After FloTV Debacle, Qualcomm Finding New Use for Broadcast Know-How

When Qualcomm sold its FloTV spectrum to AT&T last year, many assumed that was the end of the chipmaker’s broadcast ambitions. The spectrum sale, for nearly $2 billion, appeared to mark the conclusion of an expensive, painful chapter for the company, in which it tried and failed to build a significant business around delivering mobile … Continue reading

Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

Qualcomm, the powerful mobile chipmaker, has hired well-known Silicon Valley investor Laurie Yoler as SVP of business development. The San Diego-based company said that Yoler will be “responsible for augmenting existing business relationships in Silicon Valley, as well as developing new strategic business opportunities for Qualcomm in the region;” she will report to Peggy Johnson, … Continue reading