Transformative Technology: Understanding Sustainability Impacts and Opportunities


For more than 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of mobile technology – and we’re just getting started. Stemming from our industry expertise and long-time commitment to research and development, we are uniquely positioned to empower designers and developers to create new possibilities for our rapidly evolving world. We are at the hub of 5G innovation, spearheading the research efforts that will create the next global wireless revolution – just as we pioneered many of the building blocks for 3G and 4G.

Q&A: Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs Discusses the Tricorder XPRIZE and the Winners

After a five-year mission, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE finalists are prepared to turn sci-fi into reality.

The invention revolution has always been inspired by technology from fiction — how do we pluck a device out of TV science fiction and make it real? Back in 2012, the Qualcomm Foundation and the XPRIZE Foundation worked together to develop the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a Star Trek-inspired competition that set out to provide anyone with the ability to diagnose health conditions by using a real-world version of the Tricorder.

Visit the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™


The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab is the combination of a lab, makerspace, and classroom for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. By combining mini-lectures with team interactions, students are encouraged to innovate, partner, and achieve beyond what exists.

How I Became a Techie: Tommy Saenz


“You get intimately familiar with what takes you away from home and what brings you back at the end of the day.” — Tommy Saenz

What piqued my interest in STEM was my automotive electrician class in high school. I got to tinker with electronics and cars — not unusual hobbies for a kid from California.

Scale the Technology Now: Separating Content and Technology in Digital Health

By Carolyn Moore

At this year’s Global Digital Health Forum, I was excited to see the range of ways that digital tools are helping us move towards a healthier world. Despite the variation in the types of programs presented, two questions came up in nearly every conference session.

Read more on mPowering Health.

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate New Wearable Devices with Wellness Program; People Earn Millions of Dollars in Financial Rewards for Being Active

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced enhancements and the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

Continue reading on Qualcomm Life

The Hospital Of The Future May Be A Tiny, High-Tech Medical Kit

A Star Trek-Inspired Medical Device Gives Us A Glimpse Of Medicine’s Future

By Claire Maldarelli

Meet the two Finalist Teams in The Medical Tricorder Competition

By Kevin Anderson

The contest to create the world’s first medical tricorder is down to two teams. Currently, both teams are undergoing the consumer testing phase of the competition...

Continue reading on Forbes

Qualcomm’s Tricorder XPRIZE is Down to two Finalists

By Brian Heater

A bit of a mutual admiration society has developed between the two finalists in Qualcomm’s $10 million Tricorder XPRIZE competition. Whatever animus might have developed in the nearly half-decade since the contest was announced at CES 2012 has seemingly taken a back seat to an appreciation for what the other team has accomplished.

In fact, at one point during our meeting ahead of this morning’s news, Dynamical Biomarkers Group head Dr. Chung-Kang Peng casually mentioned that the two sides have discussed joining forces...

Facebook, Microsoft Philanthropies, Google and Qualcomm Wireless Reach Featured at Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va., December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Thought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14. These highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.


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