Press Release

Qualcomm Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2012 TR50 List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Feb 21, 2012SAN DIEGO

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MIT’s Technology Review announced today that Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has been included in the 2012 TR50, Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s most innovative technology companies. Technology Review’s editors look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale and are clearly influencing their competitors. Spanning energy, computing, the Web, biomedicine, and materials, the companies on the list represent commercial innovations most likely to change lives around the world.

“Qualcomm, long an important company in wireless communications, is doing intriguing work in displays for mobile devices. Its low-power mirasol display—which is modeled on a butterfly wing—provides full color even in bright sunlight,” said Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher. Qualcomm is also being recognized for its innovative work with augmented reality, Snapdragon chipsets, wireless healthcare, and other industry-changing mobile technologies.

“We are thrilled to be honored on Technology Review’s annual list of most innovative companies,” said Matt Grob, the company’s chief technology officer. “Qualcomm is continually looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible in mobile: from improving how efficiently your phone runs, to defining new ways to communicate and interact with your friends, to dreaming up new ways mobile devices can improve our lives – and then making them a reality.”

The full list and related stories will appear in the March/April issue of Technology Review, available now at

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About Technology Review, Inc.
Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More than three million people around the globe read our publications, in five languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. We publish Technology Review magazine, the world’s oldest technology magazine (established 1899); daily news, analysis, opinion, and video on and several mobile apps; Business Impact, which explains how new technologies are transforming companies, disrupting markets, or creating entirely new industries; and live events including the annual Emtech MIT conference. Technology Review also owns the MIT Enterprise Forum, a community and events organization that fosters technology entrepreneurship with 28 chapters worldwide.