Qualcomm was built on invention, on the belief that an idea can spark a sea of change and transform the world in wonderful ways.
Progress, with purpose.
Invention is at the heart of human progress, at the heart of the mobile industry, and both are at the heart of our business.
Qualcomm inventions helped launch the mobile revolution and can be found in billions of devices around the world, from smartphones and tablets, to cameras and cars, and beyond. Today, we continue to push the boundaries of possibility, and remain relentless in our pursuit of the next big thing, to make people more connected, to make a difference in everyday life.
Stories of Invention
Improving the way we live, work, learn, and play.
The man behind a billion connections.
Our spirit comes directly from founder Irwin Jacobs, whose drive to explore what’s possible has fueled a lifetime of innovation.
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The technology that almost wasn’t.
CDMA has a fascinating history, from its Hollywood beginnings to the skeptics who said the wireless technology would never work.
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Moving mobile forward.
The mobile age has introduced a whole new category of automotive breakthroughs that has redefined today’s connected car.
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Co-creating the future.
We’ve made it our business to help others build amazing things. Things like the devices that connect people, places, things and ideas. Things that make life easier–and better. By setting our sights on the future and investing ahead of the mobile industry, we’re solving big challenges and propelling the ecosystem forward, faster.
Putting a price on possibility.
We’ve invested $31 billion in R&D since 1985.
Pushing the boundaries.
Looking toward the future, we continue to push the boundaries of possibility—developing and defining new technologies that will transform the way we live tomorrow.
Solving the 1000x Data Challenge
Mobile data traffic is exploding and the industry is preparing for an astounding 1000x increase. Qualcomm is providing the vision and developing solutions to meet this “1000x challenge.”
Providing the Connectivity Fabric for Everything
Wireless is entering a new phase of growth in which tens of billions of devices, machines, and things will be connected to the Internet and each other. Qualcomm is advancing wireless—well beyond peak data rates—to meet the expanded connectivity needs of this new era.
Bringing Cognitive Technologies to Life
Imagine a world where devices and things can see, hear, perceive, anticipate our needs and act intuitively. Inspired by the human brain and senses, Qualcomm is inventing cognitive technologies that will simplify and enrich our daily lives.
Leading wireless technologies.
The roadmap for today’s—and tomorrow’s—most advanced wireless technologies was created right here. We’ve been at the forefront of mobile technology from the very beginning—and we’re just getting started.
Invention isn’t a department. It’s a culture.
We lie awake at night asking “what if?”, knowing that a big idea starts with a little question.
The more we know about technology, the greater ability we have to enhance it. Qualcomm Research, a division of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has been making history for nearly three decades. The secret? Unrelenting focus on the future.
Qualcomm Technology Licensing
The power of a great idea can propel mobile to new limits. Working with companies across the globe, Qualcomm Incorporated helps to grow and strengthen the wireless industry.
We believe brilliance emanates from within. ImpaQt, Qualcomm’s global innovation program, taps into the fresh thinking within Qualcomm, surfacing the best ideas from around the world.
We have our finger on the pulse of mobile technology. By knowing where it’s been and where it’s headed we make strategic investments that can create the technologies of tomorrow.