Purposeful Innovation

We invent breakthrough technologies that enable life-changing products and experiences.

We’re building on our legacy of technology leadership with 5G, which will serve as the technological foundation for connected cars, industrial IoT, smart homes and cities, networking, and mobility.

Through Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ we're applying all this knowledge and experience to improve social and economic outcomes in underserved communities around the world, enriching people's lives while creating new markets for our business.

Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™

Qualcomm Wireless Reach brings advanced wireless technologies to underserved communities globally.

The program accelerates the adoption of transformative technologies in underserved communities globally. Through Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, we invest in sustainable programs that demonstrate innovative uses of wireless technology to strengthen economic and social development.

Since 2006, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ has impacted more than 20 million people.


Qualcomm innovations have long enabled a smarter, better connected world.

But to truly stay connected, we need to focus on the vehicles that take us everywhere. With expertise, experience and the support of the automotive industry, Qualcomm is taking next-generation connectivity on the road, resulting in vehicles that are intelligent, autonomous, cleaner and safer.

Smart Cities

Engineering the fabric of Citywide Connectivity.

Our full suite of wide-and local-area connectivity processing technologies help bring efficiency, safety and innovation to fast-growing urban environments. By addressing challenges within city infrastructure, energy, transportation and buildings, we are helping to develop sustainable solutions that minimize total cost of ownership—and position cities with an eye to the future.

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Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

At Qualcomm, research and development is a strong focus.

It enables us to foster new ideas which ultimately lead to future technology advancements and growth. In an effort to establish a forum for Qualcomm and students to engage routinely, we created the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) program, which invests in University PhD students and their forward thinking ideas.


Qualcomm was built on invention.

It was built on the belief that an idea can spark a sea of change and transform the world in wonderful ways. In the spirit of that never-ending pursuit of the next great idea, this interactive Patent Wall visualizes the tens of thousands of Qualcomm's inventions conveyed through our patents.

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