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Irwin Mark Jacobs

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology.

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 Irwin Mark Jacobs Biography

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is co-founder of Qualcomm Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA ) digital wireless technology. Dr. Jacobs served as chief executive officer of the Company until July 2005 and chairman of the Company's board of directors until March 2009.

Dr. Jacobs has led the commercialization of CDMA technology and its success as the world's fastest-growing, most-advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. He holds several CDMA patents, contributing to Qualcomm's extensive portfolio of issued U.S. and foreign patent and pending applications.

Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of LINKABIT Corporation, directing its growth from a few part-time employees in 1969 to more than 1,400 employees in 1985 and first introduction of Ku-band Very Small Aperture Earth Terminals (VSATs), commercial TDMA wireless phones, and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, at which time Dr. Jacobs served on the company's board of directors until he resigned from M/A-COM in April 1985. More than 35 San Diego telecommunications companies, including Qualcomm, trace their roots back to LINKABIT.

From 1959 to 1966, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant/associate professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1966 to 1972 he served as a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego. At MIT, Dr. Jacobs co-authored a basic textbook on digital communications entitled, Principles of Communication Engineering. First published in 1965, the book remains in use today.

Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and master of science and doctor of science degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards.

Dr. Jacobs is a member of numerous industry and community boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma XI, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Jacobs also serves on the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Public Awareness of Engineering, the board of directors of Building Engineering & Science Talent, the visiting committee of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, California Council on Science and Technology, and is past chairman of the University of California President's Engineering Advisory Council. In November 2006, Dr. Jacobs was named Chair of the Salk Institute’s Board of Trustees and in May 2008 was named Chair of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Irwin Mark Jacobs

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology.

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Irwin Mark Jacobs Biography

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is co-founder of Qualcomm Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA ) digital wireless technology. Dr. Jacobs served as chief executive officer of the Company until July 2005 and chairman of the Company's board of directors until March 2009.

Dr. Jacobs has led the commercialization of CDMA technology and its success as the world's fastest-growing, most-advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. He holds several CDMA patents, contributing to Qualcomm's extensive portfolio of issued U.S. and foreign patent and pending applications.

Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of LINKABIT Corporation, directing its growth from a few part-time employees in 1969 to more than 1,400 employees in 1985 and first introduction of Ku-band Very Small Aperture Earth Terminals (VSATs), commercial TDMA wireless phones, and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, at which time Dr. Jacobs served on the company's board of directors until he resigned from M/A-COM in April 1985. More than 35 San Diego telecommunications companies, including Qualcomm, trace their roots back to LINKABIT.

From 1959 to 1966, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant/associate professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1966 to 1972 he served as a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego. At MIT, Dr. Jacobs co-authored a basic textbook on digital communications entitled, Principles of Communication Engineering. First published in 1965, the book remains in use today.

Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and master of science and doctor of science degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards.

Dr. Jacobs is a member of numerous industry and community boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma XI, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Jacobs also serves on the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Public Awareness of Engineering, the board of directors of Building Engineering & Science Talent, the visiting committee of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, California Council on Science and Technology, and is past chairman of the University of California President's Engineering Advisory Council. In November 2006, Dr. Jacobs was named Chair of the Salk Institute’s Board of Trustees and in May 2008 was named Chair of the National Academy of Engineering.

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  • How to book Irwin Mark Jacobs?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Irwin Mark Jacobs for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Irwin Mark Jacobs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Irwin Mark Jacobs or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Irwin Mark Jacobs?

    Booking fees for Irwin Mark Jacobs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Irwin Mark Jacobs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Irwin Mark Jacobs?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Irwin Mark Jacobs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Irwin Mark Jacobs for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Irwin Mark Jacobs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Irwin Mark Jacobs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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