Qualcomm is a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. It produces processors and connectivity solutions, displays, software, and charging products. The Company also grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products. In addition, Qualcomm invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including automotive and autonomous driving technology, Internet of things, mobile, data center, and healthcare for supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications, and new industry segments.

Company Growth (employees)
San Diego, US
Size (employees)
33,800 (est)
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, US

Key People/Management at Qualcomm

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Qualcomm Incorporated
Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated
Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon

President, Qualcomm Incorporated
George Davis

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated
Brian Modoff

Brian Modoff

Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A, Qualcomm Incorporated
Donald Rosenberg

Donald Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michelle Sterling

Michelle Sterling

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Qualcomm Incorporated
Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Qualcomm Office Locations

Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Amsterdam, Andover, Bengaluru and in 28 other locations
San Diego, US (HQ)
5775 Morehouse Drive
Andover, US
300 Brickstone Square
Berkeley, US
2030 Addison St
Berlin, DE
21 Kurfürstendamm
Mumbai, IN
51 MM Ln
Hampshire, GB
279 Farnborough Rd
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Qualcomm Financials and Metrics

Qualcomm Financials

Qualcomm's revenue was reported to be $23.6 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

6.1 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

3.4 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

(6 b)

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

29 m

Market capitalization (16-Feb-2018)

95.8 b

Cash (24-Dec-2017)

33.4 b


81.8 b
Qualcomm's current market capitalization is $95.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


24.9 b26.5 b25.3 b23.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

9.8 b10.7 b10.4 b9.7 b

Gross profit

15 b15.8 b14.9 b13.8 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


6.6 b6.4 b6.8 b7.1 b6.9 b5.8 b5.8 b5.6 b6 b6 b5 b5.4 b6.1 b

Cost of goods sold

2.4 b2.2 b2.5 b2.7 b

Gross profit

3.6 b2.8 b2.9 b3.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.1 b7.9 b7.6 b5.9 b

Accounts Receivable

2.1 b2.4 b2 b2.2 b


1.3 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Current Assets

19.6 b22.4 b22.1 b23 b
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


8.3 b6.3 b7.9 b6.3 b5.5 b10 b6.9 b5.8 b5.9 b6.9 b7.1 b14.9 b33.4 b

Accounts Receivable

1.3 b2.2 b2.1 b2.2 b2.1 b2 b1.3 b1.7 b1.9 b2.1 b4.2 b3.5 b3.1 b


1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.8 b1.9 b1.6 b1.2 b1.4 b1.3 b1.9 b2.1 b2 b1.9 b

Current Assets

20.6 b21 b22.4 b22.8 b20.7 b25.9 b20.3 b20.2 b21 b15.8 b16.9 b27 b41 b
    USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

    Net Income

    6.8 b8 b5.3 b5.7 b

    Depreciation and Amortization

    1.4 b

    Accounts Receivable

    (680 m)(281 m)550 m(232 m)


    (300 m)(155 m)93 m(49 m)
    USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2018

    Net Income

    1.9 b2 b2.2 b2 b1.1 b1.2 b1.5 b1.2 b1.4 b681 m749 m(6 b)

    Depreciation and Amortization

    363 m

    Accounts Receivable

    2.1 b2.2 b2.1 b2 b1.3 b1.7 b1.9 b2.1 b4.2 b581 m


    1.2 b1.8 b1.9 b1.6 b1.2 b1.4 b1.3 b1.9 b2.1 b162 m
      USDY, 2017


      2.8 k x


      46.4 x


      53.3 x


      179.5 k

      Financial Leverage

      2.7 x
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      Qualcomm Operating Metrics

      Qualcomm's MSM Chip Shipments was reported to be 179 m in Q2, 2017
      FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017



      MSM Chip Shipments

      861 m270 m233 m225 m203 m932 m242 m189 m201 m211 m842 m217 m179 m
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      Qualcomm Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

      Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
      ScyferAugust 16, 2017
      NXP SemiconductorsOctober 27, 2016$47 b
      InnoPath SoftwareJune 07, 2016$10 m
      Capsule TechSeptember 14, 2015
      CSROctober 14, 2014$2.4 b
      Stonestreet OneSeptember 16, 2014
      Euvision TechnologiesSeptember 15, 2014
      Empowered CareersJuly 30, 2014
      WilocityJuly 02, 2014$300 m
      Black Sand TechnologiesJune 26, 2014
      Summit MicroelectronicsJune 18, 2014
      kooabaJanuary 14, 2014
      DesignArt NetworksAugust 23, 2013
      Orb NetworksAugust 21, 2013
      Ultra-Scan CorporationMarch 01, 2013
      UbicomMarch 07, 2012
      PixtronixDecember 01, 2011
      HaloIPTNovember 08, 2011
      Bigfoot NetworksSeptember 01, 2011
      Qualcomm AtherosMay 05, 2011
      SylectusFebruary 12, 2011
      Atheros CommunicationsJanuary 05, 2011
      Sandbridge TechnologiesNovember 02, 2010$55 m
      iSkootOctober 13, 2010
      Tapioca MobileJuly 12, 2010
      Digital FountainFebruary 26, 2009
      Bitboys OyJanuary 21, 2009
      AMDJanuary 20, 2009$65 m
      XiamMarch 11, 2008$32 m
      SoftMaxDecember 21, 2007
      FirethornNovember 14, 2007$210 m
      TeleCIS WirelessApril 01, 2007
      Airgo NetworksDecember 03, 2006
      nPhaseNovember 16, 2006
      QualphoneAugust 20, 2006
      Berkäna WirelessJanuary 05, 2006$56 m
      ELATAAugust 16, 2005$57 m
      Flarion TechnologiesAugust 10, 2005$600 m
      TrigenixOctober 11, 2004$36 m
      Spike TechnologiesSeptember 30, 2004
      Iridigm Display CorporationSeptember 08, 2004
      FleetAdvisorFebruary 28, 2001
      Within TechnologyMarch 16, 2000
      SnapTrackMarch 01, 2000
      Now SoftwareNovember 09, 1997

      Qualcomm Market Value History

      Qualcomm Revenue Breakdown

      Qualcomm's Web-traffic and Trends

      Qualcomm Online and Social Media Presence

      Qualcomm Company Life and Culture

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