From smartphones to smart cities, Qualcomm® is known for developing innovations that are the backbone of the wireless world we live in. Our innovations have transformed industries and expanded the potential for extended reality, AI, and mobile. Behind every extraordinary invention are decades of extensive research that provided the spark. It’s that commitment to dedicate the necessary resources to R&D that make Qualcomm the driving force that’s taking the whole wireless industry—and the world as we know it—to amazing new places.
Significant investment in R&D
With over 20% of revenue invested in research and development since 2006—a number already exceeding more than $60B—Qualcomm’s commitment to innovation is moving the whole wireless industry forward.
History of innovation
We have a history of placing industry-changing bets. From CDMA to 5G and AI, Qualcomm has overcome the odds to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our research solves industry-wide challenges and paves the way for breakthroughs.
We’re leading the standardization of many key technologies that will transform the world, ranging from wireless, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and 5G, to multimedia such as video codecs. We participate in over 200 global standards and industry organizations, helping to move the mobile industry forward.
5G & Wireless Technology
Building on our 3G and 4G technology leadership, Qualcomm continues to spearhead research for the 5G evolution—the latest global wireless standards. These R&D efforts are leading to the invention of technologies that will unlock the full potential of 5G and enable an even more intelligently connected future.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
We envision a future where AI is ubiquitous, expanding beyond mobile and powering other end devices, machines, vehicles, and things. Through extensive AI research initiatives, we are inventing and developing power-efficient AI to create a smarter, more personalized world.
Extended Reality (XR)
Extended Reality (XR) is the next mobile computing platform, and will transform how we interact with the world. To accelerate mainstream adoption, our Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) research is solving the fundamental challenges of truly immersive mobile XR, such as power efficiency.
University Relations Program
As mobile technologies continue to advance, our university research partnerships play an important role in identifying and developing forward-thinking ideas and solutions. The University Relations program at Qualcomm also focuses on supporting the recruitment of talented graduates.
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