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
Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon

Executive Vice President
George Davis

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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


Qualcomm Office Locations

Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Amsterdam, Andover, Bengaluru and in 26 other locations
San Diego, US (HQ)
5775 Morehouse Dr
Pudong Xinqu, CN
Cailun Rd
Paris, FR
9 Villa Pierre Ginier
Mumbai, IN
51 Mm Ln
Greater London, GB
Bollo Ln
Tirat Carmel, IL
Elias Carmel St
Freiburg Im Breisgau, DE
3 Karlsruher Str.
Hampshire, GB
279 Farnborough Rd
Cambridgeshire, GB
Cowley Rd
Berlin, DE
21 Kurfürstendamm
Berkeley, US
2030 Addison St
Boulder, US
6180 Spine Rd
Andover, US
300 Brickstone Square

Qualcomm Data and Metrics

Qualcomm Financial Metrics

Qualcomm's revenue was reported to be $23.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 7% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

23.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

13.8 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

5.7 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

6.5 b

Market capitalization (24-May-2017)

86.6 b

Closing share price (24-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

5.9 b
Qualcomm's current market capitalization is $86.6 b.
Numbers are in $, 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

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

17.6 b18.9 b19.5 b17.1 b


7.2 b7.6 b5.8 b6.5 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

23 m5 m104 m297 m

Pre tax profit

8.2 b8.8 b6.5 b6.8 b

Income tax expense

1.3 b1.2 b1.2 b1.1 b

Net Income

6.8 b8 b5.3 b5.7 b
Numbers are in $, 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


3 b2.5 b2.5 b2.3 b


4 b4.5 b5.5 b5.7 b

Total Assets

45.5 b48.6 b50.8 b52.4 b

Accounts Payable

1.6 b2.2 b1.3 b1.9 b

Current Liabilities

5.2 b6 b6.1 b7.3 b

Retained Earnings

25.5 b30.8 b31.2 b30.9 b

Total Equity

36.1 b39.2 b31.4 b31.8 b

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.2 x1.6 x1.6 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

6.8 b8 b5.3 b5.7 b

Accounts Receivable

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


(300 m)(155 m)93 m(49 m)

Accounts Payable

307 m619 m(908 m)541 m

Cash From Operating Activities

8.8 b8.9 b5.5 b7.4 b

Capital Expenditures

(1 b)(1.2 b)(994 m)(539 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.6 b)(1.6 b)(3.6 b)(3.5 b)

Dividends Paid

(2.1 b)(2.6 b)(2.9 b)(3 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(4.8 b)(5.5 b)(2.3 b)(5.5 b)

Free Cash Flow

7.7 b7.7 b4.5 b6.9 b
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


751.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

Qualcomm Operating Metrics

Qualcomm's Connections was reported to be 7.4 b in Oct, 2016
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 and Social Media Presence

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