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Logo is inaccurate[edit]

It looks like someone just did a poor autotrace of the .png to get that svg. If you compare the true Qualcomm logo, it is much sharper. In particular the C in Qualcomm is completely wrong in the current image. 199.106.103.248 (talk) 21:32, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:QualcommLogo.png[edit]

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Patent infringement issue[edit]

Why is there nothing about that in this article? [9]. Anchoress 20:51, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup and advertisement tags at top[edit]

I added them. Cleanup includes wikification and expansion to come in line with other corporate articles; advertisement alludes to the focus on products and the lack of information about current controversy. Please do not remove the tags unti the issues have been dealt with and noted on the talkpage. Anchoress 20:56, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm not detected a significant amount of advertising or bias in this article, it seems to spend as much time on the Broadcom case as the Broadcom article. I'm in favor of removing the tags. Mathiastck 23:39, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

The article is lacking[edit]

In coverage of Qualcomms role as developer of the 3G WCMDA technology, on the initial struggle with Nokia, Ericsson and the other UMTS crowd, and how Qualcomm managed to get essentially full control over the current UMTS technology, including their patent policies. This is of course also the real background with their current battle with Broadcom, since Broadcom could not get a license for UMTS on what Broadcom (and probably most of the world) considered reasonable terms. -- Egil (talk) 09:30, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

It also reads like shit. It is more a collection or loosely bound statement than an article. I'll try and clean it up but I don't know all that much about Qualcomm Towel401 (talk) 20:05, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

The history section needs some cleanup and some transition sentences or something, it doesnt flow nicely at all...as Towel said, it reads like ****. Also, the complete lack of dates is annoying. All a reader can tell is that all the stuff in the history section happened after 1985-the year it was founded.

134.121.247.116 (talk) 08:03, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

One date I was looking for that I just found out was when CDMA was patented...it appears it was 1990 > http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/patentcitation/cdma.html. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.121.247.116 (talk) 08:13, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

This article doesn't ever mention the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (other than a link in See Also) which is a major Qualcomm investment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.35.156.11 (talk) 19:34, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

CDMA Canada Bann[edit]

This line "Immigration Canada has banned the use of CDMA by people trying to cross the border because it is easily GPS tracked." seems a bit unrelated, at worst, and needs a citation at best. -- Jim

Globalstar and IS-95[edit]

The article states that Globalstar uses IS-95, which is not correct. Globalstar does use many of the same generic CDMA techniques that are in IS-95, but it had to customize its air interfaces to deal with the propagation delays and doppler shifts. I work for Qualcomm so I probably shouldn't make the change myself. Karn (talk) 00:10, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

What's the status of the Globalstar EV-DO deployment? This article says it is coming in 2009 Pablos (talk) 18 September 2012 —Preceding undated comment added 20:48, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Language[edit]

"Qualcomm informed their Cambridge engineering staff that they were going to be made redundant". That they were going to be removed? 122.169.37.163 (talk) 07:24, 4 May 2010 (UTC) In your Qualcom main page in the first para "long-haul trucking companies" should be read as "long-haul trunking companies"

kaushik.muhuri@siemens.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.244.209.245 (talk) 04:47, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Revision Requests from Qualcomm[edit]

Hello.

This account was created on behalf of Corporate Communications Team at Qualcomm. We noticed outdated information (for example we recently reorganized our operating divisions) and we want to ensure that we’re following the right process for correcting inaccuracies.

  • Current text: “Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a US global telecommunications equipment corporation that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and other technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA. The company operates through four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI).”
  • Requested update: “Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a mobile, computing and connectivity technologies company. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA, the company has 157 worldwide locations. The parent company is Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm), which includes the Qualcomm Technology Licensing Division (QTL). Qualcomm’s wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), operates substantially all of Qualcomm’s R&D activities, as well as its product and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT).”

These requested changes reflect the most up-to-date and accurate information about our company. We are no longer a company that is strictly in the telecomm business.

  • With the release of our Snapdragon processor product line, we entered into the computing space.
  • On January 5, 2011, we acquired QCA which significantly increased our portfolio of wired and wireless connectivity technologies.

Let us know if there are any questions. We’ll continue to watch this space. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Qcwp (talkcontribs) 19:31, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Edits requests from Qualcomm[edit]

Hello. The Qualcomm Corporate Communications Team would like to add some additional information to the “Acquisitions” section to provide a more complete/accurate history of Qualcomm acquisitions:


-In 2005, Qualcomm acquired Elata, a pioneer in the development of over-the-air (OTA) delivery technology for wireless applications and content since 2000. This acquisition extended Qualcomm’s reach into Europe and reaffirmed its support for open wireless standards.[1]

-In 2006, Qualcomm acquired Berkana Wireless, a specialist in RF CMOS solutions founded in 2001. This acquisition helped enable Qualcomm to more quickly deliver new, highly integrated RF CMOS solutions to its CDMA2000 and WCDMA customers.[2]

