Qualcomm was founded in 1985 when seven former Linkabit employees led by Irwin Jacobs teamed together to form their own company.
What's behind the name? Take "Quality," add "Communications," shorten it up a bit, and you have Qualcomm.
While you don't have a Qualcomm device in your pocket, you'll find the name if you look "under the hood." Since it's founding, the semiconductor and telecommunications company has been instrumental in developing the chips and technologies inside the most popular consumer products.