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Qualcomm

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is an American wireless telecommunications research and development company, as well as the largest fabless chip supplier in the world, based in San Diego, California.

Qualcomm was founded in 1985 by UC San Diego Professor Irwin Jacobs, USC Alumni Andrew Viterbi, Harvey White, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, and Franklin Antonio. Jacobs and Viterbi had previously founded Linkabit. Qualcomm's first products and services included the OmniTRACS satellite locating and messaging service, used by long-haul trucking companies, developed from a product called Omninet owned by Parviz Nazarian and Neil Kadisha, and specialized integrated circuits for digital radio communications such as a Viterbi decoder

Qualcomm is the inventor of CDMAone (IS-95), CDMA 2000, and CDMA 1xEV-DO, which are wireless cellular standards used for communications. The company also owns significant number of key patents on the widely adopted 3G technology, W-CDMA. The license streams from the patents on these inventions, and related products are a major component of Qualcomm's business

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Address: 
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
Founded: 
1985
Status: 
Active
Employees: 
10000+