Segments • QCT

Technologies that empower users to do more

QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on CDMA, OFDMA and other technologies for use in mobile devices (primarily smartphones), tablets, laptops, data modules, handheld wireless computers and gaming devices, access points and routers, broadband gateway equipment, data cards and infrastructure equipment, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications, other consumer electronics and automotive telematics and infotainment systems.

QCT at a glance

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Product portfolio

Our broad portfolio of products includes wireless device and infrastructure-integrated circuits that support of CDMA- and OFDMA-based technologies.

Mobile Station Modem (MSM™)

Mobile Station Modem (MSM™)

Our Mobile Station Modem (MSM) integrated circuits perform the core baseband modem functionality in wireless devices providing voice and data communications, as well as multimedia applications and global positioning functions. Our circuits include the Mobile Data Modem, Qualcomm® single chip and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms, processors and LTE modems.

RF Front-End

RF Front-End

Our RF products are designed to simplify the RF design for LTE multimode, multiband mobile devices, reduce power consumption and improve radio performance. Our products include Qualcomm® radio frequency front-end (RFFE) components.

Other wireless

Other wireless

Additional wireless products in our portfolio include integrated circuits and system software for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, frequency modulation (FM) and near field communications (NFC), as well as technologies that support location data and services, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo.

Featured Platform

Snapdragon mobile platforms

Our Snapdragon mobile platform and processors are a highly integrated, mobile-optimized system on a chip that provides advanced application, graphics and AI processing capabilities.

The Snapdragon heterogeneous compute architecture is designed to ensure that the CPU, DSP and GPU work efficiently together by being utilized only when needed. This enhances processing capacity, speed and efficiency, as well as the battery life of devices using our platforms and processors.

Platform highlights

Advanced CPU cores

Advanced CPU cores

Our CPU cores, which are designed to deliver high levels of compute performance at low power, allow manufacturers to design powerful, slim and power-efficient devices.

Built for efficiency

Built for efficiency

Our platform and processor are designed to utilize the CPU, DSP and GPU only when needed, ensuring an efficient system.

Pioneering 5G

Pioneering 5G

Our latest 2nd generation Snapdragon X55 5G Modem is designed to deliver breakthrough wireless performance and accelerate global 5G rollout.

Real-world applications

Powering the digital economy

QCT’s integrated circuit products are sold, and its system software is licensed, to manufacturers that use our products in:



All products and software are connected to a unifying connectivity fabric that will be expected around the world.

How We Pioneer 5G
Production & manufacturing

A supply chain for
creating purpose-focused platforms

Fabless model

Other than for our RFFE modules and RF filter acoustic products, QCT utilizes a fabless production model in which we employ both turnkey and two-stage manufacturing models to purchase our integrated circuits. We do not own or operate foundries for the production of silicon wafers from which our integrated circuits are made.

RF360 Holdings acquisition

On February 3, 2017, we completed the formation of a joint venture with TDK Corporation, under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings), to enable delivery of radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and radio frequency (RF) filters into fully integrated products for mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, among others. On September 16, 2019, we acquired TDK Electronics’ (formerly EPCOS) remaining minority interest for $1.15 billion.  The total purchase price, including the initial investment, payments to TDK based on sales by the joint venture, and development obligations, will be approximately $3.1 billion.


Moving the wireless industry forward

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