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Encyclopedia > Qualcomm
Qualcomm Inc.
Type Public (NASDAQ: QCOM)
Founded San Diego, California, USA (1985)
Headquarters San Diego, California USA,
Key people Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, Chairman
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, CEO
Steve Altman, President
Dr.Sanjay Jha, COO & President, QCT
William Keitel, EVP & CFO
Len Lauer EVP & Group President
Dr.Roberto Padovani EVP and CTO
Industry Wireless
Products CDMA Chipsets
BREW
Eudora
OmniTRACS
MediaFLO
QChat
uiOne
Revenue $7.53 billion USD (2006)
Net income $2.47 billion USD (2006)
Employees 11,200 (2007)
Website www.qualcomm.com

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History

Qualcomm was founded in 1985 by Irwin Jacobs and Andrew Viterbi, who previously founded Linkabit. Qualcomm's first products and services included the OmniTRACS satellite locating and messaging service, used by long-haul trucking companies, and specialized integrated circuits for digital radio communications such as a Viterbi decoder. Irwin Jacobs speaking during dedication of CSE building and bear sculpture at UCSD, 2005 Irwin M. Jacobs (1933-), Electrical Engineer and Chairman of Qualcomm, Incorporated. ... Andrew James Viterbi, Ph. ... A viterbi decoder uses the Viterbi algorithm for decoding a bitstream that has been encoded using Forward error correction based on a Convolutional code. ...


Qualcomm then began to manufacture CDMA cell phones, base stations, and chips. The first CDMA techology was standardized as IS-95. Qualcomm has since developed newer variations on the same theme, including IS-2000 and 1xEV-DO (IS-856). It formerly manufactured both CDMA cell phones and CDMA base station equipment. Qualcomm sold its base station business to Ericsson and its cell phone manufacturing to Kyocera, and has focused on developing and licensing wireless technologies and selling ASICs that implement them. General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ... Interim Standard 95 (IS-95), is the first CDMA-based digital cellular standard pioneered by Qualcomm. ... CDMA2000 is a 3G mobile telecommunications standard that uses CDMA, a modulation scheme for digital radio, to send voice, data and signaling data (such as a dialed telephone number) between mobile telephones and cell sites. ... Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is one telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. ... Lars Magnus Ericsson Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ... Kyocera Corporation ) (TYO: 6971 , NYSE: KYO) is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. ...


Qualcomm also participated in the development of the Globalstar satellite system (along with with Loral Space & Communications) and partnered with Technicolor to develop a digital cinema system. It developed BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless), a proprietary platform for cell phones. It also maintains and sells the Eudora email program. Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for telephone and low-speed data communications, similar to (and competing with) the Iridium satellite system. ... Loral Space & Communications Ltd. ... Brew refers to: Brewing, the production of beverages and fuels through fermentation Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, a development platform for mobile phones Brew (horse), a Melbourne Cup winner in 2000 Category: ... Eudora is an e-mail client used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. ...


In 1997, Qualcomm paid $18 million for the naming rights to the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, renaming it to Qualcomm Stadium. The naming rights will belong to Qualcomm until 2017. QUALCOMM Stadium (a. ...


In October 2004, Qualcomm acquired Trigenix Ltd, a mobile UI software developer, based in Cambridge, UK. After integrating their products, Qualcomm re-branded it uiOne.


Since April 2006, a dispute between Reliance Communication and Qualcomm over royalty fees has cost Qualcomm approximately $11.7b in market capitalization.[1]. In July 2007, Reliance and Qualcomm decided to bury the hatchet and agreed to expand the use of CDMA technology in India.[2]


In June 2007, the U.S. International Trade Commission blocked the import of new cell phone models based on particular Qualcomm microchips. They found that these Qualcomm microchips infringe patents owned by Broadcom. Broadcom has also initiated patent litigation in U.S. courts over this issue. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such... Broadcom Corporation is a leading American supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for broadband communications. ...


