A heritage of innovation: Qualcomm Inc. was founded in 1985 and was first focused on "QUALity COMMunications". It then evolved into one of the telecommunications industry's greatest success stories. In 1989, Qualcomm demonstrated CDMA, a technology that changed wireless communications forever.
Ideas that make a difference: early on, Qualcomm depended on the Internet to communicate with researchers and partners worldwide. Qualcomm's support of the Eudora email program was an early demonstration of its commitment to open source software.
Accelerating mobility: advances in CDMA and complementary technologies earned Qualcomm distinction as the world leader in 3G and 4G mobile broadband. Its ever-growing investment in R&D continues to drive the industry with new mobile breakthroughs.
Changing the world: wireless technology has the power to unlock human potential – advancing how we conduct business and improving our quality of life. Today, Qualcomm innovation is redefining mobility and empowering people to transform the way they live, learn, work and play.