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Definition: Qualcomm

(Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA, www.qualcomm.com) A semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1985 by Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi and five others. Originally involved in satellite tracking and fleet management, Qualcomm has become known for its telecom and mobile chips. It developed the CDMA cellular technology, which has been used by Verizon and Sprint in the U.S. See CDMA, Qualcomm HDR, OmniTRACS and Eudora.