Qualcomm CEO: We seek Israel's technology leadersMay. 22, 2013
Qualcomm Inc. CEO Paul Jacobs, currently in Israel, spoke about the chipmaker's strategy at a press conference today at Qualcomm Israel's R&D center in Haifa. The message around the visit was the upgrading of importance of Qualcomm Israel's R&D center to one of Qualcomm's major strategic centers.
Jacobs said that the company had no clear plans to expand in the Israeli market and no specific areas in which the company wanted to expand into. He added, "We are growing in Israel in a very organic and pragmatic way. We have no organized plan on the scale of our operations here and we have not already decided what we want to do in Israel. We seek talents and leaders in the technology sector."
During the visit to the R&D center, which was established 20 years ago, Jacobs announced top managerial changes in Israel. Ayal Bar-David who has served as general manager of Qualcomm Israel's R&D center for the past 14 years has been promoted to VP global market development and will be responsible for strategic development in Israel and the region. He will be replaced by Marvell Israel's Arik Mimran.
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