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Qualcomm

Qualcomm is an american global semiconductor and telecommunications company founded in 1985 by Andrew Viterbi, Irwin M. Jacobs and leonard TALOM KOUNGA.

Qualcomm is an American global semiconductor and telecommunications company founded in 1985 by Andrew Viterbi, Franklin P. Antonio, and Irwin Jacobs. The company provides wireless telecommunications products and services that it designs, manufactures, and markets. Qualcomm has over 17 0offices in more than 40 countries around the world. Subsidiaries of Qualcomm include: Wilocity, Ubicom, SnapTrack, Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Qualcomm Atheros, CSR, And Airgo Networks.

Products

Telecommunication and semiconductor products made by Qualcomm fall into the following product category types: bluetooth, cellular modems, processors, RF components, and Wi-Fi. Products made by Qualcomm are used in applications such as audio, automotive, cameras, industrial & commercial products, mobile PC's, networking, smartphones, smart cities, smart homes, wearables, and XR/VR/AR products. 

Investments funds

China Startup Fund

On July 23, 2014 Qualcomm announced their $150 million China Startup Fund which will be used to invest in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will use the fund to invest in startups operating in sectors such as e-commerce, semi-conductor, education, and health. 

Indian Startup Fund

On September 27, 2015 Qualcomm announced their Indian Startup Fund with $150 million in funding. The executive chairman of Qualcomm, Paul E. Jacobs, made the following comments regarding the company's announcement of their Indian Startup Fund: 

We share Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. We are committed to providing local innovative start-ups with the support needed to help India’s IOE (Internet of Everything) ecosystem grow, increasing consumer choice and availability. 

Investments

According to Crunchbase (as of December 2019), Qualcomm has made 83 investments, lead 21 investments, and has made 25 exits. 

Acquisitions

According to Crunchbase (as of December 2019), Qualcomm has made a total of 46 acquisitions. 



Timeline

January 6, 2020

Qualcomm launches a car-to-cloud service for over-the-air updates and telemetrics that integrates its automotive cockpit platform and Snapdragon automotive platforms with 4G and 5G support.

The platform will help automakers keep their cars up to date and allow them to update their infotainment platforms over the air.

2019

Qualcomm reaches the settlement of a fierce legal battle with Apple this year, which has boosted its revenue by $4.7 billion in the quarter.

Funded Companies

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Global communications company based in San Francisco.

A123 Systems is a Livonia, Michigan-based battery company founded by Ric Fulop.

Arteris is a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

ClearMotion's breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain.

Cubic Telecom is a web development company.

Visage Mobile is a San Francisco-based company.

