The Wall Street Journal reports that some signs are pointing toward the break-up of Motorola-or at least the sale of the company's mobile devices unit, which is the source of most of the company's revenue, as well as most of its instability. The story, however, also questions how effective the move would be. Could it boost shareholder value by as much as 50%, as Motorola investor, agitator and break-up proponent Carl Icahn suggests? Selling the device division would leave Motorola the operator of enterprise mobility, home network and other assets worth about $33 billion, according to one analyst.
- read this article in The Wall Street Journal