Qualcomm came into existence in 1985, co-founded by Irwin M. Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi, Harvey White, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, and Franklin Antonio. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California, but its influence spans across the globe. The question arises, what is Qualcomm and what does it do? Qualcomm comprises engineers, scientists, and business strategists hailing from various countries and cultures, each bringing their unique perspectives to the table. Despite the diversity, there is a unified focus on a single goal—leading the path towards a new era of intelligent, connected devices.

Qualcomm's technologies have been instrumental in powering the smartphone revolution by connecting the phone to the Internet. Now, the aim is to change everything else. Having pioneered 3G and 4G, mobile technology was propelled to the forefront of the technology world. Currently, the focus is on leading the way to 5G, which promises to connect billions more. Qualcomm's products are revolutionising industries from automotive and IoT to healthcare and data centres, enabling millions of devices to connect in ways never imagined before. Qualcomm Incorporated encompasses the licensing business, QTL, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The latter operates all engineering, research and development functions, and all product and service businesses, including the QCT (Snapdragon) semiconductor business.

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