Qualcomm is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, the company has focused on transforming people's lives with wireless. Qualcomm earned its leadership position by fostering a unique business model that emphasizes continuous investment in R&D; an open and inclusive licensing programme that makes available its broad portfolio of intellectual property; a strong roadmap of mobile chipset and system software solutions; and a commitment to providing tools, resources and services that enable the wireless industry to make amazing mobile experiences a reality. Best known for its advanced, highly integrated mobile chipsets, Qualcomm is also proactively exploring new concepts that positively affect people's lives, including: wireless healthcare, augmented reality, peer-to-peer networks, wireless charging, home networking solutions and reflective display technology. Qualcomm is a Fortune 500 company, included in the S&P 500 Index and traded on the NASDAQ. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, and employs more than 25,000 people in 172 locations worldwide.