Qualcomm

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

Qualcomm has made 83 investments, lead 21 investments, and has made 25 exits.

Acquisitions

As of December 2019, Qualcomm has made a total of 46 acquisitions.

Timeline

January 19, 2021
Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 870 5G chipset.

January 6, 2021
Qualcomm names Cristiano Amon as new CEO.
December 1, 2020
Qualcomm announces the new Snapdragon 888 chip.
May 31, 2020
Qualcomm launches Wi-Fi 6E chipsets for phones and routers.
May 11, 2020
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 768G, a faster mid-range SoC with "global" 5G support
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.
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Qualcomm also launches Wi-Fi 6E chipsets for routers under its Networking Pro series - 610, 810, 1210, and 1610.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
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Chinese AI startup company developing face recognition technology backed by Alibaba.

Team8 Ventures invests in companies focused on the development of cybersecurtiy and data science.

Rockpack was an app that allows users to curate videos from around the web, creates, shares and subscribes to personalized video channels.

Arteris is a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Modu is a company founded by Dov Moran.

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

Digital Orchid is a England-based e-commerce company.

Cubic Telecom is a United Kingdom-based web development company.

Visage Mobile is a San Francisco-based company.

Electronics corporation

Mobile operating system based on android

Siklu is a company founded by Izik Kirshenbaum, Yigal Leiba, Baruch Schwarz, Elad Dayan and Yossi Kofman.

Bracket Computing is a Mountain View, California-based software company.

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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
Qualcomm funding round, January 2006
3,200,000
January 1, 2006
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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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News

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Shawn Knight
January 19, 2021
TechSpot
The chipmaker on Tuesday formally introduced the Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform as a successor to the Snapdragon 865 Plus. The new platform is built on a...
Mark Hachman
January 19, 2021
PCWorld
Did Qualcomm kill off Wi-Fi 6E support for cost reasons, or to protect its mesh networking chipsets?
January 19, 2021
The Indian Express
Check out what's new with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 870 5G chipset and how it is different from the recently launched Snapdragon 888.
Rita Liao
January 19, 2021
TechCrunch
A startup based out of San Diego and Taipei is quietly nailing fundings and deals from some of the biggest names in electronics. Kneron, which specializes in energy-efficient processors for edge artificial intelligence, just raised a strategic funding round from Taiwan's manufacturing giant Foxconn and integrated circuit producer Winbond. The deal came a year after [...]
Fatma Khaled
January 14, 2021
Business Insider
Qualcomm is doubling-down on chip performance.
Ron Amadeo
January 14, 2021
Ars Technica
You get the Snapdragon 888, dynamic refresh rates, and bigger fingerprint readers.
Ron Amadeo
January 13, 2021
Ars Technica
Samsung says the fruits of its partnership with AMD should appear next year.
Nick Statt
January 13, 2021
The Verge
Qualcomm is designing fast-growing chipmaker Nuvia, founded in 2019, for $1.4 billion, citing the growth of 5G and Nuvia's custom CPU core technology as a key differentiator to help it make inroads in the data center and supercharge its Snapdragon platform.
Monteverde & Associates PC
January 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm headquartered at the Empire State...
Mark Hachman
January 13, 2021
PCWorld
Nuvia never announced a product, but was widely suspected to be working on a server-class CPU that Qualcomm could adapt to PCs and smartphones.
Adrian Potoroaca
January 13, 2021
TechSpot
Qualcomm has announced it will acquire chip startup Nuvia to expand its strong position in the silicon industry and use the latter's resources to develop better processors...
Adrian Potoroaca
January 12, 2021
TechSpot
Samsung has announced the latest Exynos SoC that will power its next crop of flagship Galaxy smartphones, the Exynos 2100. The new chip is built on a...
Humza Aamir
January 12, 2021
TechSpot
Among the usual upgrades that accompany smartphones each year, buyers of upcoming smartphones like the Galaxy S21 can expect a faster, more accurate biometric experience enabled by...
January 12, 2021
The Indian Express
It is expected that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series that will be unveiled on January 14 will sport the new 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 from Qualcomm.
Ron Amadeo
January 11, 2021
Ars Technica
Qualcomm's new in-screen reader is 77 percent larger and 50 percent faster.
Christian de Looper
January 11, 2021
Digital Trends
Qualcomm has announced a new, second-generation 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor, which it says is 77% larger and 50% faster. The sensor will debut in early 2021.
Chaim Gartenberg
January 11, 2021
The Verge
Qualcomm has announced its new 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 ultrasonic sensor for in-display fingerprint readers. The new sensor is 77 percent bigger and 50 percent faster than the old models, and it might even show up in Samsung's Galaxy S21.
Shawn Knight
January 11, 2021
TechSpot
The HP Elite Folio features a 13.5-inch touchscreen display (1,920 x 1,280) coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that's powered by a Qualcomm 8cx Gen 2 processor,...
IANS
January 6, 2021
@bsindia
Chip maker Qualcomm on Tuesday announced that Cristiano Amon will succeed Steve Mollenkopf as CEO, effective from June 30
Analysis Group
January 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Analysis Group, one of the largest international economics consulting firms, has again been recognized as a leader on the Global Competition...
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