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    Turning faster connections into green gains.

    The mobile-chip designer has been a leader in wireless tech since the earliest smartphones. Now it’s building chips for 5G connectivity, which promises speeds 10 to 100 times as fast as those of today’s phones. Already, phonemakers are using Qualcomm modem chips to power 5G-compatible devices. But the company will soon introduce inexpensive, low-power versions for smart devices and sensors that could have a profound impact on the planet. As such sensors become pervasive, cities will be able to monitor air and water quality in real time, farmers can avoid overwatering or overfertilizing crops, and self-driving cars will communicate with each other to avoid traffic jams and reduce emissions.

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    Company Information

    Country
    U.S.
    Headquarters
    San Diego
    Impact Segment
    Environmental Impact
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components
    CEO
    Steven Mollenkopf
    Websitehttp://www.qualcomm.com
    Company Type
    Public
    Ticker
    QCOM
    Prior Year Rank-
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$22,732
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$-4,864
    Market Value ($M) as of 8/12/19$84,853
    Employees35,400

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