We mined Qualcomm's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities.
Qualcomm is a leading semiconductor design and wireless technology firm, with a portfolio of over 140,000 issued and pending patents around the world and decades of investments in R&D that amount to nearly $75B.
As it looks to stay at the forefront of digital innovation, the firm has ramped up its activity in everything from extended reality (XR) to autonomous driving. Since 2019, Qualcomm has backed more than 80 companies (via Qualcomm Ventures) and made nearly 10 acquisitions, including mobile AR-focused Wikitude and autonomous driving software developer Arriver. In March 2022, the company announced its $100M Snapdragon Metaverse Fund.
These moves are ultimately part of the fabless semiconductor leader’s strategy to advance critical technologies such as 5G, AI, and XR — and lay the foundation for the immersive online experiences of the future.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered the 4 most important strategic priorities highlighted by Qualcomm’s recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We then categorized companies by their business relationships with Qualcomm across these priorities.
- Automotive & mobility