Last week Motorola announced the departure of its CEO, Ed Zander, and now activist investor Carl Icahn is calling for the company to be broken up into four separate firms--a mobile device company, an enterprise mobility firm, a connected-home company, and a mobile network equipment vendor. Icahn aggressively lobbied (unsuccessfully) for a seat on Motorola's board earlier this year all the while calling for Zander's ouster. Whether or not Icahn's influence affected Zander's leaving was never disclosed, so will his latest effort be successful?
For more on Icahn's latest proposal for Motorola:
- read this article from CNET