Qualcomm, Inc. history, company profile (overview) and history video

       Qualcomm is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, United States. Its portfolio includes products for processors, modems, platforms, RF systems, and connectivity, plus products based on the end-use application of your design.

       The company operates through the following business sectors: One Technology Roadmap, Mobile, Internet of Things, Automotive, and Technology Licensing.


    • Audio;
    • Automotive;
    • Cameras;
    • Industrial & Commercial;
    • Internet of Things;
    • Mobile Computing;
    • Smartphones;
    • Smart Homes;
    • Wearables;
    • Wireless Networks;
    • XR/VR/AR;
    • 5G;
    • Artificial Intelligence;
    • Bluetooth;
    • Modem-RF Systems;
    • Processors;
    • Wi-Fi.


       Qualcomm was founded in 1985 when seven former Linkabit colleagues – Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi, and Harvey White – met in Irwin Jacobs’s home to create a company that would build “QUALity COMMunications”.

       In 1989, Qualcomm pioneered M2M communications.


    1991 – Qualcomm becomes a public company

    1993 – Qualcomm establishes itself as pioneer for mobile Internet; makes larges strides with CDMA

    1995 – Qualcomm begins supplying infrastructure, starts chipset and licensing divisions; CDMA commercially launched in Hong Kong

    1996 – CDMA goes global 1998 – First commercial CDMA smartphone

    1999 – Qualcomm becomes an index stock; CDMA2000 1X accepted as 3G


    2000 – First CDMA chipset to integrate GPS

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    2001 – Qualcomm introduces Brew; signs 100th licensee

    2002 – Qualcomm-driven technologies gain traction around the world

    2003 – Qualcomm spearheads the evolution of wireless broadband

    2005 – The Scorpion processor brings consumer electronics features to mobile devices

    2007 – Qualcomm becomes world’s leading mobile chipset provider; introduces Snapdragon

    2008 – Qualcomm completes first HSPA+ data call; powers world’s first Android-based mobile device

    2009 – Qualcomm unveils world’s first multimode 3G/ LTE integrated chipset solution; Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is elected as chairman

    2010 – 3G connections surpass 1 billion; Qualcomm samples first dual-core Snapdragon chipsets.”

       With more than 50,000 employees, Qualcomm, Inc. is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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