Qualcomm Owns 4G Smartphones

If you have a 4G smartphone in the U.S., Qualcomm is in it

Qualcomm Owns 4G Smartphones
Paul Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
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100% of 4G smartphones in the U.S., and 85 percent worldwide, contain Qualcomm chips. (ABI Research estimates 245 million 4G LTE mobile devices will ship in 2013.) Qualcomm has spent billions in the past decade to develop smartphone radio chips that deliver faster download speeds.

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