Four years later, Jha sold the business to Google for $12.4 billion.
Earlier this week, Google sold it on to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.
That suggests Jha knows something about the art of the deal.
Now GloFo’s Abu Dhabi owners are reported to be a trifle disenchanted with their acquisition.
Industry rumours suggest that Intel and TSMC have been offered the company and have declined the offer.
So, on his history, Jha may well have been tapped as a man to engineer a sweet deal.
When he went to Motorola, Jha’s contract gave him 3% of the equity if a sale was made. On $12.4 billion that’s north of $360 million.
So he’s not a guy to work for peanuts.