Qualcomm, Inc.

Qualcomm, Inc.

Qualcomm, Inc.

Date Founded



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

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Employees (Worldwide)



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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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & President of Europe

Executive Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

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Advisory Director at Berkshire Partners LLC

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

Independent Consultant at Qualcomm, Inc.

Former Director at HP, Inc.

Executive Vice President at Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Former Chief Executive Officer, HPC North America Business Group at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

President at Randt & Co. LLC

Senior Advisor, Industrials & Business Services Group at Warburg Pincus LLC

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Fidelity Management & Research Co.'s (FMR) investment approach is based on a rigorous, fundamental, bottom-up stock selection process. The firm seeks to identify and invest in the stocks of companies with the potential for long-term capital appreciation or companies with hidden or unrealized value.FMR uses a wide variety of investment strategies in managing client assets, including, but not limited to, investments in: stocks and other equity securities; stocks with growth or value characteristics; bonds and other debt securities and repurchase agreements for those securities; and real estate related investments. The firm may participate in short sales, margin transactions, and option writing, including covered options, uncovered options or spreading strategies. FMR invests in US and non-US issuers, including issuers in emerging or frontier markets. They invest in companies with small, medium and large market capitalizations. Investments are allocated across different asset classes, market sectors, maturities, countries, and regions. Investments may be made in the securities of companies engaged in particular industries or market sectors and in a combination of underlying Fidelity funds.Margin may be required in connection with certain client futures and options transactions or in connection with short sales. FMR does not engage in the purchase of securities on margin, except in connection with the clearance and settlement of securities transactions.FMR may engage in swap transactions and swaptions, including interest rate, total return and credit default; written covered call options; and futures transactions, currency spot and forward trading and other currency related derivatives. In addition, FMR may engage in securities lending to parties such as broker-dealers or other institutions.

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Wellington Management Co.'s investment approach is based on proprietary research. The firm's specialized portfolio management teams utilize in-house research to invest according to the investment philosophy, objective and process of each specific strategy. Portfolios are actively-managed based on the weight of the industry in the benchmark and using the best ideas from the firm's coverage universe. Wellington's investment strategies combine the use of fundamental research with quantitative valuation techniques.Wellington's equity and fixed-income investment selections are supported by global industry, regional and macroeconomic experts. Quantitative, technical, style and specialty research teams also contribute to the firm's equity investment processes. Wellington's fixed-income investment approach is based on credit, sovereign, quantitative and sector-based analysis. They seek to ensure that bottom-up investment decisions are made by also considering relevant top-down factors, and vice-versa.Wellington manages both regional and multi-currency multi-sector portfolios. Portfolios cover the duration spectrum from money market and short-term bonds to intermediate and market duration, core and core bond plus portfolios. The firm also invests in specific sectors including high yield, corporate, mortgage-backed, emerging markets and municipal bond portfolios.

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Capital Research & Management Co.'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.

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Qualcomm, Inc. purchases NXP Semiconductors NV

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

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Qualcomm, Inc., Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. purchase Ikanos Communications, Inc. from Tallwood Venture Capital

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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 firm was founded on Decemeber 4, 2009 and it 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. The company's solutions are mainly used in Internet of Things (IOT) intelligent terminals, including smart phones, intelligent vehicle systems and intelligent hardware. Thunder Software Technology was founded 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.

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United Microelectronics Corp. Medical Support Services

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NVIDIA Corp. Semiconductors - Santa Clara, CA

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