Qualcomm announces personnel moves

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Qualcomm Inc. announced that Steve Altman will become vice chairman, Steve Mollenkopf has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, and Derek Aberle has been promoted to executive vice president and group president. The changes will be effective Nov. 12.

“I would like to congratulate all three gentlemen on their new positions and thank them for their many years of service to the company,” says Dr. Paul Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer. “Their leadership has been instrumental in Qualcomm’s success, and I look forward to working with them in their expanded roles.”

Altman will continue as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee and provide direction and guidance on key initiatives across all areas of the business, as well as on overall vision and strategy. Mollenkopf will oversee Qualcomm’s divisions, business operations and market expansion and development areas; he also will continue in his role as president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Aberle, in addition to continuing to serve as president of the Qualcomm Technology Licensing division, will oversee Qualcomm’s core services businesses as well as the standards and global marketing activities.