Qualcomm is an American fabless 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 is focused on various industries: automotive, education, healthcare, Internet of Everything, mobile computing, networking, smart cities, smart homes, and wearables.
Qualcomm’s products include Gobi, Hy-Fi, IPQ, IZat, Powerline, Snapdragon, Small Cells, VIVE, Wi-Fi platforms, Mirasol, Pixtronix, AllPlay, 2net, Brew, HealthyCircles, QChat, QLearn, RaptorQ, Vuforia, Halo, and WiPower.

Company Growth (employees)
San Diego, US
Size (employees)
30,500 (est)
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, US

Key People at Qualcomm

Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Grob

Matthew Grob

Executive Vice President
Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon

Executive Vice President
Brian Modoff

Brian Modoff

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions
Donald Rosenberg

Donald Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michelle Sterling

Michelle Sterling

Executive Vice President of Human Resources
James Thompson

James Thompson

Executive Vice President, Engineering
Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alexander Rogers

Alexander Rogers

Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing
Derek Aberle

Derek Aberle

George Davis

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Qualcomm Office Locations

Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Amsterdam, Andover, Bengaluru and in 27 other locations
San Diego, US
Vancouver, CA
Pudong Xinqu, CN
San Diego, US
Raleigh, US
Paris, FR
Kita-ku, JP
Nijmegen, NL
Mumbai, IN
Marblehead, US
Alcobendas, ES
Louisville, US
Greater London, GB
Sandton, ZA
Hauts-de-Seine, FR
Ingolstadt, DE
Hyderabad, IN
High Point, US

Qualcomm Metrics

Qualcomm Summary

Market capitalization

$85.1 b

Closing share price

Qualcomm's current market capitalization is $85.1 b.

Qualcomm Financials

Qualcomm's revenue is $19.1 b in FY, 2012 which is a 23.1% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$19.1 b$24.9 b$26.5 b$25.3 b$23.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$9.7 b

Operating expense total

$17.6 b$18.9 b$19.5 b$17.1 b


$7.2 b$7.6 b$5.8 b$6.5 b

Interest expense

$23 m$5 m$104 m$297 m

Income tax expense

$1.3 b$1.3 b$1.2 b$1.2 b$1.1 b

Pre tax profit

$8.2 b$8.8 b$6.5 b$6.8 b

Net Income

$6.8 b$8 b$5.3 b$5.7 b

Qualcomm Operating Metrics

Oct, 2016


7.4 b

Qualcomm Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NXP SemiconductorsOctober 27, 2016$47 b
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
UbicomMarch 07, 2012
PixtronixDecember 01, 2011
HaloIPTNovember 08, 2011
Bigfoot NetworksSeptember 01, 2011
Qualcomm AtherosMay 05, 2011
Atheros CommunicationsJanuary 05, 2011
iSkootOctober 13, 2010
Tapioca MobileJuly 12, 2010
Digital FountainFebruary 26, 2009
AMDJanuary 20, 2009$65 m
XiamMarch 11, 2008$32 m
SoftMaxDecember 21, 2007
FirethornNovember 14, 2007$210 m
TeleCIS WirelessApril 01, 2007
nPhaseNovember 16, 2006
Berkäna WirelessJanuary 05, 2006$56 m

Qualcomm Market Value History

Qualcomm Revenue Breakdown

Qualcomm Online Presence

Qualcomm Company Life

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