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Inside Qualcomm: FactFile

The figures, the people, the technology...
Written by Tony Hallett, Contributor

The figures, the people, the technology...

Key financials:
Revenues: $2.5bn, $2.8bn, $2.7bn, $3bn
Net profit: $850m, $1.3bn, ($578m), $360m The executives:
Dr Irwin Jacobs, founder, chairman and CEO
Anthony Thornley, president and COO
William Keitel, senior VP and CFO
Dr Paul Jacobs, president, Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group
Dr Roberto Padovani, executive VP and CTO
Jeff Jacobs, president Global Development
Peggy Johnson, president Qualcomm Internet Services
Jeff Belk, senior VP Marketing
Bret Sewell, president, SnapTrack, a subsidiary focusing on GPS technology
Norm Fjeldheim, CEO, Wireless Knowledge, a wholly-owned subsidiary focusing on enterprise mobility and originally set up as a joint venture with Microsoft The products and technology:
Qualcomm makes money by shipping chipsets which it designs (but doesn't manufacture) and licensing its IP and software, based on: CDMAOne
Used by mobile network operators in North America, South America and Asia CDMA2000 1x
3G technology according to International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Proven download speeds of 153Kbps, 307Kbps upon next revision (versus 384Kbps theoretically for UMTS). CDMA2000 1x EV-DV
More advanced than simple 1x, allows voice and data on same spectrum. CDMA2000 1x EV-DO (formerly known as High Data Rate (HDR) technology)
More advanced than 1x, allows maximum speeds of 2 - 2.1Mbps. Dedicates 1.25MHz of spectrum to data. Possible fixed broadband replacement technology. BREW - Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless.
Platform for interfaces and over-the-air downloads onto phones (games, ringtones, web etc.). Works with CDMA and GSM/GPRS.W-CDMA networks. Eudora email software
Globalstar satellite phones
Digital Cinema
Qualcomm Ventures Qualcomm will also collect royalty payments as operators roll out 3G networks based on the W-CDMA standard (also called UMTS in Europe).
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