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Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul E. Jacobs to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 9:13am
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 International CES. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the 2012 CES, focused on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Jacobs' keynote is slated for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, in the Venetian, following a State of the CE Industry keynote address delivered by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. To hear Dr. Paul Jacobs' thoughts on the significance of this keynote and what he will cover, please visit his new post on Qualcomm's OnQ blog.

"Qualcomm's more than 25 years of wireless innovation is driving growth of next-generation mobile technologies that connect people around the world," said Shapiro. "We look forward to hearing Dr. Jacobs' latest plans for Qualcomm and his strategic vision for the future of mobile technology."

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs was named CEO of Qualcomm in 2005 and was appointed chairman of the Company’s board of directors in 2009. Since joining Qualcomm in 1990, he has spearheaded Qualcomm's efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have contributed significantly to the growth of both the Company and the industry. Noteworthy developments that began under Dr. Jacobs include the first smartphone, the inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones and the creation of the Snapdragon™ processor.

"The dramatic growth of smartphones and tablets, and Microsoft’s support of Windows on ARM-based processors, firmly establishes mobile as the computing platform of today," said Jacobs. "Emerging countries are now adopting mobile technologies on a huge scale. This creates tremendous growth opportunities in the consumer electronics and computing industries around the world. Qualcomm is helping drive these opportunities through our Snapdragon processors and other mobile innovations."

The TEC Program at CES shines a spotlight on technology's critical role in enabling economic, social and political empowerment opportunities for evolving countries and their citizens. Additional TEC sessions will be announced later this fall.

Jacobs joins other confirmed 2012 CES keynoters including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Ericsson's Hans Vestberg and Daimler's Dr. Dieter Zetsche. Additional CES keynotes will be announced later this fall.

The 2012 CES will feature more than 2,700 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

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