Qualcomm, Inc.

Qualcomm, Inc.

Qualcomm, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1991

Headquarters

5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121-1714, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

35.4K

Industries

Electrical Products
Equipment & Office Supplies
Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Computer Software

Company Description

QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, and provision of digital telecommunications products and services. It operates through the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses and provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio. The QSI segment focuses on opening new or expanding opportunities for its technologies and supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company was founded by Franklin P. Antonio, Adelia A. Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew J. Viterbi, and Harvey P. White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Executives & Employees

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Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Senior Vice President

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President & Controller

Board of Directors

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Capital World Global Investors (CWGI) is the investment adviser to the American Funds Group, a family of 30 funds marketed to individuals exclusively through financial advisers and other intermediaries. American Funds are also used as investment vehicles for 401ks, other retirement plans, variable annuities and 529 college savings plans. The funds have the following characteristics: (1) a long-term, value-oriented approach (2) long-established, global research (3) a multiple portfolio counselor system that combines teamwork with individual accountability (4) experienced, long-tenured investment professionals and (5) a commitment to low operating expenses, among the lowest in the fund industry. CWGI uses a Multiple Portfolio Counselor System. The assets of each fund are divided into smaller, more manageable portions. Each portion is managed by a portfolio counselor who operates autonomously, investing his or her portion as though it were an entire fund (subject to fund objectives and overall guidelines). Research analysts typically manage a segment as well, bringing their expertise directly to bear on the fund's results. Portfolio counselors are free to make their own decisions. As a fund's assets grow, new counselors can be added. Investment decisions are based on internal research. Equity research is comprehensive and bottom-up while at the same time constantly monitoring broader economic, political, currency and interest rate trends. Investment research is proprietary and used solely by CWGI portfolio managers.

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CRMC's International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies. They maintain an investment philosophy that is distinguished by four key beliefs: (1) solid research is fundamental to sound investment decisions; (2) investment decisions should not be made lightly; (3) a long-term approach; (4) the capital system.

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For the ICM Index-Based ETFs and Self-Indexed ETFs, ICM attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the price and yield of an Underlying Index. For many of the Index-Based ETFs, they employ a \"full replication\" methodology, meaning that the Index-Based ETF generally invests in all of the securities comprising its Underlying Index in proportion to the weightings of the securities in the Underlying Index. Due to the practical difficulties and expense of purchasing all of the securities in certain Index-Based ETF's Underlying Indexes, ICM utilizes a sampling methodology as the primary approach for seeking to track such Index-Based ETF's Underlying Index. A sampling methodology is also the primary approach utilized by the firm for the Self-Indexed ETFs. For the Actively Managed ETFs, they do not seek to fully replicate an Underlying Index but may use a quantitative-rules based investment strategy designed to provide returns that correspond to the performance of an index. Methods of security analysis employed may include proprietary stock screening, charting, fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and credit analysis.

Recent Transactions
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Francisco Partners Management LP, Strategic Partners Fund Solutions Advisors LP, AIMS Petershill purchase Capsule Technologies, Inc. from Qualcomm, Inc.

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Qualcomm, Inc., Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. purchase Scyfer BV

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PTC, Inc. purchases Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. /Vuforia Bus from Qualcomm, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onQualcomm, Inc. purchases Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

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Advised onQualcomm, Inc. purchases Technology Development Group from Tellit Communications Ltd

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Advised onQualcomm, Inc. purchases Flarion Technologies, Inc.

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Advised onQualcomm, Inc. purchases Flarion Technologies, Inc.

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Advised onFrancisco Partners Management LP, Strategic Partners Fund Solutions Advisors LP, AIMS Petershill purchase Capsule Technologies, Inc. from Qualcomm, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Chairman at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair of the Tax Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

Founded in 1997, HTC built its reputation as the behind-the-scenes designer and manufacturer of many of the most popular OEM-branded mobile devices on the market. HTC corporation Since 2006, we have regularly introduced many critically-acclaimed mobile devices under our own brand, and our portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the Android and Windows Phone operating systems. We are dedicated to creating a customized user experience and believe that each mobile device needs to fit its owner, and not the other way around. What we make is not merely the product of focus group tests, but of observing and honoring how individuals choose to interact with technology. Our customers guide everything we do at HTC, and it’s this commitment that defines the company

Xiaomi Corp. engages in the design, manufacture and sale of smartphone, hardware and software products. Its business covers power bank, audio, camera and lifestyle. Xiaomi doing business through three business segments-Hardware, E-commerce & New Retail and Internet services. Its products include power bank pro, headphones, in-ear headphones pro, bluetooth headset basic with dock, bluetooth speaker, sphere camera, home security camera, action camera, robot builder, electric scooter, bedside lamp, and body composition scale. The company was founded by Jun Lei, Bin Lin, Wan Qiang Li, Feng Hong, De Liu, Chuan Wang, and Jiang Ji Huang on March 3, 2010 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$96.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$110B
Earnings Per Share
$-3.32
Revenue
$22.7B
Net Profit
$-4.86B
EBITDA
$6.22B
EBITDAMargin
27.36%
Total Debt
$16.4B
Total Equity
$928M
Enterprise Value Sales
4.82x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
17.63x
TEVNet Income
-22.55x
Debt TEV
0.15x
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$250
2014
$1,000
2014
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Young Zone Culture (Shanghai) Co., Ltd engages in development, consulting, provision of services of computer softwares and hardwares, animations, and games. The company was founded by Neo Hsiung on Decemeber 4, 2009 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

