CEO: Paul Jacobs
Revenue: $14.9 billion in FY 2011; $10.9 billion in FY 2010.
Net income: $4.26 billion in FY 2011: $3.25 billion in FY 2010.
No. of local employees: 14,600.
Headquarters: Sorrento Valley.
Company description: Developer and maker of advanced wireless technologies.
Key factors for success: Attraction of top engineering talent; major emphasis on research and development; continuous focus on innovation.
Now that its technology and semiconductor chips have become a fixture in the digital person-to-person communication space, Qualcomm Inc...