Feeds

Qualcomm unveils next generation boss

Son of previous boss...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The new boss of Qualcomm is taking over the job from his father. Paul Jacobs is Qualcomm's new chief executive, replacing company founder, and his dad, Irwin Jacobs. He also joins Qualcomm's board of directors.

From 1 July Irwin Jacobs will step down as chief executive but remain chairman and Steven Altman will be promoted to president of the company. Tony Thornley is retiring from his position as company president.

Qualcomm's governance committee has been planning the succession since spring 2002. After nearly three years of deliberations their decision was approved unanimously by the board of directors.

Paul Jacobs joined his father's firm full-time in 1990 and has recently run the consumer products division. He is credited with driving Qualcomm focus on wireless data and using VoIP as the basis for CDMA push-to-talk services. He has a Phd in electrical engineering from the University of California.

More on Qualcomm's website here. ®

Related stories

Qualcomm: WiMax isn't magic
Global 3G boost for Qualcomm
Qualcomm builds video network

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.