Paul E. Jacobs

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Paul E. Jacobs
Paul E. Jacobs - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010.jpg
Paul E. Jacobs at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in 2010
Born (1962-10-30) October 30, 1962 (age 52)
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Executive Chairman of Qualcomm
Parent(s) Irwin M. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs is an American businessman and the current Executive Chairman of Qualcomm.


Dr. Jacobs is the son of Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, Qualcomm's founder. Following his father into electrical engineering, he received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1984, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley.


Paul E. Jacobs has been Chief Executive Officer of the company since July 2005, having previous to that date served as the Group President of Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group from July 2001. Jacobs started with the company as an engineer in the wireless technology development group in 1990.

On 13 December 2013, Qualcomm announced that Jacobs will step down and be replaced by president and COO Steve Mollenkopf as of 4 March 2014.[1]

In 2014, Jacobs was recognized by Qualcomm employees via Glassdoor's annual survey as among "the top 10 CEOs at U.S. Tech Companies".[2]

Awards and Honors[edit]

In 2014 he received the IEEE Ernst Weber Managerial Leadership Award

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