-In 2006, Qualcomm acquired Qualphone, a specialist in IP-based Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)-embedded client software solutions for mobile devices and a provider of interoperability testing (IOT) services. This acquisition helped Qualcomm further accelerate the delivery of multimedia, feature-rich, 3G solutions on top of the emerging IMS and Multi Media Domain (MMD) architectures to CDMA2000® and WCDMA/UMTS markets.[3]

-In 2006, Qualcomm acquired Airgo Networks, a company specializing in 802.11 chip and MIMO technologies. This acquisition helped Qualcomm enable its device-manufacturing partners to more quickly and easily offer a wide range of compelling wireless devices.[4]

-In 2006, Qualcomm acquired RF Micro Devices (RFMD). This acquisition enhanced Qualcomm’s ability to support its device-manufacturing partners.[5]

References

Let us know if there are any questions. We’ll continue to watch this space. Thank you.Qcwp (talk) 21:39, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

I have corrected the description of Qualcomm's acquisition of RF Microdevices's Bluetooth division in 2006. Qualcomm did not acquire RFMD, only a small part of it that was developing (CMOS) Bluetooth products (as can be seen in the original reference given). To provide some background, RFMD has been a manufacturer of RF components, primarily cellular GaAs power amplifiers which form a significant part of the peripheral electronics and chips outside of the main SoC processor inside a handset and continued to sell a billion or so dollars worth of them each year (many of them alongside Qualcomm chipsets in mobile phones) until it merged with TriQuint Semiconductor recently. Although Qualcomm has been developing cellular RF technology itself based on its expertise in CMOS technology, due to the increasing RF complexity and data rates associated with the smartphone revolution GaAs technology has until now continued to be essential and sales of these components have increased (see also significant sales growth at Skyworks Solutions). That said, Qualcomm is currently pioneering commercial shipment of CMOS cellular RF technology products for smartphones and some analysts believe this technology will gradually take over from GaAs over the next several years (maybe 50% of the market in three to five years time). [1] Calamites (talk) 03:02, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Need to correct inaccuracies in Mobile Phone Standards section[edit]

Hi, I work for Qualcomm. I would like to call attention to a mistake in the Qualcomm Wiki article, under Mobile Phone Standards. Right now it reads:


Qualcomm is the inventor of CDMAone (IS-95), CDMA 2000, and CDMA 1xEV-DO, which are wireless cellular standards used for communications. The company also owns a significant number of key patents on the widely adopted 3G technology, W-CDMA. The license streams from the patents on these inventions, and related products are a major component of Qualcomm's business.

In June 2011, Qualcomm announced that it will be releasing a set of application programming interfaces.


First, cdmaOne is spelled with either a single capital “O” or as CDMA One. Second, Qualcomm did not invent CDMA. The CDMA spread spectrum technique was actually invented by Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil for the military. The military later declassified it, making it available for commercial purposes. Google “Hedy Lamarr and CDMA” or check out: http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/cscie129/nu_lectures/lecture7/hedy/lemarr.htm

Qualcomm simply improved the already existing technology and led the way to standardization and broad commercialization of the standard. Further work by Qualcomm resulted in the evolutions of CDMA, including CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO. CDMA is also the foundation for WCDMA (wideband CDMA and HSPA) and TD-SCDMA. So if the editors/admins do not mind, I’d like to change the section to read:


Qualcomm pioneered the commercialization of the CDMA (IS-95) standard for wireless cellular communications, following up with CDMA2000, an early standard for third generation (3G) mobile.

Today, the company is the leading patent holder in advanced 3G mobile technologies, including CDMA 1xEV-DO and its evolutions; WCDMA and its higher-speed variant known as HSPA and its evolutions; and TD-SCDMA; as well as patents on 4G. The license streams from the patents on these inventions, and related products are a major component of Qualcomm's business.

In June of 2011, Qualcomm announced that it will be releasing a set of applications programming interfaces geared to give Web-based applications deeper links into hardware.QuattroKing (talk) 06:27, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Clarification needed under Satellite phone network section...[edit]

For clarification, the section should be set off by a year. I propose: Beginning in 1991, Qualcomm participated in the development of the Globalstar satellite system along with Loral Space & Communications. The date was sourced from the Globalstar article on Wikipedia.QuattroKing (talk) 05:21, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Conclusion to Qualcomm vs. Broadcom fight should be added[edit]

Under the Legal Issues section, a conclusion for Qualcomm vs. Broadcom case should be added: I would like to add: In 2009, Qualcomm and Broadcom entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement, ending all litigation between the companies. [2] QuattroKing (talk) 06:00, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

The QChat section should be shortened and redundant info should be deleted for easier reading/comprehension[edit]

