Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. It derives most of its revenue from chipmaking and the bulk of its profit from patent licensing businesses. The company headquarters is located in San Diego, California, United States, and has 224 worldwide locations.
The parent company is Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm), which includes the Qualcomm Technology Licensing Division (QTL). Qualcomm’s wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), operates substantially all of Qualcomm’s R&D activities, as well as its product and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
Semiconductors – Qualcomm designs various ARM architecture-based CDMA, UMTS and LTE modem chipsets and SoC products under the Snapdragon brand.
Qualcomm VR 820 VR headset
Processors – In 2015 Qualcomm announced that it was going to enter the enterprise server market, with its Centriq chipsets based on the Falkor CPU.
Tracking devices – OmniTRACS is a two-way satellite communications and geolocation trailer tracking technology designed for the over-the-road transport market. As of April 2012, approximately 1.5 million units have been shipped to businesses in 39 countries on 4 continents.
Satellite phones – Qualcomm manufactures some of the handsets used on the Globalstar network.
MediaFLO – Qualcomm is the inventor of the MediaFLO system, based upon OFDM, which transmits 12-15 television channels within 6 MHz of spectrum.
QChat – QChat is a cellular/data 2-way push-to-talk voice communications program.
Qualcomm Gobi – Qualcomm Gobi is a mobile broadband chipset used mainly for cellular data networking and it is also now used in a few enterprise smart phones (e.g. Motorola ES400).
Mirasol displays – Mirasol displays are the world’s first and only reflective, bistable display based on IMOD technology.
HALO – A standard for Wirelessly charging vehicles with relatively high efficiency using Resonant inductive coupling.