Motorola names new cell phone chief

From CNET On Monday, the company announced that Sanjay Jha will be co-chief executive and head of the mobile-device business. Motorola said earlier this year that it will separate the mobile-device business from the rest of the company. And since the split was announced, it had been searching for someone to head up the division.

Greg Brown, who only came on board as Motorola's chief executive late last year, will act as co-CEO. Brown will head up the company's broadband network division.

Jha, 45, is a smart choice for Motorola, as it tries to turn around its cell phone business. For the past 14 years, Jha has been at cell phone chipmaker Qualcomm, where he most recently ran the company's CDMA division. Qualcomm's CEO, Paul Jacobs, wished him well in a press release, saying Jha had been instrumental in helping Qualcomm become "the No. 1 wireless semiconductor supplier."

Jha will certainly have his work cut out for him. Over the past year and a half, the company has lost market share and seen its stock price plummet amid heavy losses as it struggles to find a hit product to replace the Razr. Last year, it fell from the world's second-largest supplier of handsets to third.

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