At issue is software designed to extend battery life in chips while users make out-of-network calls. In October, an ITC administrative judge made an initial ruling that Qualcomm violated the Broadcom patent covering that feature and the commission later affirmed the decision


Sprint Nextel Corp. is using a software patch from Qualcomm to get around a U.S. government agency ban on new phones with Qualcomm chips


Products

OmniTRACS is a two-way satellite communications and geolocation trailer tracking technology designed for the over-the-road transport market. As of summer 2005, over 567,000 units have been shipped to transport companies on 4 continents. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Qualcomm is the inventor of CDMAone (IS-95), CDMA 2000, and CDMA 1xEV-DO, which are wireless cellular standards used for communications. The license streams from the patents on these inventions, and related products are a major component of Qualcomm's business. Interim Standard 95 (IS-95), is the first CDMA-based digital cellular standard pioneered by Qualcomm. ... IS-2000 is the second generation of CDMA digital cellular, an extension of IS-95. ... Evolution Data Only,Evolution Data Optimized, often abbreviated as EVDO, EV-DO, EvDO, 1xEV-DO or 1xEvDO is a wireless radio broadband data protocol being adopted by many CDMA mobile phone providers in Japan, Korea, the United States and Canada, as part of the CDMA2000 standard. ...


Qualcomm designs various ARM architecture CDMA modem chipsets designated Mobile Station Modem (MSM), baseband radio processors, and power processor chips. These chipsets are sold to mobile phone manufacturers such as Kyocera, Motorola, Sanyo, LG and Samsung for integration into CDMA cell phones. The ARM architecture (previously, the Advanced RISC Machine, and prior to that Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture developed by ARM Limited that is widely used in a number of embedded designs. ... Kyocera Corporation ) (TYO: 6971 , NYSE: KYO) is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. ... Motorola Inc. ... Sanyo Electric Co. ... LG can refer to a number of things: LG Group, a South Korean electronics and petrochemicals conglomerate. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ...


BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) is a proprietary cell phone application platform. Unlike J2ME (Java Platform, Micro Edition), BREW is proprietary. Unlike some J2ME implementations, BREW is designed so that the platform rejects unsigned applications. In order to have an application signed, a developer must pay a testing fee to National Software Testing Labs (NSTL), which then can approve or deny the request. This allows carriers to maintain control over the applications that run on their customers' phones. BitPim is a popular open source program which can access the embedded filesystem on phones using Qualcomm MSMs via a cable or Bluetooth. It should be pointed out that signing systems are also used in J2ME, and signing is often required by Carriers and OEMs. BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. ... Java Micro Edition (Java ME or as it used to be referred to J2ME), is a runtime and collection of Java APIs for the development of software for resource contrained devices such as PDAs, cell phones and other consumer appliances. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ... In general, a carrier is a system or process with a specific property or is attributed of something (in physical or in abstract sense). ... OEM is an acronym for any of the following: Object Exchange Model Office of Emergency Management, a general term for emergency management functions Office for Emergency Management, a World War II function within the Executive Office of the United States Government Oracle Enterprise Manager Original Equipment Manufacturer The DOS code...


Qualcomm currently develops and distributes Eudora, which it acquired in 1991 from its author Steve Dorner. Qualcomm has committed to co-operating with Mozilla developers to develop a Eudora-like version of Thunderbird, called Project Penelope. Eudora is an e-mail client used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. ... Eudora was developed by Steve Dorner in 1988 as a part of his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...


The company is also in development on a cellular/data 2-way push-to-talk voice communications program called QChat, which is proposed to be the replacement for Nextel's iDEN system as Nextel merges with Sprint; not much has been publicly released about this product. QChat QChat is a Push-to-Talk technology developed by Qualcomm. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S), headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. ... The title of this article is incorrect because of technical limitations. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ...


Qualcomm also owns Flash-OFDM creator Flarion Technologies. A high-speed mobile broadband internet solution developed by Flarion Technologies. ... Flarion Technologies is a telecommunications company specializing in broadband access to the Internet and wireless technology. ...


Further reading

  • Mock, Dave (2005-02-28). The Qualcomm Equation. American Management Association. ISBN 0-8144-0818-4. 

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Qualcomm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Qualcomm developed a digital cellular telephony technology based on CDMA; the first version was standardized as IS-95.
Qualcomm sold its base station business to Ericsson and its cell phone manufacturing to Kyocera, and now focuses on developing and licensing wireless technologies and selling ASICs that implement them.
Qualcomm is the inventor of CDMAone (IS-95), CDMA 2000, and CDMA 1xEV-DO, which are wireless cellular standards used for communications.
Qualcomm Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (840 words)
Also in 1997, the facility was renamed Qualcomm Stadium after Qualcomm Corporation paid $18 million for the naming rights.
The stadium was the first of the "square circle" style, which was thought to be an improvement over the "cookie cutter" style of so many of the 1960s stadiums.
Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego State) • Rice-Eccles Stadium (Utah) • Sam Boyd Stadium (UNLV) • University Stadium (New Mexico) • War Memorial Stadium (Wyoming)
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