Company Profile

Qualcomm Inc
Profile last edited on: 6/10/2024      CAGE: 1DN14      UEI: VGLXNJSGWA84

Business Identifier: Digital wireless telecommunications products and services
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Location Information

5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
   (858) 587-1121
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 51
County: San Diego

Public Profile

Qualcomm was a substantial early SBIR participant which has long since outgrown the program. Management nonetheless acknowledge the value and importance of SBIR funding at a critical point in the earliest days of the firm. With strong roots in LINKABIT - the firm formed by Dr Irwin Jacobs before becoming a a co-founder of Qualcomm and now Chair - the firm develops Internet and intranet tools and electronic management software with applications for electronic message systems, groupware, voice message systems and computer teleconferencing. The firm expanded to become a leading provider of digital wireless communications products, technologies and services. Structured in four divisions: Qualcomm Code Division Multiple Access Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless and Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies code division multiple access (CDMA)-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications and multimedia functions, as well as global positioning system products based on its CDMA technology and other technologies. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio comprising patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products, such as products implementing cdmaOne, CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, and/or OFDMA standards and their derivatives. The QWI segment comprises Qualcomm Internet Services that provides content enablement services for the wireless industry and push-to-talk and other products and services for wireless network operators; Qualcomm Government Technologies, which offers development, hardware, and analytical services to US government agencies involving wireless communications technologies; Qualcomm Enterprise Services that provides satellite and terrestrial-based two-way data messaging, position reporting, wireless application services, and managed data services to transportation and logistics companies and other enterprise companies; and Firethorn, which builds and manages software applications that enable financial institutions and wireless operators to offer mobile commerce services. The QSI segment makes strategic investments to promote the worldwide adoption of CDMA-based products and services.

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Over 50M
VC funded?
Publicly Traded
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
1990 2 AF $207,266
Project Title: Research in mathematics and computer science: calculations of the probability of undetected error for certain error detection codes
1990 2 Navy $501,057
Project Title: High data rate satellite communications
1989 1 Navy $50,600
Project Title: Network protocols for UHF multiuser traffic
1989 1 Navy $46,300
Project Title: Network protocols supporting anti-air warfare
1988 2 AF $412,819
Project Title: Portable/Mobile X-Band Satcom Terminal Feasibility Study

Key People / Management

  Steven R Altman -- President

  Paul E Jacobs -- Chairman, CEO

  Derek Aberle -- Excutive vice president and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL).

  Andrew R Cohen

  Andrew Gilbert -- executive vice president at Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Europe

  Klein S Gilhousen

  Irwin Mark Jacobs -- Co-Founder and Chairman

  Jeff Jacobs -- Vice President/General Ma

  William E Keitel -- CFO

  Edward G Tiedemann

  Andrew J Viterbi