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Qualcomm, Inc.

Life at Qualcomm

The real secret of our success

Certainly, part of our formula for success is getting the sharpest, most forward-thinking minds working together. But here’s the unique-factor that puts Qualcomm over the top: We love what we do. How can it be otherwise? We have big dreams and see them realized. We crave big challenges and are rewarded for meeting them. We play to win. And we win a lot. How could you not love that!

Attire: casual. Atmosphere: stimulating.

At Qualcomm, you’ll witness teams driving towards a common goal, and recognizing the contributions of the individual. You’ll see innovation in action, and risks being taken. Because the greatest successes are often built upon stumbling blocks. We’re a worldwide company, yet we’re still entrepreneurial. It’s one of the ways we maintain our edge.

Equipping you with the tools to do your job

Hardware, Software. Whatever you require to help you work at your optimum level – you’ll have right in front of you. Right next to you will be colleagues of your caliber – the best in the business, with whom you’ll be sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and benefiting from each other’s experience. Side by side, you’ll forge the future – yours, and Qualcomm’s.

  • Company Industry:Telecommunications
  • Company Type:Corporation
  • Number of Employees:>5000
  • Stock Exchange:NASDAQ
  • Stock Symbol:QCOM
  • Annual Sales:$10.9B
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    As the world leader in next generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm ideas and inventions are driving wireless growth and helping to connect people to information, entertainment and one another. Qualcomm’s breakthrough technologies enable the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere.

    Qualcomm is ranked on Fortune’s list of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ and has been for the past 13 years. With over 18,000 employees around the world, Qualcomm puts great value in our innovative culture and excellent work environment.

    Our Businesses:

    Qualcomm CDMA Technologies

    Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) is the world's largest fabless semiconductor producer and the largest provider of wireless chipset and software technology, which powers the majority of all 3G devices commercially available today. We are redefining the experience of wireless mobility by applying our unmatched legacy of wireless innovation to enable new generations of increasingly powerful mobile handsets, computers and consumer electronics devices. As a result, 3G wireless connectivity is being extended into an ever-wider range of products and services.

    Qualcomm Enterprise Services

    Formerly Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions, Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES) provides integrated wireless systems and services to businesses around the world. QES delivers the actionable information businesses seek in order to operate at peak performance and improve the quality of life for its customers, their employees and the entire value chain. Qualcomm’s world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services enable QES to meet the increasingly complex needs of industries such as mobile enterprise, transportation and logistics, construction equipment, manufacturing and healthcare.

    Qualcomm Government Technologies

    Leverages Qualcomm's wireless expertise, innovative technologies, and vast industry reach to provide capabilities and services that enable government customers---federal, state, and local---to realize significant technology gains and excellence in mission performance.

    Qualcomm Internet Services

    Creating Total Mobile Experiences Today´s mobile consumers demand a diverse yet more personalized array of content delivered in an engaging, user-friendly experience. But device fragmentation and rising costs have prevented operators, content providers, developers and device manufacturers from delivering what their customers want. It´s time for a new approach.

    Qualcomm Technology Licensing

    Grants licenses to use Qualcomm's intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights essential to or useful in the manufacturing of CDMA-based products.

    Qualcomm Ventures

    Supports Qualcomm's mission of enabling and fostering CDMA and wireless Internet markets through strategic investments in privately-owned startup venture

    Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

    Qualcomm Atheros

    Qualcomm Atheros is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm and a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets. We’re focused on inventing technologies that connect and empower people in ways that are elegant and accessible to all.

    Our broad connectivity portfolio allows us to offer our global customer base high-performance, end-to-end solutions, featuring Wi-Fi®, GPS, Bluetooth®, FM, Ethernet, HomePlug™ Powerline and PON technologies. By leveraging substantial expertise in RF, signal processing, software and networking we can deliver highly-integrated, low-power, system-level solutions that enable developers to create high-performance, differentiated products.

    Firethorn Mobile, Inc.

    Firethorn Mobile, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, is an important part of the mobile commerce ecosystem and its mobile domain expertise and vision have secured its position as an industry leader in mobile commerce. The company continues to create exciting mobile revenue channels that bridge relationships among consumers and retailers.

    Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.

    Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm that brings together a dedicated group of engineers focused on open source and community-driven software development.

    Qualcomm Labs, Inc.

    Qualcomm Labs, Inc. (QL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm and serves as an internal wireless product and services incubator, positioned to transform emerging ideas and technologies into viable businesses that move the wireless industry forward.

    Qualcomm MEMS Technologies

    Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. has developed the industry's first color micro electrical/mechanical systems (MEMS) display for mobile devices—a true technological innovation that offers low power consumption and superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight. The displays work by reflecting light where specific wavelengths interfere with one another to create color. The phenomenon that makes a butterfly's wings shimmer, Interferometric modulation (IMOD), is the same process used in mirasol displays. Qualcomm's mirasol displays require no backlighting and therefore consume significantly less power than standard displays in portable devices.

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