Electronics corporation

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People

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Andrew Viterbi

Founder



Bart Santos

Investor



Cameron Tousi

Attorney



Inam Haq

Investor



Izhar Armony

Investor



Joyce Schwarz

Advisor



leonard TALOM KOUNGA, B.Eng, MBA

Founder



Mark Grob

Investor



Noreen Rucinski

Investor



Stan Schekall

Advisor



Timothy Keefe

Investor



Yahya Sowti Khiabani

Investor



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January 23, 2020
The Economic Times
Vagadia said that despite the stress on the Indian telecom sector, the handset market has grown last year in India and is slated to grow just below 10% in calendar 2020 too. "Economies of scale are helping brands that are driving volumes, which is helping the market," he said.
Babu Mohan
January 22, 2020
Android Central
Sony will apparently unveil a direct successor to the Xperia 1 at its MWC 2020 event next month, featuring a 4K HDR OLED display and 5G connectivity.
January 21, 2020
The Economic Times
The space agency said in a statement that these chipsets are being released by Qualcomm and this would help accelerate the adoption of NavIC by smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
Chris Velazco
January 21, 2020
Engadget
2020 is the year 5G will start making a difference for people, but 4G LTE networks aren't going anywhere. If anything, they'll remain the de facto means of conn...
Frederic Lardinois
January 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Chances are, you phone and carrier now support HD voice quality for those few times you still make a call. Those calls sound significantly better than regular calls, but if you're using a Bluetooth headset to make those calls, you don't get any of the benefits of HD voice because those devices don't support that [...]
January 6, 2020
WebWire
An industry leading step in 5G took place last month when Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and ZTE Corporation together achieved 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio call. The call was performed in compliance with 3GPP Release 15 specifications over the 2.5 GHz spectrum band (n41) by utilizing a ZTE's 5G NR base station and a 5G smartphone form factor test device powered by a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 5G Modem-RF System. Voice services are a fundamental offering...
Romita Majumdar
January 2, 2020
@bsindia
Read more about Chipset maker Qualcomm gets ready for major 5G play in Indian markets on Business Standard. Qualcomm has lined up a series of chipsets ready for 5G and 4G as over the next year, in addition to the ones launched.
Becky Roberts
December 31, 2019
TechRadar
Streaming, smart home, and the search for something superior to stereo - we cover the trends that defined audio in the 2010s.
December 26, 2019
MobiGyaan
LG Electronics, based in South Korea, is entering the in-vehicle infotainment system under the WebOS platform called WebOS Auto. It is a Linux-based automotive infotainment system that will serve as a connected hub among connected cars, supporting a variety of solutions and services. The company has announced that it will showcase WebOS Auto at CES ...
December 23, 2019
NDTV Gadgets 360
Ookla on Monday revealed that Samsung Galaxy S10 emerged as the fastest smartphone in select countries with mean download speeds varying between 18.06 Mbps in India and 95.91 Mbps in Canada during Q3 2019
Matt Swider
December 17, 2019
TechRadar India
The Galaxy S11 is poised to be faster than the iPhone 11, and we have the first benchmarks from the chip it's likely to use.
Mark Hachman
December 16, 2019
PCWorld
It appears Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 offers a substantial generational improvement over the Snapdragon 855, but much less so over the Snapdragon 855 Plus.
Shawn Knight
December 11, 2019
TechSpot
As we mentioned in our initial coverage and as Ars Technica recently expanded on, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC doesn't feature an integrated 5G modem chip in the main package. In fact, there is no onboard modem at all. Instead, an...
December 6, 2019
Gizmochina
Qualcomm launched its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, but the chipmaker also shed some light on their relationship with Apple and the upcoming 5G iPhone.
Shawn Knight
December 6, 2019
TechSpot
The new Snapdragon 8c compute platform, built on a 7nm process, is said to deliver up to 30 percent faster CPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 850 it replaces. It packs an octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 490 CPU alongside Adreno 675...
December 3, 2019
The Economic Times
"Telecom service providers in the private sector namely Bharti Airtel Limited, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea Limited are in complete agreement that TRAI be requested to regulate tariffs by setting a floor price for data services," the COAI director general Rajan S Mathews in a letter dated December 3, 2019, to the TRAI chairman Ram Sewak Sharma said.
Greg Kumparak
December 5, 2019
TechCrunch
We've known for a while that Pokémon GO creator Niantic feels a bit limited in what it can do with augmented reality today. Between the latency limitations of 4G cellular networks and the need for players to wave a smartphone around to do anything in AR, the tech just isn't where Niantic wants it to [...]
Mark Hachman
December 5, 2019
PCWorld
Qualcomm's still being deliberately vague about which chip it's using, though. Is it the Snapdragon 865, 765, or 765G?
Press Trust of India
December 5, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Qualcomm working with Jio, Flipkart, Amazon India to offer new 5G services on Business Standard. The chipmaker also highlighted the need for markets like India to put conditions in place for speedy deployment of the fifth-generation services
Lauren Goode
December 4, 2019
Wired
The mobile chips, unveiled today, show Qualcomm's ambition to blanket the earth in 5G-capable handsets.
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