Irwin Jacobs

Summary : Irwin Jacobs: Founder of Qualcomm, most notably Irwin conceived the smartphone and sold the concept by taping together a PDA and cellphone

Irwin Jacobs (2017): Founder of Qualcomm, most notably Irwin conceived the smartphone and sold the concept by taping together a PDA and cellphone

  • The semiconductor industry would be far smaller had the smartphone not replaced the dumb cell phone and PDA
    • The union of these two devices created the foundation for growth in the 2000s
  • It was a hard sell
    • Few believed there was a market
  • The world would be far different had this not happened

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