Qualcomm was co-founded by Irwin M. Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi, Harvey White, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, and Franklin Antonio in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California with worldwide presence.
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We come from different countries and diverse cultures, speak different languages and offer unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—to lead the way to a new era of intelligent, connected devices.
Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution by connecting the phone to the Internet, and now we are changing everything about everything else. We pioneered 3G and 4G, propelling mobile to the forefront of the technology world, and now, we are leading the way to 5G that will connect billions more. Our products revolutionise industries from automotive and IoT to healthcare and data-centers, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in new ways never imagined.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. which operates all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all our products and services businesses, including, our QCT (Snapdragon) semiconductor business.