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Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of smart device operating system solutions. It focuses mainly in the sales of mobile intelligent terminal operating systems and the provision of related technical services; software products and hardware integration solutions. Its solutions are mainly used in Internet of Things (IOT) intelligent terminals, including smart phones, intelligent vehicle systems and intelligent hardware. The company was founded by Hong Fei Zhao on March 7, 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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Ericsson Evdo, Inc. provided small cell solutions for mobile network operators. Its small cell solutions help operators cope with the exploding usage of mobile data by offloading traffic from the macro radio access network (RAN), leveraging existing fixed broadband internet connections for backhaul. It's product portfolio includes HubBub Femtocells, a code division multiple access, which provides simultaneous support for EV-DO Rev and Femtocell Service Manager, a TR-069 standard-based, scalable management, and auto-configuration platform for HubBub and third-party femtocell deployments. The company was founded by Sanjeev Verma and Vedat Eyuboglu in 2000 and was headquartered in Chelmsford, MA.

Investors
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Suppliers
LOGIC Devices, Inc. Appliances & Electronics | Sunnyvale, California

LOGIC Devices, Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company, which engages in development and sale of digital integrated circuits and integrated modules that perform high-density storage and signal/image processing functions. Its products enable video display, transport, editing, composition, special effects, and the high performance and high density storage of electronic information. The company was founded by William J. Volz in April 1983 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Appliances & Electronics | SUWON, GY

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacturing and selling of electronics and computer peripherals. The company operates through following business divisions: Consumer Electronics, Information Technology & Mobile Communications and Device Solutions. The Consumer Electronics business division provides cable television, monitor, printer, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and medical devices. The Information Technology & Mobile Communications business division offers handheld products, communication systems, computers and digital cameras. The Device Solutions business division comprises of memory, system large scale integrated circuit and light emitting diode. The company was founded on January 13, 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

United Microelectronics Corp. Medical Support Services

United Microelectronics Corp UMC is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the company's leading-edge processes, which include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm. Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The company employs over 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, China, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. The Industry Leader Founded in 1980 as Taiwan's first semiconductor company, UMC led the development of the commercial semiconductor industry in Taiwan. It was the first local company to offer foundry services, as well as the first semiconductor company to list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (1985). UMC is responsible for many local industry innovations, including the introduction of the employee share bonus system, often credited as a primary factor in the development of a prominent electronics industry in Taiwan. UMC also enables customers to access complete supply chain information online through the MyUMC online service portal, an industry first when it was introduced in 1998. Back to Top Leading Foundry Solutions UMC is committed to the timely delivery of leading-edge solutions that serve the specific and unique requirements of our customers in the face of today's advanced applications. UMC collaborates closely with customers as well as partners throughout the entire supply chain, including equipment, EDA tool, and IP vendors to work synergistically towards each customer's SoC silicon success. We also possess the required knowledge in system design and architecture necessary to properly integrate customer designs with advanced process technologies and IP. The result is a greater chance of first pass silicon success for today's SoC designs. UMC's comprehensive foundry solutions start from a common logic-based platform, where designers can choose the process technology and transistor options that best fit their application. From there, technologies such as RFCMOS and embedded Flash can be used to further fine-tune the process for customers' individual needs. Furthermore, as IP has become a critical resource for today's SoCs, we have worked to provide basic design building blocks as well as more complex IP that are optimized for portability and cost, developed both internally and from third-party partners. With advanced technology, a broad IP portfolio, system knowledge, and advanced 300mm manufacturing, UMC offers comprehensive solutions that help customers deliver successful results in a timely fashion. Back to Top World-Class Manufacturing UMC is a 300mm manufacturing leader with two advanced 300mm fabs in operation. Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan has been in volume production for customer products since 2002 and is currently manufacturing the industry's most advanced 28nm products. Fab 12A's production capacity is currently over 50,000 wafers per month. UMC's second 300mm fab, Fab 12i, is located in Singapore's Pasir Ris Wafer Park. This second-generation 300mm facility is also in volume production, with capacity at 45,000 wafers per month. The advanced automation, mature defect density, and competitive cycle times along with a customer-driven capacity expansion plan enable UMC to be the foundry of choice for customers' manufacturing needs. In addition the company has seven 8-inch fabs and one 6-inch fab that manufacture products targeting every major sector of the semiconductor industry. Back to Top Comprehensive Services UMC's core services as a pure play foundry involve delivering the world's leading-edge technology through advanced research & development while providing the most advanced manufacturing capabilities. This includes 28nm production and 300mm wafer fabs in Taiwan and Singapore. In addition, UMC employs a comprehensive IP program, protected by a security policy to guard the intellectual property rights of our customers and vendors. View UMC's complete Foundry Solutions, or for other foundry services and general customer engagement procedure, please refer to the company's Service Flow chart

Competitors
NVIDIA Corp. Semiconductors - Santa Clara, CA

NVIDIA Corp. engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Tegra Processor segments. The GPU segment comprises of product brands which aims specialized markets including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. The and Tegra Processor segment integrates an entire computer onto a single chip, and incorporates GPUs and multi-core CPUs to drive supercomputing for autonomous robots, drones, and cars, as well as for consoles and mobile gaming and entertainment devices. The company was founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris A. Malachowsky, and Curtis R. Priem in January 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Intel Corp. Semiconductors - Santa Clara, CA

Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that "intel" is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Semiconductors - San Jose, California

At Maxim, we invent highly integrated solutions that make technology seamless. We channel our collective expertise to stretch the limits of technology, understand your needs, and help you get to market faster

Awards & Honors
Rank #110
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #110
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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