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.
- Industrial & Commercial;
- Internet of Things;
- Mobile Computing;
- Smart Homes;
- Wireless Networks;
- Artificial Intelligence;
- Modem-RF Systems;
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
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.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.qualcomm.com.
**Video published on YouTube by “Qualcomm“