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Paul Jacobs Receives Edison Achievement Award

Recently in Chicago, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs was named the winner of the 2013 Edison Achievement Award, which recognizes inspirational leaders who are making “a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation.”

Dr. Irwin Jacobs presents Dr. Paul Jacobs with the 2013 Edison Achievement Award.

Dr. Paul Jacobs thanks the Edison Awards Steering Committee and attendees at the 2013 Edison Awards Gala.

Prior to the awards presentation, Dr. Philip Krein, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois and 2012-2013 Edison Awards Steering Committee Member, visited Dr. Jacobs at the Qualcomm Museum to discuss the award and what it means to Dr. Jacobs and Qualcomm. Check out the four-part interview below from the Edison Awards YouTube Channel:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The Edison Achievement Award recognizes individuals for their contribution to human-centered design, the value and differentiation they create, the positive influence they have on existing, new and emerging markets and the impact they have on the world. Past winners of the award include Steve Jobs from Apple and Ted Turner from Time Warner.