Rahul Patel serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Connectivity & Networking Business Unit for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. In this role, Patel leads the Wireless Infrastructure and Networking (WIN), Mobile, Computing and Connectivity (MCC), Small Cells, Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables and Voice & Music (V&M) businesses.
Prior to joining Qualcomm Technologies, Rahul was the senior vice president and general manager for Wireless Connectivity in the Broadband and Connectivity Group at Broadcom where he managed the product roadmap, R&D engineering, marketing, business development, and applications engineering organizations to expand Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS leadership across all market segments. During his 13-year career with Broadcom, Rahul had a strong track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth, and developing strong teams.
Prior to Broadcom, Rahul worked at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics, and EPSON/S-MOS Systems.
Rahul is a veteran of the semiconductor and telecommunications industry with more than 25 years of experience in engineering, product, and business development for networking and wireless connectivity solutions.
Rahul holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California, a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT in Warangal, India.