Paul Jacobs


Jacobs is chairman of Qualcomm's board of directors and the company's chief executive officer. He has been at the company full time since 1990. Important developments which began under Jacobs include: the first Palm OS®-based smartphone, inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones, the Brew® system of over-the-air downloading of applications, and MediaFLO™ technology for mobile TV. Jacobs has been granted more than 35 patents for his inventions in the areas of wireless technology and devices. He also chairs the World Economic Forum's Future of Mobile Communications council.

Posts With Paul Jacobs

Qualcomm Taps Steve Mollenkopf, Rumored as Microsoft Successor, as Its Next CEO

The move comes a day after a news report said he was in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.

Qualcomm Says China Is Investigating Whether Firm Broke Its Anti-Monopoly Law

CEO Paul Jacobs had said the company has been seeing fallout in China related to the NSA scandal and other U.S. government actions.


Qualcomm CEO Says NSA Fallout Impacting China Business

“We are definitely seeing increased pressure,” said Mr. Jacobs. “All U.S. tech companies are seeing pressure.”

Qualcomm Issues Upbeat Earnings Report, But Guidance Disappoints Investors

The company hiked its forecast for high-end phone shipments for 2013 and said the company sees its revenue and per-share earnings growing at double digit percentages for the next five years.

Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

The longtime mobile exec is a high-profile appointment.

Ballmer’s CES Keynote, Courtesy of Qualcomm (Video)

No crazy sweating this time, though.

Qualcomm CEO: ARM-Based Chips Make for Visibly Better Windows PCs

Although they can’t run older Windows programs, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said, ARM-based devices will be thinner and have better battery life –qualities that people these days value even more.

Viral Video: Will Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs Bring Adorkable “Born Mobile” Toddler to CES?

The massive annual tech gathering truly goes mobile in 2013.

Qualcomm Posts Chipper Earnings, Raises 2012 Forecast

The chipmaker posts results and an outlook ahead of what analysts had been expecting.

Grover Is at CES and I Am Missing It

Qualcomm has worked with the creators of “Sesame Street” to bring its Muppets into augmented reality.

Qualcomm to Give FloTV Users Money Back

Palm, Qualcomm Chiefs Weigh Wireless Future

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs Live at D8

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