We conduct business primarily through our QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) semiconductor business and our QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) licensing business. Our QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives) reportable segment makes strategic investments and includes revenues and related costs associated with development contracts with an equity method investee.

Qualcomm segments at a glance



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Qualcomm CDMA technologies

QCT’s broad portfolio of CDMA- and OFDMA-based technologies includes wireless device and infrastructure integrated circuits. Each of which are used in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia and global positioning system products.

About QCT

Qualcomm technology licensing

QTL grants licenses or rights to use portions of our intellectual property portfolio that are essential to the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products. Providing access to our leading intellectual property portfolio for wireless technology has been a catalyst for industry growth.

About QTL

Qualcomm strategic initiatives

QSI focuses on making strategic investments, many of which are in early- stage companies, that open new, or expand upon, opportunities for our technologies in voice and data communications, as well as new industry segments.

About QSI