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

Co-Founder

Chief Executive Officer

President

Chief Financial Officer & 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 Diversity Officer & Vice President, Human Resources

Board of Directors

United States Department of Homeland Security

Chief Executive Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

Managing Executive Officer & Head-Picture at Sony Corp.

Senior Operating Partner at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions Group at HP, Inc.

Independent Consultant at Qualcomm, Inc.

Advisory Director at Berkshire Partners LLC

Operating Partner at Amzak Capital Management LLC

Former Chief Executive Officer at Mondelez International, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Comcast Cable Communications LLC

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Owners & Shareholders
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FMR may use a variety of methods of security analysis in managing client assets to select investments including fundamental analysis, quantitative analysis and cyclical analysis. They may also use general macro-economic analysis as a component of its security analysis methods. In addition to relying on public financial statement information, the firm may use extensive corporate visits and interviews with issuer management teams in conducting research. When it comes to the management of the client assets according to the investment objectives, FMR may use a variety of investment strategies including, but not limited to, investing in stocks and other public and private equity securities, bonds and other debt securities of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities, real estate related investments of all types, derivatives, currency spot and forward trading, other investment funds, including exchange traded funds and FMR's or its affiliates' central funds. They may also engage in securities lending to parties such as broker-dealers or other institutions.

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PRIMECAP invests primarily common stocks or securities with common stock characteristics, bonds and cash/cash equivalents. The firm utilizes fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. The main sources of information for research purposes include financial publications, inspections of corporate activities, research materials by others such as sell-side analysts, companies' annual reports and any related filings and press releases, meetings with executives of companies and their suppliers, competitors, customers, etc. All portfolios are built with the best ideas of each of the managers within the multi-manager investment process. PRIMECAP's investment strategy does not employ short sales or margin transactions, nor does it permit investments in derivatives or currency hedging. The firm follows an investment approach based on four key principles including commitment to fundamental research, long-term investment horizon, emphasis on individual decision-making and focus on value.

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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.

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 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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Jibe, Inc. provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions that make recruiting about people, not process. Its recruiting platform simplifies job distribution, enables mobile recruiting, turns data into decisions, engages the passive candidate, optimizes the candidate experience and referral process and leverages social networks. The company was founded by Joe Essenfeld in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Chairman at Cooley LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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

Clients

T-Mobile US, Inc. engages in the provision of wireless communications services under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services and wholesale wireless services. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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.

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$89.4B
Total Enterprise Value
$110B
Earnings Per Share
$-3.32
Revenue
$22.7B
Total Debt
$16.4B
Total Equity
$928M
Net Profit
$-4.86B
Enterprise Value Sales
4.82x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
17.63x
TEVNet Income
-22.55x
Debt TEV
0.15x
EBITDAMargin
27.36%
EBITDA
$6.22B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.48%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.78%
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$250
2014
$1,000
2014
Investments
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VOA Educação is a Brazilian company located in Rio de Janeiro that develops educational software application for students. The firm was founded by Tiago Nieves.

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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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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.

Investors
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Co-Founder at Harik Shazeer Labs

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Founder at The Thiel Foundation

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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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