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Organizational Structure and Designs with Case Study: QUALCOMM
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Six Key Elements in Organizational Design
Section 3: Types of Organizational Designs
Section 4: QUALCOMM: Brief History and Achievements
Section 5: QUALCOMM's Organizational Structure
Section 6: Evaluate and Analyze QUALCOMM's Organizational Structure and Design
Section 7: Conclusion -- Is QUALCOMM traditional or contemporary?
Section 8: Works Cited
QUALCOMM: Brief History and Achievements

This section is presented by:
Camha Nguyen
In July 1985, seven individuals joined together in a vision that began what is now QUALCOMM. The first meeting to discuss this new venture took place in Dr. Irwin Jacob’s den. This team was comprised of Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi and Harvey White

QUALCOMM‘s first operations included providing contract research and development services and limited product manufacturing for the wireless telecommunications marketplace. An early goal was to build a commercial product, which led to the development of OmniTRACS®, a satellite-based data messaging service used by the trucking industry to manage fleets.

QUALCOMM introduced the OmniTRACS system to the trucking industry in 1988. It is now the largest satellite-based commercial mobile system for the transportation industry. QUALCOMM’s second endeavor was the use of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology for wireless and data products.

QUALCOMM first introduced CDMA in 1989; three months after the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) had endorsed another digital technology called Time Division Multiple Access. In 1993, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) adopted the cellular standard IS-95 based on CDMA. It became the foundation for a whole new generation of CDMA-based cellular systems. In 1995 CDMA was selected as a standard for Personal Communications Service (PCS). CDMA quickly became one of the world’s fastest growing wireless technologies. In 1999, the International Telecommunications Union selected CMDA as the primary technology for third-generation (3G) wireless systems. Many leading wireless operators are now building or upgrading to 3G CMDA networks to provide more capacity for voice traffic, along with high-speed data capabilities.

Since it's beginning, QUALCOMM has grown and prospered by developing and applying advanced technologies for wireless telecommunications products and services. Through internal growth, investment, licensing and strategic partnership, QUALCOMM remains committed to being the leader in the development of CDMA technology far into the future.

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