Arik Hesseldahl

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Qualcomm Promotes Altman to Vice Chairman, Names Mollenkopf as COO

Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm announced that Steve Altman will become vice chairman, Steve Mollenkopf has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, and Derek Aberle has been promoted to executive vice president and group president. The changes will be effective Nov. 12. As COO, Mollenkopf will oversee Qualcomm’s divisions and continue in his role as president of its CDMA Technologies unit.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik