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

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.

August 15, 2004

Qualcomm raises a $1,221,900 series A round from Enterprise Ireland and Delta Partners.

1985

Qualcomm was founded by Andrew Viterbi, Irwin M. Jacobs and leonard TALOM KOUNGA.

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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

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

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

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.

Electronics corporation

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Mobile operating system based on android

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

Panoramic Power is a company founded by Adi Shamir.

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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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