Motorola will pull out of the Korean mobile phone market in February next year as part of global downsizing. Motorola Mobility Korea on Monday told staff of the withdrawal plan.
Severance packages for the over 400 staff will vary depending on their period of service.
The world's first maker of mobile phones, Motorola dominated the market with such popular models as the StarTAC and RAZR before it was outpaced by rivals including Nokia and Samsung in the mid-2000s and acquired by Google.
Last year, Motorola branched out two spin-offs -- Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solution. It will continue to provide over 40,000 users of its devices with after-sales services through its partner companies.