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Qualcomm announces Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO


Steve Mollenkopf, the present COO of Qualcomm would be the firm’s subsequent CEO. The announcement comes a day after stories suggesting that Microsoft could be bearing in mind Mollenkopf as the possible successor to Steve Ballmer, who will likely be hanging his boots and vacating the CEO position at the Redmond giant.

Steve Mollenkopf will fill in for Paul Jacobs, the current CEO and the son of Irwin Jacobs, the founder of Qualcomm. Paul will however, remain as an executive chairman of the Qualcomm.

Steve Mollenkopf has been a part of Qualcomm since 1994 and is an integral part of the management team for almost two decades. In the recent past, he has also led the wireless chipset business unit of Qualcomm, which is known as QCT.

Steve Mollenkopf will take charge as the CEO of Qualcomm effective from March 4, 2014.