Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Qualcomm to Receive

Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Qualcomm to Receive the
Prestigious 2013 Edison Achievement Award 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 --  The Edison Awards,
recognized as one of America's leading innovation awards, today
announced that Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Qualcomm
Incorporated, will be awarded the prestigious Edison Achievement
Award on April 25, 2013 in Chicago. The distinction honors
distinguished business executives who have made a significant and
lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers and whose
accomplishments serve as inspiration to every industry and to the
world at large. 
Dr. Jacobs has been a leader in the field of mobile communications
for over two decades and is a key architect of Qualcomm's strategic
vision. Through his technological innovations and advocacy, Jacobs
spearheaded Qualcomm's efforts to develop and commercialize mobile
technology breakthroughs that have contributed significantly to the
growth of the company and the industry at large. Some of the most
notable initiatives that can be attributed to Jacobs' leadership
include: the first smartphone based on Palm OS(R); the inclusion of
GPS capabilities in mobile phones; the Brew(R) system, which enables
over-the-air downloading of a
pplications; QChat, a VOIP, push-to-talk
system, and mirasol(R), an advanced reflective display technology. 
"I am honored to be the 2013 recipient of the Edison Achievement
Award and recognized among the world's most inventive and creative
thinkers," Dr. Jacobs said. "At Qualcomm, we are dedicated to
fostering innovation and empowering the inventors of tomorrow, and
look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of what's possible
in mobile to literally change the world." 
"We're extremely honored that Paul will be joining the ranks of our
extraordinary Edison Achievement Award winners," said Frank
Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards. "His
extraordinary contributions to the world of wireless technology have
changed the way people all over the world communicate. Paul's vision,
leadership and compassion serve as a living acknowledgement and
embodiment of Thomas Edison's values and principles," Bonafilia
A sample of past Edison Achievement Award winners include: 

--  Chris Anderson, TED Curator and Founder of the Sapling Foundation
--  Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Inc.
--  Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company
--  John S. Hendricks, Founder and Chairman, Discovery Communications
--  A.G. Lafley, Retired Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble
--  Martha Stewart, Chairman, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, LLC
--  Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner

About the Edison Awards(TM)
 The Edison Awards is a program conducted
by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and
honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They
honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new
product and service development, marketing and human-centered design,
and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the
name of successful innovation. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored
by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel and USA Today.
For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past
winners, visit 
For additional information, contact: 
Inge Calderon
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