About: Paul E. Jacobs


Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is a good example on how to be technically knowledgeable and be an excellent leader. Being born as a son of a founder of Qualcomm, some might presume that he earned his positions on the basis of family economics. This view however is not appropriate as he achieved a lot in his time at the University of California and registered a lot of great ideas as patents during his time in the development group of Qualcomm. In leadership positions he was awarded with a lot of recognition, the last was in 2014 being added to the highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor based on employee surveys.

Quick Biography

  • 1962: Born as son of Irwin M. Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm
  • 1984: B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University of California, Berkeley)
  • 1986: M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering  (University of California, Berkeley)
  • 1989: Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University of California, Berkeley)
  • 1990: Engineer in the wireless technology development group of Qualcomm
  • 2001: Group President of Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group
  • 2005: CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated
  • 2009: Executive Chairman of Qualcomm Incorporated
  • 2014: Steps down as CEO of Qualcomm

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