About Qualcomm

Empowering a new era of connected devices

Qualcomm is a global leader in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies and products used in mobile devices and other wireless products. From network equipment and broadband gateway equipment to consumer electronic devices, we help billions of people around the world connect, compute and communicate.

Qualcomm at a glance

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Reporting segments

QCT • Qualcomm CDMA technologies

QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on 3G/4G/5G and other technologies for use in mobile devices, wireless networks, devices used in the internet of things (IoT), broadband gateway equipment, consumer electronic devices and automotive systems for telematics and infotainment.

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QTL • Qualcomm technology licensing

QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) grants licenses or otherwise provides rights to use portions of our intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights essential to and/or useful in the manufacture, sale and/or use of certain wireless products.

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QSI • Qualcomm strategic initiatives

QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives) reportable segment makes strategic investments.

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Industry landscape

As the largest technology platform in the world, mobile has transformed the way we connect, compute and communicate.

As our technology continuously grows and evolves, we expect to maintain our position as a market leader; especially within the next generation of wireless technology, known as 5G.

Key metrics


Approximate 3G/4G/5G global mobile connections estimated as of September 30, 2021


By end of calendar 2025, 3G/4G/5G projected worldwide connections

600M – 650M

Calendar year 2022 5G global smartphone shipments are expected

5G strategy

Sparking the next generation of technological progress

Our 30+ years of mobile expertise enables us to transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. By applying our extensive knowledge to virtually everything, we’re unlocking 5G.

Research & development

Investing in the spirit of innovation

Our inventions and breakthroughs have transformed the world in a big way. With more than $79B (through Q3 FY22) invested in research & development since 1985, our inventions have contributed to the formation of advanced cellular technologies.

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Corporate Responsibility and ESG are part of everything we do

At Qualcomm, we are driving sustainable innovation in wireless technology to transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. We focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are most important to our business and our key stakeholders, including investors, suppliers, customers, governments, employees, communities and nonprofit organizations.

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Pioneers & inventors

Our team of approximately 45,000 employees is comprised of engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from numerous different countries, speak different languages and provide unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.

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