San Diego Business Journal

QUALCOMM INC.

CEO: Paul Jacobs.

Revenue: $10.9 billion in FY 2010; $10.4 billion in FY 2009.

Net income: $3.25 billion in FY 2010; $1.6 billion in FY 2009.

No. of local employees: 12,000.

Headquarters: Sorrento Valley.

Year founded: 1985.

Company description: Developer and maker of advanced wireless technologies.

Key factors for success: Attraction of top-level engineering talent; major emphasis on research and development; continuous focus on innovation.

For San Diego’s largest and most successful public company, it’s not just about growing top line, or bottom line...

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