Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)

About QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Company Description:


QUALCOMM Incorporated operates as a semiconductor company engaged primarily in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies for wireless products. Its products and services are structured in the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI).

The company was founded by Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs and six other co-founders in 1985 and is currently headquartered in San Diego, California, United States.


Main Product(s):


QUALCOMM is best known for designing and manufacturing digital communication products, with a focus on semiconductors, particularly for mobile phones. It also develops software and services related to wireless networks.


Short History of QUALCOMM Incorporated:


  • July 1985 – QUALCOMM was founded by Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs and others.
  • December 1991 – QUALCOMM went public.
  • 2000s – The company expanded its reach in CDMA technology and became a leader in 3G.
  • 2013 – Introduction of the Snapdragon 800 series processors.
  • 2017 – Legal disputes with Apple began, which were settled in 2019.
  • 2021 – Cristiano Amon became CEO, focusing on leading the company into the 5G era.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Cristiano Renno AmonChief Executive Officer, President & Director4.75MN/A1970
Mr. Akash PalkhiwalaChief Financial Officer2.28MN/A1975
Ms. Ann N. Cathcart ChaplinGeneral Counsel & Corporate Secretary2.86MN/A1973
Dr. James H. ThompsonChief Technology Officer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.2.66MN/A1964
Mr. James J. CatheyChief Commercial Officer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.1.26MN/A1966
Mr. Franklin P. AntonioCo-Founder & Chief ScientistN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Neil MartinSVP of Finance & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1976
Ms. Mary A. GendronSenior VP & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/A1966
Mauricio Lopez-HodoyanVice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Don McGuireSenior VP & Chief Marketing OfficerN/AN/AN/A

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