QUALCOMM Inc.

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Overview

Qualcomm Inc. pioneered the wireless communication technology known as CDMA, short for code division multiple access, which has become the standard for cell-phone chips in North America. The San Diego-based company licenses the technology to other wireless-chip makers and sells CDMA-related products and services to most of the world's largest makers of mobile handsets.

Qualcomm operates four business segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm Wireless & Internet, and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company has 126 locations throughout the world.

Qualcomm is expanding beyond its core market for cell-phone chips with a new technology for viewing video content on mobile devices. Known as the augmented-reality approach, it involves superimposing computer-generated content over live images viewed through cameras on cellphones or other devices.

Qualcomm operates in more than 120 countries. As it has pushed into the European market, it has faced intense competition from Nokia Corp., its largest rival. The two have squared off in the courtroom, and Qualcomm is also facing an antitrust investigation by the European Commission based on a complaint from a U.K. wireless chip company alleging that Qualcomm has engaged in anticompetitive activity. The complaint comes within months after the EU body withdrew its previous four-year antitrust probe of Qualcomm's alleged monopoly abuses.

Culture

Qualcomm has consistently ranked on best places to work lists, such as those from Fortune and ComputerWorld magazines. Special kudos have gone to its stock option policy and its fun and healthy perks, including an on-site farmer's market, baseball games, surfing lessons, kayaking tours, white-water rafting, bonfires and a bowling league.

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Recruiting


Qualcomm has a staffing team that contacts prospective candidates and coordinates interviews. Expect to meet with about five staff members and each interview lasts about 45 minutes. The company suggests you have a few instances in mind of how you’ve solved particular problems in the workplace, whether they were product, service, or people-related. Its extensive careers portal spells out the interviewing process and offers profiles of recruiters.

Facts & Resources


Employees:   16,100
Stock Quote   QCOM
Company Site:   www.qualcomm.com
Career Site:   Careers



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  • FLO TV Inc.
  • QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies Inc.
  • SnapTrack Inc.


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