How 4G is Helping Taiwan Achieve its Smart City and Educational Objectives

By Lauren Reed

Video games. Computers. TV. Children today spend so much time indoors using electronic media that they lack the physical fitness, concentration and social skills of previous generations. Some findings conclude that too much time indoors is directly correlated with decreased academic performance.

Proof that Mobile Tech is Helping Patients Manage their Diabetes

By Edith Guerrero

Recently, we gathered in Mexico City to announce the final results of the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach-supported Dulce Wireless Tijuana (DWT) mobile health study in Tijuana, Mexico that were also published in the 

Narrowing the Digital Education Gap and Expanding the STEM Pipeline

Erin Gavin - Senior Manager of Government Affairs at Qualcomm

This ongoing blog series features articles written by a few of the speakers we’re looking forward to seeing at the 2016 Net Impact Conference.  Erin is Lead for Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab & Women Enhancing Technology Programs. She will be speaking at the "EdTech: More than Just Hype?" session on November 4th.

How A Fishing Village In Senegal Taught Me About Life

By Jessica Zemple

As we pulled up to the fish-processing center, the rancid smell of fish seeped in through the closed windows and began to permeate my space and clothes. We stepped out of the van and walked around piles of dead fish lying in the sun to dry. I was appreciative of the breeze, although not so fresh, coming from the sea to save my lunch.

Continue reading on The Huffington Post.

It Takes More Than a Village

By Melissa Jun Rowley

Where there is wireless connectivity, there is a way to improve lives. That’s why countless mobile-for-development programs designed to address health, education and economic issues have been flooding Africa. Presently hailed as the “mobile continent,” Africa has generated $150 billion through the mobile ecosystem, and its mobile subscribers have surpassed half a billion. But not every tech-for-good initiative can be M-PESA, the juggernaut mobile money system of Kenya.

How This Mobile Tech is Reducing Pregnancy Related Deaths

By Wendy Joan Biddlecombe

Pregnant women throughout the developed world expect multiple ultrasounds during their trimesters to track the progress of their baby’s growth and development.

But for many women in rural areas of countries such as Morocco, their doctor might simply listen to the baby’s heartbeat through a stethoscope and manually feel their abdomen, leaving women in the dark about complications such as pre-eclampsia.

The lack of access to proper ultrasounds can threaten not only the safety of the unborn baby, but the mother’s life as well.

The Rise of Women in the STEM Workforce | #GHC16

By Gabriel Pesek

While the widespread availability of support programs for building a female presence in the STEM workforces is a comparatively recent emergence, the importance of women in these fields naturally dates back as far as the fields themselves.

At this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...

Continue reading on SiliconANGLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e Will Offer Wireless EV Charging Technology Built Using Qualcomm Halo Breakthroughs

By Anthony Thomson - Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

See that practical family car sitting in your driveway? It has competition oozing through its electrical and fluid-filled veins. How? Much of the modern driving technology we enjoy in the cars we drive daily was developed in the unforgiving arena of auto racing — everything from disc brakes and seatbelts to clutch-less transmissions and adaptive suspensions.

How I Became a Techie: Amy Villasenor


“Sometimes, you run into a road block and you’re stuck, but that’s what engineering is all about: finding a better solution.” — Amy Villasenor

A digital clock in my parents’ room was the first object that got me interested in technology. I was seven years old, and I’d stare at it and wonder, “How does that clock know that that number needs to change? How does it know that 60 seconds just passed?”

Our Conflict Minerals Data Solution recognized with Oracle Excellence Award

By Paul Guckian, Vice President, Engineering

Qualcomm has been committed to responsibly sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding areas for more than six years. We published our first Conflict Free Minerals Policy in 2010 and have filed a Conflict Minerals Report with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) annually since 2013.


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