point of Sale Scanning 

2/24/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today introduced the  Symbol  DS7708 2D vertical slot scanner.

Zebra Technologies' Eileen Eck Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

2/23/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions announced that Eileen Eck, vice president of global channel strategy, marketing and operations has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.

Zebra Technologies Updates Date for 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings Announcement 

2/19/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that it plans to release fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, with a conference call to be held at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day.

Zebra Technologies Helps the Miroglio Group Streamline Wi-Fi Services in Stores

2/18/2015 - The Miroglio Group, an international leader in the fashion and textile industry, selected Zebra Technologies’ (NASDAQ: ZBRA) wireless LAN (WLAN) solution to optimize information processes and transform them into a single omnichannel workflow.

Kallik and Zebra Technologies Help Medical Device and Life Sciences Manufacturers Increase Efficiency and Visibility with Internet of Things Solutions

2/17/2015 - Kallik, the Label and Artwork Management company, today announced a strategic technology partnership with Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions.

Zebra Sports Solution Wins Top Honors in Postscapes’ Annual Internet of Things Awards

2/3/2015 - Zebra MotionWorks™ Sports solution is a People’s Choice Winner of the 2014 Internet of Things Awards by Postscapes, the leading publisher of projects, events and ideas about the Internet of Things.

Zebra Technologies Wins Prestigious Good Design Award® for Design Excellence

1/28/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, recently received the Good Design Award® for the DS4800 Series Scanner and the TC55 Touch Computer.

Zebra Technologies' WLAN Infrastructure Deployed in New York City Subways, Providing Wi-Fi to Milliions of New York Subway Riders

1/21/2015 - In response to demand from riders, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Transit Wireless are utilizing Zebra Technologies Corporation's wireless local area network (WLAN) technology to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity service to one of the largest subway systems in the world.
 

Join Zebra Technologies at M2M Evolution in Miami

1/20/2015 – Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, announced today that it will be showcasing its Zatar cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, to be held Jan. 27-30, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.
 

Zebra Technologies Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

1/16/15 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that it plans to release fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Thursday, February 26, 2015, before the market opens at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
 

Zebra Technologies Receives 2015 Best Channel Vendor Award

1/15/15 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, has been recognized as a Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine for the seventh consecutive year.
 

96 Percent of Retailers Are Ready for the Internet of Things, According to Zebra Technologies’ Commissioned Survey

1/12/15 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today released survey results that revealed nearly all retailers are ready to make the changes required to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT).
 

Zebra Technologies Partners with Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology for NRF 2015 Booth Window Design Competition

1/9/15 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced the winners of its National Retail Federation (NRF) 2015 booth window design competition.

Zebra Technologies to Demonstrate How ‘The Experience is Everything’ at NRF 2015

01/08/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, will be showcasing its latest retail solutions in Booth #1603 at the 104th National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & EXPO on Jan. 11-14, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
 

Zebra Technologies to Host Investor Breakfast and Webcast in Conjunction with the 2015 National Retail Federation Show

01/06/2015 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that it will host an investor event to discuss the company’s strategic position within the retail industry. The event will take place on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time.
 

Zebra Technologies Recognized as a Top-Performing U.S. Technology Company by Ingram Micro

12/11/15 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today announced it has earned the 2014 U.S. Smart Partner award for Data Capture/Point of Sale from Ingram Micro Inc.
 

Zebra Technologies Announces Executive Appointments

12/10/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that Mike Terzich has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer, a newly-created position, and Juliann Larimer has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer
 

Zebra Technologies Joins Open Mobile Alliance To Promote Internet of Things Standards

12/9/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that it now commercially supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Lightweight Machine to Machine (LWM2M) Standard within Zatar, Zebra’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Zebra Technologies to Discuss Advancement of the Internet of Things at 2014 DEMO Conference

11/21/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, announced today its platinum sponsorship of the DEMO Fall Conference November 19-20, 2014 in San Jose, Calif.
 

Zebra Technologies’ Global Study Tracks the Growing Momentum of the Internet of Things in the Enterprise

11/18/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today released survey results that uncovered the vast majority of business decision makers understand and are in the process of deploying the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of their business strategy.  

Zebra Technologies Expands Digital Narrowband Solutions Portfolio for Ports, Yards and Transport Facilities

11/11/14 - Enabling wireless access can be challenging in very large outdoor spaces that are filled with materials wreaking havoc on wireless signals.
 

Zebra Technologies Announces Record 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results

11/4/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today reported 15.1% growth in net sales to a record $303,272,000 for the third quarter of 2014, compared with $263,523,000 for the third quarter of 2013.
 

