Friday, February 24, 2012
Bloomberg says Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is out, Google's Dennis Woodside in
Posted by Matthew Lang Sottile at 6:54 PM
When Google announced its purchase of Motorola Mobility, the cell phone and tablet portion of the company, in August of last year no one quite knew exactly what they had planned for the originator of the RAZR and more recently the OG Droid, which helped popularize the Android platform. It was made clear that the purchase was largely a means of attaining pertinent Intellectual Property rights held by the company in order to have some ammunition to use against patent attacks from Apple, Microsoft and others. It was also assumed that at least some jobs at Motorola would be lost through the process, as they often do during mergers and acquisitions.
That premonition came true in October 2011 when Motorola announced the termination of 800 jobs worldwide, as a cost saving effort in departments that Google considered to have redundancies. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the next step in the process is underway, claiming that multiple sources familiar with the matter are stating that current Senior Vice President of Google Dennis Woodside would be replacing Sanjay Jha as Motorola Mobility CEO. While we haven't heard official word Motorola or Google regarding the intended roster change, it is expected that over the next few months more information about Google's part in Motorola's operations will come to light.
Via: The Verge