Qualcomm COO Len Lauer resigns

Qualcomm COO Len Lauer has resigned to become the chief executive of another, unnamed company, Qualcomm said Thursday, adding that it has realligned its business units in the wake of Lauer's resignation. The company said it does not plan to name a new COO at this time.

Lauer, who joined Qualcomm in 2006, was promoted to COO after Sanjay Jha left the firm to run Motorola's handset business. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Lauer spent eight years at Sprint Nextel, where he held various positions, including COO. At Qualcomm, Lauer ran the business unit focused on mobile content, services and emerging display technologies.

Effective Jan. 1, Qualcomm's MEMS Technologies unit will report to Steve Mollenkopf, the head of the company's CDMA business unit, and all of the other business units will report to Qualcomm President Steve Altman.   

For more:
- see this WSJ article (sub. req.)
- see this Reuters article
- see this IDG News Service article

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