At Qualcomm, we invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. You interact with products and technologies made possible by Qualcomm every day—5G-enabled smartphones that double as pro-level cameras and gaming devices, connectivity solutions that keep you connected even in remote areas, 5G that makes cities safer with smart infrastructure, and the technology that powers the smart, connected factories that manufactured your latest purchase. Our work is behind and inside the innovations that deliver significant value across multiple industries and to billions of people every day.
We invented the breakthroughs that make 5G possible. We’re taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges to positively impact society for the benefit of the greater good. You’ll see us where 5G is transforming entire industries and enabling new ones, improving the ways we work, live and play.
You see us everywhere you see 5G.
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Our portfolio includes products for processors, modems, platforms, RF systems, and connectivity, plus products based on the end-use application of your design. We offer a full range of purpose-built, pre-packaged software, hardware, and tools that help you get your invention to market faster.
In 1985, seven former Linkabit colleagues met in Irwin Jacobs’s home to create a company that would build “QUALity COMMunications.” These visionaries departed from the accepted telecommunications standards at the time to develop Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), forever changing wireless communications. CDMA became the foundation for all 3G networks worldwide, helping to define the latest 4G and 5G technologies for an intelligently connected future.
• 1985: Qualcomm founded
• 1995: CDMA rolled out commercially
Qualcomm is a company of inventors with diverse skills and backgrounds, who are driven to improve communication around the globe. Today, Qualcomm has 170 offices in more than 30 countries.
Our people are committed to inventing solutions to complex problems and making the world a better place. Qualcomm strives to do this through employee programs as well as through charitable giving and community outreach. We believe in the power of technology to help shape a better future for all.
We drive invention and innovation by investing in visionary technology start-ups—across sectors from 5G to AI, to digital health, automotive and more.
As our technology continuously grows and evolves, we expect to maintain our position as a market leader; especially within the next generation of wireless technology, known as 5G.