Quick Facts

Quick Facts about Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. Qualcomm is an R&D engine and our foundational technologies have powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people for over 30 years. Our technology is in virtually every smartphone in the world. We invented CDMA, pioneered 3G and 4G, and are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices.

Qualcomm’s inventions have helped enable our customers and partners to compete, innovate and grow globally through a technology transfer model that makes our inventions available to the mobile industry. This model -- which is fundamental to the core mission, values and culture of Qualcomm -- has been in place since 1995, and enables the market to grow and consumers to continually benefit

We are helping to transform industries, including mobile, automotive, mobile compute, networking, and IoT, across the globe, and enable millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined, ultimately enriching our lives.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) semiconductor business.