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Irwin Jacobs States The Best Technology Doesn't Always Win and Entrepreneurs Need To Have Patience

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Irwin Jacobs

  • Chairman, Qualcomm
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1934 (Age: 88 years old)
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Irwin Mark Jacobs, one of the founders of the Company, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since the Company began operations in July 1985. Jacobs served as chief executive officer of the Company until July 2005. He served as the Company's president prior to May 1992.

Before joining the Company, Jacobs was executive vice president and a director of M/A-COM. From October 1968 to April 1985, Jacobs held various executive positions at LINKABIT (M/A-COM LINKABIT after August 1980), a company he co-founded. During most of his period of service with LINKABIT, Jacobs was chairman, president and chief executive officer and was at all times a director.

Irwin Jacobs received his B.E.E. degree from Cornell University and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

First of all, the issue of failure, success. Everybody I think as we are bringing this technology, trying to convince people that it was a good technology would raise the beta max VHS issue saying the better technology doesn't always win and that's obviously the case not saying which of those were ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Academic Background
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
  • 11/7/2006
  • Irwin Jacobs
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Video 2 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Move To San Diego and LinkaBit Company
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 2 min. 31 sec.
Video 3 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Founding of Qualcomm
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 4 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Ideas That Came About At Qualcomm
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 5 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Migration From Idea To Product
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 6 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Scorpion Processor
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 7 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses New Developments in Communication Technologies
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 8 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Difference Between Circuit and Packet Switching
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 9 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Future Capabilities In Mobile Phones
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 10 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Future Use of Mobile Phones as Healthcare Devices
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 1 min. 19 sec.
Video 11 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Software Applications For Mobile Phones
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 12 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Mobile Phones and The Human Computer Interface
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 13 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Intersection of TV, Video and Mobile Phones
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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  • 2 min. 56 sec.
Video 14 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Testing Whether Consumers Would Watch Video On A Small Screen
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 15 of 16 Irwin Jacobs Discusses Improvements Made In Screen Displays
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
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Video 16 of 16 Irwin Jacobs States The Best Technology Doesn't Always Win and Entrepreneurs Need To Have Patience
  • Irwin Jacobs - Lecture - Qualcomm
  • 11/7/2006
  • Irwin Jacobs
  • 2 min. 49 sec.

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