Irwin M. Jacobs Irwin Mark Jacobs is one of the Founders and has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Inc., since July 1985. Dr. Jacobs has been the Chairman of the board of Qualcomm Spinco Inc., since July 2000. Dr. Jacobs served as President of Qualcomm Inc. prior to May 1992. Dr. Jacobs served as an Executive Vice President of M/ A-COM a telecommunications company. Dr. Jacobs held various executive positions at LINKABIT (M/ A-COM LINKABIT after August 1980), a company he co-founded. During most of his period of service with LINKABIT, Dr. Jacobs served as the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer and was at all times a Director from October 1968 to April 1985. Dr. Jacobs served as a Director of M/ A-COM from October 1968 to April 1985. Dr. Jacobs received his B.E.E. degree from Cornell University and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jacobs is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1994.