Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs Delivers Armstrong Lecture on "Innovations at Qualcomm"
The 2012 Armstrong Memorial Lecture was delivered on Feb 1st by Dr. Mark Irwin Jacobs. His title was "Technology and Business Innovations at Qualcomm with Impact on a World of Nearly Six Billion Cellular Subscribers" (slides available here).
Dr. Jacobs told a packed Davis auditorium about the history behind the creation of
Qualcomm and the foundation of the communications industry in southern California.
He went on to present a number of visionary future mobile applications, from interlinked
elementary school fieldwork through to embedded continuous health monitoring and the
ways that improved communications can provide a leveling force in the developing world.
The talk was very well received by students and faculty eager to learn from a key figure in the development of wireless digital communications and in the foundation of the multi-billion-dollar cellular industry.