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Qualcomm is a telecommunication company based in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1985 by seven telecommunication veterans. Its first contract was with the United States military, working with CDMA to create a secure route for communication among the army. This led to the beginning of wireless phone technology and allowed Qualcomm to be one of the main establishers of cellular standards. The U.S. Telecommunications Industry Association named CDMA its cellular standard in 1993. In 1991, Qualcomm became a public company. They also acquired Eudora, an email system that was used on both Apple and Microsoft operating systems.
In 1996, CDMA became a global method of cellular communication. It was adopted by Bell Atlantic in the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea and Peru. Qualcomm introduced the pdQ phone in 1998. It was the first device that could be termed a modern smartphone. The pdQ combined the personal assistant abilities of devices like PalmPilots with the voice calling ability of any cellular phone. The device cost about $700 at the time.
Qualcomm’s role as an innovator in the smartphone and cellular business has led to them being sued multiple times. Other companies have lodged complaints about Qualcomm not sharing their technology properly. Qualcomm then agreed to share patents with other companies for a fee.