Zebra Technologies Adds Ambulatory Wristband to Its Positive Patient ID Solution Set

11/3/14 - Zebra Technologies, a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations’ patients, clinicians and assets, today announced additions to its comprehensive Positive Patient Identification solution set.

Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business

10/27/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Zebra has completed the acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash. The transaction was funded with $200 million of cash on hand and $3.25 billion in new debt.
 

Zebra Technologies Announces Closing of $1.05 Billion Senior Unsecured Note Private Offering

10/15/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced the closing of its private offering of $1.05 billion in aggregate principal amount of 7 ¼% senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the “Notes”).

Zebra Technologies Announces Zatar Reseller Agreement with GainSpan Corporation

10/15/14 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, and GainSpan Corporation, a leader in low power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IoT) today announced the signing of an agreement to enable GainSpan to resell Zatar, Zebra’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Zebra Technologies to Present Keynote Address at the Internet of Things World Forum 2014

10/15/14 - Zebra Technologies, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced its sponsorship and planned activities in support of the Internet of Things World Forum 2014 (IoTWF) in Chicago.

Zebra Technologies and ARM Announce Licensing Agreement to Extend Zebra’s Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, Zatar, with ARM® mbed™ IoT Platform

10/01/2014 - Zebra Technologies a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, and ARM, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, today announced the signing of a commercial licensing agreement for Zebra to use ARM’s CoAP and other ARM® mbed™ technologies within its Zatar platform.

Zebra Technologies Announces Pricing of $1.05 Billion Senior Unsecured Note Private Offering

09/30/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced the pricing of its offering of $1.05 billion in aggregate principal amount of 7 ¼% senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the “Notes”) in a private offering.

Zebra Technologies Announces Launch of $1.25 Billion Senior Unsecured Note Private Offering

09/25/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, up to $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of new senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the “Notes”) in a private offering.

Zebra Technologies Announces Launch of Syndication of $2 Billion Senior Secured Term Loan

09/16/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced that it has begun to syndicate a $2 billion Senior Secured Term Loan (the “Term Loan”). Consummation of the Term Loan and actual terms of the Term Loan, including principal amount, interest rate and maturity, will depend on market and other conditions.

Zebra Technologies Welcomes Joachim “Joe” Heel as new SVP of Global Sales

09/12/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in products and solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced that Joachim Heel will join the company to lead global sales, beginning on September 15, 2014.

Zebra Technologies Announces Record Sales for the 2014 Second Quarter

08/05/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation today reported record 2014 second quarter net sales of $288,421,000, up 13.9% from $253,160,000 for the second quarter of 2013.

National Football League and Zebra Technologies to Provide 'Next Gen Stats' for the 2014 Season

07/31/2014 - About the Partnership: The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it will install Zebra Technologies’ real-time location system (RTLS) for sports in 17 stadiums during the 2014 NFL season. This innovative technology will track players and officials, providing location based data known as “Next Gen Stats” to fans.

Zebra Technologies Announces Expiration of U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Acquisition of Enterprise Business of Motorola Solutions

07/08/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in products and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that the required waiting period under the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired, with respect to Zebra’s definitive agreement to acquire the Enterprise business (excluding iDEN) of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Zebra Technologies Partners with Michael Waltrip Racing to Deploy Zebra MotionWorks™ Motor Sports Solution

05/20/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in products and solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced it has entered into an agreement to partner with Michael Waltrip Racing, a leading NASCAR training development facility, to deploy a first-of-its-kind pit crew evaluation system.

Zebra Technologies Announces Additions to its Healthcare Solution Portfolio with Enhanced Mobile Offering

05/13/2014 - Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations’ patients, clinicians and assets, today announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio, including its mobile specimen collection solution.

Zebra Technologies Announces Record Financial Results for the 2014 First Quarter

Lincolnshire, Ill., May 06, 2014─Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today reported diluted earnings per share of $0.82, up 78.3% from $0.46 per share for the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014 include the impact of $0.09 per share of approximately $4,927,000 in acquisition expenses.

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Featured Coverage

How This Zebra Changed Its Stripes - Boldly Acquiring Motorola's Business

Forbes

By Adam Hartung

15 April 2014

Zebra Technologies is a company most people don’t recognize. Yet, I bet every product you buy has the product on which they specialize...Read more



Motorola Solutions Sells Scanner Business to Zebra Technologies

The Wall Street Journal - Technology

Suzanne Kapner and Paul Ziobro

16 April 2014


Most people have never heard of the company that agreed to pay $3.5 billion for Motorola Solutions Inc.'s scanner business. But behind the scenes, Zebra Technologies Corp., named for the black and white stripes of...Read more




Zebra Pays $3.5 Billion for Motorola Tracking Technology

Bloomberg

Scott Moritz

17 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) is buying a unit of Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) for $3.45 billion, borrowing most of the amount for a bet on mobile-computing services for businesses that need to track employees and products.

