Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes

Welcome to OnQ® the official Qualcomm blog. We invite you to respond to our thoughts and share with us some of your own. If you'd like to post a comment, you need to follow our Posting Guidelines.

Back to all posts

View by Topic:

Government Affairs (51)

The Future of Mobile is Young and Bright

6:23 a.m. My phone is playing ‘Here Comes the Sun,’ by The Beatles. This rising sun brings the last day of my internship at Qualcomm, and the calendar notice on my phone confirms this fact that I would much rather were fiction. 6:36 a.m. Showered, dressed, and making breakfast, phone in hand. I check my emails—somehow I managed to sleep through my phone chirping “new message” during the night—and scroll through Facebook and Twitter. Nothing too exciting seems to have happened overnight, but I have yet to check my work email. My phone’s daily weather alert says it will be warm and sunny again today, so I leave my blazer at home.

Aug 29, 2012

“Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” is a Win for U.S. Employers

On June 11, 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that, after only ten short weeks of accepting applications, it had reached the Fiscal Year 2013 cap on congressionally mandated H-1B work visas. This came as a surprise to many, considering it took six months to reach the cap for Fiscal Year 2012 and more than eight months for Fiscal Year 2011.

Jul 10, 2012 by Alice Tornquist

Wireless Helps Teachers Learn and Stay Connected

Through decades of research, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) has documented the importance of collaboration in enabling teachers to improve their practice. Often, however, the norm for teachers in the United States is to work in isolation, cut off from colleagues and from technology that can help them access resources and expertise. This isolation is especially detrimental for new teachers, who are at the highest risk for leaving the profession.

Jul 3, 2012 by Tom Carroll

“Child Survival Call to Action” Forum Demonstrates Support for Frontline Health Workers

Each year, an astonishing 7.6 million children around the world die before their fifth birthday. The heartbreaking fact is that a large majority of these deaths are preventable. For the first time in history, the technology and the knowledge now exist to address this terrible problem by bringing life-saving interventions, even to those that live in the hardest-to-reach areas.

Jun 20, 2012 by Dean Brenner

Children in China Gain Access to Improved Health Care with 3G Connectivity

In the most populated country in the world, China, more than half a billion people live outside of urban areas and many do not have access to the same quality of health care as those who live within the cities. This is one reason why Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, has collaborated with China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) and Xi’an Kingtone Information Technology Co., Ltd., (Xi’an Kingtone) to implement the Mobile Vision Project – a mobile health project that utilizes a customized 3G-enabled mobile application to assist doctors in the screening and treatment of children with amblyopia in underserved communities in China.

Apr 23, 2012 by Blake Tye

The 21st Century Classroom Powered by Wireless Technology

If you’re interested in advancing the industrial-era educational system into one that is more appropriate for the 21st century, the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT) held in late March in Singapore was the place to be.

Apr 17, 2012 by Erin Gavin

Mobile World Congress Highlights Vast Opportunity for Wireless to Improve Lives

One of the themes that resonated throughout Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC) was the power of mobile in creating new opportunities and overcoming barriers in an array of vertical markets, from health care to women and entrepreneurship. Our Wireless Reach initiative supports pilot projects with this in mind and we continue to believe that wireless technology can improve people’s lives.

Apr 11, 2012 by Shawn Covell

Welcome to the Qualcomm Public Policy Site

For the past 25 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications technology, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. We continue to lead the mobile revolution through a tireless commitment to innovative technology.

May 31, 2011 by William Bold

Opinions expressed in the content posted here are the personal opinions of the original authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of Qualcomm Incorporated or its subsidiaries ("Qualcomm"). The content is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by Qualcomm or any other party. This site may also provide links or references to non-Qualcomm sites and resources. Qualcomm makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-Qualcomm sites or third-party resources that may be referenced, accessible from, or linked to this site.