5775 Morehouse Dr
San Diego, CA, 92121 United States
#120 in FORTUNE 500 (June 2014)
Dow Jones Global Titans
#41 in FT Global 500 (June 2014)
#120 in FORTUNE 1000 (June 2014)
Cell phone makers, wireless carriers, and governments worldwide call on QUALCOMM to engineer a quality conversation. The company pioneered the commercialization of the code-division multiple access (CDMA) technology used in digital wireless communications equipment and satellite ground stations mainly in North America. It generates most of its sales through the development and marketing of semiconductor chips and system software based on CDMA and other technologies. QUALCOMM also licenses technology rights from its large intellectual property portfolio (patents, copyrights, trade secrets). Smaller segments are focused on wireless communications products and strategic investments in start-ups and other firms.