RESEARCH

Breakthrough innovation starts with Qualcomm research.

Fueling R&D for the industry for 35 years and counting.

From smartphones to smart cities, Qualcomm® is known for developing innovations that are the backbone of the wireless world we live in. Our innovations have transformed industries and expanded the potential for extended reality, AI, and mobile. Behind every extraordinary invention are decades of extensive research that provided the spark. It’s that commitment to dedicate the necessary resources to R&D that make Qualcomm the driving force that’s taking the whole wireless industry—and the world as we know it—to amazing new places.

Significant investment in R&D

With over 20% of revenue invested in research and development since 2006—a number already exceeding more than $60B—Qualcomm’s commitment to innovation is moving the whole wireless industry forward.

History of innovation

We have a history of placing industry-changing bets. From CDMA to 5G and AI, Qualcomm has overcome the odds to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our research solves industry-wide challenges and paves the way for breakthroughs.

Standardization leadership

We’re leading the standardization of many key technologies that will transform the world, ranging from wireless, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and 5G, to multimedia such as video codecs. We participate in over 200 global standards and industry organizations, helping to move the mobile industry forward.

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