A new report claims that Microsoft has hired Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's executive vice president and its head of global market development, for a new high level executive position. Detail of what Johnson's new role at Microsoft will be have yet to be revealed.
Officially, neither Microsoft nor Qualcomm have confirmed Johnson's move, but Re/code, using unnamed sources, claims that the deal is done. Johnson has worked at Qualcomm for 24 years, starting as an engineer and worked her way up the ranks before settling in her current position. She was previously the vice president of Qualcomm's wireless technology unit and its VP of business development for its consumer products.
This report comes even as Microsoft recently announced plans to lay off 18,000 of its workers in the next year in an effort to restructure its business. If Microsoft or Qualcomm issue an official statement on Johnson's new role we will post an update.