Motorola Mobility, which on May 29 announced plans to employ 2,000 people to build a smartphone at an Alliance development facility in north Fort Worth, says it is collaborating with eight U.S. universities in an effort to streamline new joint research projects and boost cooperation. Texas A&M is the only Texas school in the group, which also includes Stanford and MIT. The company will participate in the consortium through its Advanced Technology And Projects group. Motorola Mobility, a Google company, said the Multi-University Research Agreement will let ATAP and the schools to engage in research projects "in less than 30 days, rather than the several months that traditional sponsored research agreements can often take to establish."
-- Jim Fuquay