Qualcomm started as an idea. An agreement. A pact. In 1985, seven individuals met in a living room in San Diego for the purpose of creating “quality communications”. Today that living room spans more than 170 offices in more than 40 countries. The idea, however, remains the same.

Inventors at heart.

The many divisions within our business produce a vast array of technologies, but there is one thing that unites them all. They are driven to invent new ways to improve communication around the globe.

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…

That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your briefcase… it could even be that navigation system in your car or that action camera strapped to your chest.

We often do what many thought was impossible.

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—to invent mobile technology breakthroughs.


A career at Qualcomm gives you the opportunity to join in the creation of technologies that change the world.


A team of visionaries, business veterans and technologists. Their understanding of the mobile industry is a key driver of the company.

Wireless Reach

The Qualcomm® Wireless Reach initiative is making catalytic investments in places where technology can be used to create opportunities in emerging populations around the world.


Progress is powerful. Progress is our passion. And at Qualcomm, we take our role as an engine for progress to heart.

Qualcomm Offices

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