I am proposing: QChat is a cellular/data 2-way Push-to-Talk (PTT) technology developed by Qualcomm and designed for 3G and next-generation networks[3]. QChat-enabled mobile devices and server software allow users to connect instantaneously with other QChat users with the push of a button over the cellular network instead of making a normal mobile phone call. In addition, QChat enables one-to-one (direct) and one-to-many (group) calls and communication including the ability to add participants ad-hoc to existing calls by any participant.[39] [4] It is optimized for UMTS HSPA/HSPA+ and CDMA 2000 EV-DO Rev. A networks, can roam across networks, is compatible with 1xRTT, and interoperates with iDEN. The largest QChat customers include Sprint in the U.S., Nextel International (NII) across Latin America, and China Telecom. QuattroKing (talk) 05:39, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

It would certainly be a huge improvement over the copypasta press release that currently appears in the article. Honestly, I'd make it even a little less "brochurey", by dropping words like instantaneously — that term is pure marketing and has no encyclopedic worth. IMHO. – FeRD_NYC (talk) 20:55, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
References
  1. ^ [6]
  2. ^ http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s379764
  3. ^ [7] 2G, 3G, 4G, and everything in between: an Engadget wireless primer. January 17, 2011.
  4. ^ [8] QChat website

Omintracs[edit]

In November of 2013 Vista Equity Partners acquired Omnitracs from Qualcomm and is operating it as an independent company. In December of 2013 that new company acquired Roadnet which was in the same line of business. I suggest that the Omnitracs "article" that was merged into Qualcomm is spun out again to align with the new reality. W\|/haledad (Talk to me) 18:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Acquisitions[edit]

I have a conflict of interest with Qualcomm and would like to help improve this article following COI best practices. I've started by putting together a wikitable of Qualcomm's acquisitions at User:CorporateM/Qualcomm, similar to the format of the tables in List of acquisitions by AOL, List of acquisitions by Cisco Systems or List of mergers and acquisitions by Google. Because many of these acquisitions are small and would create undue weight on this page, my suggestion is to create a separate List article that will eventually have an introduction and then to use Summary Style on this page. If editors agree with that approach, I'll submit the List article to AfC, but I wanted to check-in here to see what the sentiment was. Any thoughts on this? CorporateM (Talk) 22:45, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Good list, but I think it may actually be better to include these in the main article rather than creating a separate list article.
Each list entry has a "technology" associated with it. Does this mean that Qualcomm always and only buys businesses for their technology? (Rather than, say, skills or production facilities or a good brand or a foothold in some key market). Also, would it be possible to develop some prose around Qualcomm's acquisition strategy? And has Qualcomm ever sold a business unit, or is it a one-way street? bobrayner (talk) 18:00, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
@bobrayner That sounds like a plan. The current acquisitions section has a lot of unsourced/poorly-sourced items, copyright symbols, etc. and this would be a much better replacement. I am not a subject-matter expert and probably can't answer some of your questions until I read more sources. However, it is on my To Do list to research/write a prose-style summary if the sources are available for it. "Technology" was just a way to describe the business they were acquiring (they are all tech companies) and wasn't intended to imply anything about their motives for the acquisition. We could rename it to "Business" like the Cisco page does[10]. CorporateM (Talk) 19:19, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Good ideas. Certainly better than what we've currently got. bobrayner (talk) 23:29, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Requesting an independent editor replace the current "Acquisitions" section, with the draft at User:CorporateM/Qualcomm. Sometime in the future I will also be looking at potentially improving it as discussed above depending on what sources are available. CorporateM (Talk) 01:06, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

@bobrayner While doing research for the rest of the article, I came across another recent acquisition. Do you think I should keep the Acquisitions list updated myself as non-controversial edits or would you like to do the honors?

|- |July 2014 |EmpoweredU |Mobile education software |Not dislcosed |<Ref>{{cite news|title=Qualcomm acquires mobile ed tech firm EmpoweredU|url=http://www.zdnet.com/qualcomm-acquires-mobile-ed-tech-firm-empoweredu-7000032144/|publisher=ZDNet|accessdate=August 7, 2014|first=Charlie|last=Osborne}}</ref>

CorporateM (Talk) 16:19, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Qualcomm takedown notice to Github[edit]

Recently a paragraph was added and then removed about a takedown notice that was issued to Github on behalf of Qualcomm on 2 July. Just now I observed on the Github site a further announcement dated 8 July in which Qualcomm is undoing some or all of the takedowns. Whichever way this ends up, I agree with User:Crisco 1492 that we should have better quality referencing for something like this. Unless there is something published in the business or trade press it's hard to know if any of this belongs in our article on Qualcomm. We don't generally use primary sourcing in these cases. EdJohnston (talk) 23:07, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Qualcomm initiated this, so even if they remove DMCA for *all* repos they forced to take down, this is still important to mention in the aspect that even opensource software is not protected against DCMA repository hoster takedown. 77.11.54.195 (talk) 23:35, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Auto archiving[edit]

I propose auto archiving for this talk page. ClueBot III creates an index and can be set to keep a certain number of threads (5 proposed), archive threads at a set age (90 days proposed). I also propose adding an archive box. - - MrBill3 (talk) 11:47, 6 August 2014 (UTC)