Dr. Sanjay K. Jha is chief executive officer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Appointed in January 2014, Jha has strong executive experience in the technology industry, most recently as chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility Inc. During his tenure at Motorola, he held multiple chief executive roles including co-chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions Inc. (formerly, Motorola Inc.), chief executive officer of Mobile Devices and Home Business, chief executive officer of Motorola SpinCo Holdings Corporation, and chief executive officer of Mobile Devices Business.
Before joining Motorola, Jha served an extensive career at Qualcomm where he most recently served as chief operating officer of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. In his role as chief operating officer, Jha oversaw Corporate Research and Development and Qualcomm Flarion Technologies (QFT). In addition to these roles, he led and oversaw the development of five generations of modem and cell site chipsets, both digital baseband and RF (radio frequency), and system software. Jha also led the formation of Qualcomm Technologies & Ventures, where he managed both the technology investment portfolio and the new technology group as senior vice president and general manager.
Earlier in his career, Jha held lead design engineering roles with Brooktree Corporation in San Diego, and GEC Hirst Research Centre in London.
Jha holds a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Scotland and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Liverpool, England.
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