QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital telecommunications products and services.
It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, Qualcomm Technology Licensing, and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives.
The Qualcomm CDMA Technologies segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products.
The Qualcomm Technology Licensing segment provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio.
The Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives segment invests in the technology, design, and introduction of products and services for voice and data communications.
The company was founded by Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi, and Harvey White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.