Power 50 Profile: Paul Jacobs, CEO, Qualcomm

Power 50 Profile: Paul Jacobs, CEO, Qualcomm

2009 Technology


If the last 12 months have been about smartphones and mobile broadband, Jacobs’ leadership at Qualcomm has been a big factor in that success.Qualcomm has provided the 3G chips that have been instrumental in 3G handsets, and has overtaken rival Texas Instruments to become the segment leader. A new ‘Snapdragon’ processor for fast browser and high screen quality has been snapped up by the main manufacturers. Jacobs, a former engineer, has also been the man pushing the business hard to take a lead on Sim-embedded laptops, with those who know him consistently remarking on his drive to meet his goals.

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