Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today
announced that Derek Aberle, executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated and group president has been promoted to president of Qualcomm Incorporated. In his new role, Aberle will have oversight for all business divisions across the organization as well as the Company’s global market development and marketing groups. He will also continue to formulate and drive key strategies for diversifying and growing the company in both our core businesses as well as new business opportunities. Aberle will report to Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated.
“Derek has been instrumental in creating and growing many important areas of Qualcomm’s business over the past 13 years, including our licensing business, and our wireless charging, display, platforms and services businesses,” said Mollenkopf. “Under his leadership, Qualcomm Technology Licensing has more than doubled its revenues and profits, completed key license agreement extensions, successfully defended challenges to our business model and established Qualcomm’s 4G licensing program. I’m looking forward to working closely with Derek as we lead the next chapter of growth and success for Qualcomm.”
Prior to his current role, Aberle held several roles within Qualcomm’s Technology Licensing division, including EVP & president and SVP & general manager. In 2000, Aberle joined Qualcomm after representing the Company as outside counsel for several years at large, international law firms.
Aberle holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. 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.