Irwin Jacobs

Co-Founder at Qualcomm, Inc.

Irwin Jacobs

Irwin Jacobs

Co-Founder at Qualcomm, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Linkabit Corp.
Qualcomm, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

6944

Primary Location

California

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

10/18/1933 - New Bedford, MA, United States

Age

85

Number of Awards

56

Estimated Net Worth

$1.3B

Interests

Outdoor Activities, Art, Running, Reading

Relationships
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Founder at XCOM

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Co-Founder at Friends of the Stuart Collection

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Chief Executive Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

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Chancellor at University of California - San Diego

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Adjunct Professor, Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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President Emeritus at University of California

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Senior Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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US Venture Partner at Innogest SGR SpA

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Independent Consultant at Qualcomm, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Qualcomm, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Qualcomm, Inc.
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Former Chief Marketing Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

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.

Child
Founder at XCOM

Child
Managing Director at Jacobs Investment Co. LLC

Jacobs Investment Co. LLC provides investment services. The company was Founded by Gary E. Jacobs and is headquartered in Del Mar, CA.

Child
Former Team Member at Maccabi USA - Sports for Israel

MACCABI USA IS THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE UNITED STATES TEAM TO THE WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES. CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O. THE GAMES ARE HELD IN ISRAEL, AS WELL AS OTHER INTERNATIONAL MACCABI GAMES IN LATIN AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND EUROPE. EACH TEAM IS COMPRISED OF JEWISH ATHLETES FROM THE USA WHO REPRESENT THEIR COUNTRY IN THE ATHLETIC COMPETITION AND LEARN ABOUT THE JEWISH CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN THE HOST COUNTRY WHERE THE GAMES TAKE PLACE. IT IS THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SPORTS AND HISTORY THAT ALLOWS MACCABI USA TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF ALL WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE GAMES. ATHLETES LEAVE THE COMPETITION WITH A FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THEIR ATHLETIC ABILITY, GREAT NEW FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, AND MOST IMPORTANT, A SENSE OF PRIDE FOR THEIR UNIQUE CULTURE AND HERITAGE. THEY FEEL A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THEIR FELLOW JEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND A STRONG CONNECTION TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

Education
SC.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Class of 1959

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi
Class of 1956

The College of Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. It is one of four private undergraduate colleges at Cornell that are not statutory colleges.

Memberships
Member
2010 - Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Fellow
2009 - Current

The American Association for the Advancement of Science provides science related journal, program, and education services. The firm also promotes the responsible use of science in public policy. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
2001 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Career History
Co-Founder
1985 - Current

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.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1969 - 1985

Linkabit was a technology company founded in 1968 by Irwin M. Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi and Leonard Kleinrock. Linkabit and alumni have created a large number of technology companies, most notably, Qualcomm. Linkabit is currently a division of L-3 Communications.

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
1966 - 1972

The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California, United States. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UCSD is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
2018 - Current

Biological Dynamics, Inc. operates as a molecular diagnostic company. Its technology platform enables users to capture large molecular weight particles that are unable to naturally settle directly from whole blood, serum and plasma. The company was founded by Raj Krishnan, Edward D. Truitt III, Michael J. Heller, Roy Lefkowitz and David Charlot in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Director
Prior - 1985

M/A-COM, Inc. manufactured wireless communications components. The firm offered discrete and integrated devices including amplifiers, antennas, diodes, passive devices, switches and specialized transistors. It also offered device packages, as well as semiconductor wafers in plain silicon or compound materials. The company was founded in 1950 and was headquartered in Lowell, MA.

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
1985 - 2012

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.

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
2006 - Current

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in La Jolla, California. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine; among the founding consultants were Jacob Bronowski and Francis Crick. Building did not start until spring of 1962. The institute consistently ranks among the top institutions in the US in terms of research output and quality in the life sciences

Member, Board of Directors
Current

BEST is applying its knowledge of program effectiveness in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to support efforts to build capacity at the local, state, and federal levels. BEST has provided support to the National Defense Education Program and the military services on program effectiveness, evaluation, and communications since 2004.

Member, Board of Governors
Current

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Hebrew: ??????? – ???? ???????? ???????) is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the oldest university in Israel. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. The Technion was conceived in the early 1900s by the German-Jewish fund Ezrah as a school of engineering and sciences. It was to be the only institution of higher learning in the then Ottoman Palestine, other than the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (founded in 1907).

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K +
2015

La Jolla Playhouse, Inc. provides educational opportunities for children, teens, and adults interested in theatre arts. The company was founded by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer in 1947 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA.

$1,000 - $10K
2015

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING FUND (NAEF) SUPPORTS THE ACTIVITIES OF (SEE SCHEDULE O)THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (NAE).

$50K - $100K
2014

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego operates as a not-for-profit organization. It operates a gallery and museum café. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Political Donations
$7,700
2018

Speaker at Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi

$2,700
2018

Senator at Office of the senator from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema

Investments
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Biological Dynamics, Inc. operates as a molecular diagnostic company. Its technology platform enables users to capture large molecular weight particles that are unable to naturally settle directly from whole blood, serum and plasma. The company was founded by Raj Krishnan, Edward D. Truitt III, Michael J. Heller, Roy Lefkowitz and David Charlot in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Devpost, Inc. provides an online marketplace for challenges. It operates an online competition platform and community that specializes in hackathons for software makers and organizations. The firm offers Devpost that helps software makers to gain exposure, showcase software projects to people around the world, and win prizes through competitions & hackathons that enables organizations to drive adoption of their API, SDK and open dataset. The company was founded by Brandon Kessler in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
Rank #1567
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1577
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1118
2015
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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