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Highlights from the 2013 Qualcomm CES

Jan 10 2013

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Highlights from the 2013 Qualcomm CES

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What Does it Mean to be Born Mobile

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CEO Paul Jacobs Previews his CES Keynote


Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman of Qualcomm’s board of directors and the Company’s chief executive officer. A leader in the field of mobile communications for over two decades and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Dr. Jacobs’ responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all the Company’s initiatives and operations.
Through his technology innovations and advocacy, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded Qualcomm’s efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have contributed significantly to the growth of both the Company and the industry. Important developments which began under Dr. Jacobs include: the first Palm OS®-based smartphone; inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones (which led to the acquisition of SnapTrack™ and Qualcomm's development of gpsOne™ position-location technology); the Brew® system, which enables over-the-air downloading of applications; QChat, a Voice over IP, push-to-talk system; and mirasol®, an advanced reflective display technology.
Following the completion of his Ph.D. in 1989 and a year as a post-doctoral researcher at a French government lab in Toulouse, Dr. Jacobs joined the Company fulltime in 1990 as a development engineer leading the mobile phone digital signal processor software team. Five years later, Dr. Jacobs became vice president and general manager of the combined handset and integrated circuit division, which was subsequently divided into Qualcomm Consumer Products (QCP) and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, respectively.
In 1996, Dr. Jacobs was named senior vice president of the Company and in 1997, president of QCP. Under Dr. Jacobs, QCP (prior to its sale to Kyocera Wireless in 2000) moved into the No. 2 CDMA handset supplier position in the U.S. In 2000, Dr. Jacobs was named executive vice president of Qualcomm and in 2001, group president of Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI), where he oversaw Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm Internet Services, MediaFLO USA Inc. and MediaFLO technology development, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, Qualcomm Government Technologies and Qualcomm Technology & Ventures. As Qualcomm executive vice president, he was also responsible for administering the Company's corporate marketing functions and standards organization. Dr. Jacobs became CEO in July 2005 and was appointed Chairman in 2009.
As an innovative leader of a broad range of technical teams within Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs has been granted more than 40 patents for his inventions in the areas of wireless technology and devices. Dr. Jacobs serves on the Board of Directors for A123Systems, is chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering; is a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and is a member of the US-India CEO Forum and the Young President's Organization.
Dr. Jacobs received his bachelor's (1984) and master's (1986) degrees as well as his doctorate (1989) in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently endowed the Paul and Stacy Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Engineering chair at the school. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.
Dr. Jacobs is a recipient of a number of industry, academic and corporate leadership awards:
2007 - 2010 Institutional Investor, List of America’s Best (Telecom Sector) - Best CEO 2008 Berkeley Engineering Innovation Award 2008 Radio Club of America, The Sarnoff Citation 2009 IEEE CASS Industrial Pioneer Award 2010 Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award 2011 Laptop Magazine, 25 Most Influential People in Mobile 2011 NCAFP Global Business Leadership Award
George S. Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Davis was chief financial officer for Applied Materials, a position he held since 2006. During his nearly 13-year tenure with Applied Materials, Davis held several leadership roles including corporate treasurer and head of the Corporate Business Development group, where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activities, strategic planning, and management of the company's venture investments. In addition to his finance and business development oversight, Davis also had responsibility for the company’s activities in information technology, government affairs and corporate relations.
Davis received his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Claremont McKenna College and his master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a member of The Wall Street Journal CFO Network, The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives and was a longstanding member of the board of trustees for the San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Steve Mollenkopf, President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve Mollenkopf serves as president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, leading the company’s business operations, product and worldwide sales groups. In this role, Mollenkopf continues to serve as president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). He also is a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy.
Since 2008, Mollenkopf led QCT and served as executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm, driving growth and providing critical technical and operational leadership. QCT, the company’s semiconductor business, is the world’s largest wireless chip supplier and fabless semiconductor company, in terms of revenue.
Mollenkopf joined Qualcomm in 1994 as an engineer before joining the QCT team in 1999. Serving in various capacities within QCT, including senior vice president of the Cellular Products Group, he played a central role in developing QCT’s roadmap and led the development and commercialization of the 3GPP family of air interface technologies.
A published IEEE author, Mollenkopf holds patents in areas such as power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitter system and wireless communication transceiver technology. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Semiconductor Industry Association and serves as a Board Member and is on the Board Executive Committee and CEO Council for the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Mollenkopf holds two electrical engineering degrees, a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a masters of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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