This is the Invention Age.

Over 30 years of our mobile invention has led to the Invention Age. The foundational technology and intelligence we put into 3G and 4G is bringing us 5G, connected cars, and a true Internet of Things. But more than that, our history of invention is kick-starting a new age of possibility

Moving the wireless industry forward.

Our business model is surprisingly simple: invent, share, collaborate. Since our foundation , Qualcomm has relentlessly invented fundamental technology that enables the modern mobile experience—and we share these inventions in two distinct ways. We share these inventions broadly through licensing,  ensuring wide ecosystem access to foundational technology at the core of mobile innovation. And through the development of wireless chipset platforms and other product solutions, we accelerate consumer adoption of experiences enabled by these inventions. As a company, we  collaborate across the entire ecosystem—from manufacturers to operators and developers, from governments to standards—to create a global environment that continuously drives progress and growth. 

First place in the race to 5G.

5G will revolutionize industries – and help change the way we live, work and relate to each other – by enabling millions of devices to intelligently connect in ways never before imagined. And just like 3G and 4G, 5G will be brought to you by Qualcomm.

Making AI ubiquitous.

Today, more intelligence is moving to end devices, and mobile is becoming the pervasive Artificial Intelligence platform. Building on the smartphone foundation and the scale of mobile, Qualcomm envisions making on-device AI ubiquitous—expanding beyond mobile and powering other end devices, machines, vehicles, and things.

Making mobile XR a reality.

Extended Reality (XR) is an umbrella term encapsulating Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and everything in between. Qualcomm’s vision for XR is sleek headsets that will transform everyday consumer experiences and many market verticals from industrial manufacturing and healthcare to education and retail.

Patents mark our progress.

The Qronicles of Invention is our interactive Patent Wall, which visualizes the technological innovations that sparked the mobile internet and changed the world.



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