Qualcomm Inc

Industry: Communications Equipment

Fortune Rank: 225

QUALCOMM, Inc. is engaged in developing & delivering digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. For the 9 months ended 6/26/05, revenues rose 9% to $4.11B. Net income from cont. ops. rose 20% to $1.61B. Revenues reflect higher unit shipments of MSM and accompanying RF integrated circuits and increased royalties to QTL segment. Higher income also reflects an increase in investment gains.

QUALCOMM, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology. The Company develops and supplies CDMA-based integrated circuits (ICs) and system software for wireless voice and data communications, and global positioning system (GPS) products to wireless device and infrastructure manufacturers. It grants licenses to use its intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain rights essential to and/or useful in the manufacture and sale of CDMA products, and receives license fees, as well as ongoing royalties based on sales by licensees of wireless telecommunications equipment products incorporating its CDMA technologies. The Company also provides satellite and terrestrial-based, two-way data messaging and position reporting services for transportation companies, private fleets and construction equipment fleets.

Qualcomm Inc

Qualcomm Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Qualcomm Inc was ranked number 225 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 225th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Qualcomm Inc achieved revenue of $10,416.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,592.00 million.

Qualcomm Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 225th compared to 244th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $11,142 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $3,160 million (a change of $-2 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Qualcomm Inc would be ranked 86th rather than 225th due to its profits of $1,592 in 2010.

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