Zebra plans to fund the deal with about $200 million of cash and $3.25 billion in new debt. That’s almost as much as Zebra itself is worth, based on yesterday’s closing stock price, which valued the company at about $3.4 billion. Read more




Zebra Technologies Agrees To Buy Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business For $3.45B In An All-Cash Transaction

International Business Times

Sneha Shankar

16 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc.’s (NYSE:MSI) enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday. Read more




Zebra to Buy Motorola Enterprise Unit in 3.5B In Hot Pursuit of IOT market

Gigaom

By Barb Darrow

15 April 2014


Together, Zebra Technologies and Motorola unit plan to attack internet of things opportunities, where they compete with Honeywell and others. Read more




Zebra Technologies buys Motorola enterprise unit for $3.5bn

ZDNet

By Charlie Osbourne

15 April 2014

Summary: Zebra Technologies has reportedly snapped up Motorola Solutions' enterprise unit for $3.5 billion in cash. Read more




Why Zebra's Buyout of Motorola's Enterprise Business Will Fuel IOT Growth

CBR Online

By Amy-jo Crowley

17 April 2014

In the week of Zebra Technologies' $3.45bn buyout of Motorola Solutions' enterprise division, a provider of barcode scanners and other communication services for businesses, its SVP for new growth platforms, Philip Gerskovich, says the deal will deliver better services for customers and a quicker return on investment. Read more



What happened to Moto's mojo?

Crain’s Chicago Business

By Joe Carhill

16 April 2014


Motorola Solutions Inc.'s decision to unload its enterprise business symbolizes deeper change at a company once known for bringing breakthrough technologies to market. Read more




Zebra Tech Snags Motorola's Enterprise Unit for $3.5B

Fox Business

By Matthew Rocco

15 April 2014


Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) is set to acquire Motorola Solutions’ (MSI) enterprise business for $3.45 billion, as the maker of barcode printers looks to widen its footprint. Zebra also raised its first-quarter guidance, saying the proposed acquisition will immediately add to earnings. Read more



Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Is Sold for $3.5 Billion

The New York Times

Mark Scott

15 April 2014


The Zebra Technologies Corporation agreed on Tuesday to buy Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.5 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Zebra, whose technology helps companies to track products in the supply...Read more



Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business; Barcode-Printing and Asset-Tracking Company to Pay $3.45 Billion in Cash

The Wall Street Journal Online

Michael Calia

15 April 2014


Zebra Technologies Corp. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc.'s enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash. The deal represents a large expansion for Zebra as the barcode-printing and asset-tracking...Read more




Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Is Sold for $3.5 Billion

The New York Times

Mark Scott

15 April 2014


The Zebra Technologies Corporation agreed on Tuesday to buy Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.5 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, Zebra, whose technology helps companies to track products in the supply chain, will buy the Motorola Solutions unit that manufacturers everything from bar code scanners to radio frequency technologies.

The deal will allow Zebra to expand its global presence, as more companies – from Amazon to General Electric – look to gain greater real-time information about how their products are shipped and bought around the world.

“This acquisition will transform Zebra into a leading provider of solutions that deliver greater intelligence and insights into our customers’ enterprises and extended value chains,” Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Zebra Technologies and Motorola Solutions enterprise business combined would have had revenue of about $3.5 billion in 2013. About 4,500 employees are expected to join Zebra after the deal is completed. Motorola Solutions said it would keep its iDEN product line, which was part of its enterprise business, and would continue its government business. The businesses that are remaining as part of Motorola Solutions had 2013 revenues of about $6.2 billion, the company said.

After Motorola Inc. split off into two publicly traded companies in 2011, Motorola Solutions wrapped in a number of business units that Motorola had acquired over years, including its wireless networking business and its enterprise radio systems operations.

Separately, Motorola Solutions on Monday said that its first-quarter sales were expected to be down about 9 percent when compared with the first quarter of 2013.

“Revenues in the quarter did not meet our expectations due primarily to lower than expected volumes in our North America government business in addition to a push out of certain enterprise orders late in the quarter,” Greg Brown, the chief executive of Motorola Solutions, said in a statement.

Morgan Stanley advised Zebra on the deal, while Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase advised Motorola Solutions.





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