USD Law Alumnus Derek Aberle '96 (JD) Named President of Qualcomm Incorporated

San Diego (March 10, 2014) – Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced its new president, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Derek Aberle, '96 (JD). 

Aberle previously served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated and group president. In his new role, he will have oversight for all business divisions across the organization as well as the company’s global market development and marketing groups. Aberle will also continue to formulate and drive key strategies for diversifying and growing the company in both our core businesses as well as new business opportunities. He will report to Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated.

"Derek has been instrumental in creating and growing many important areas of Qualcomm’s business over the past 13 years, including our licensing business, and our wireless charging, display, platforms and services businesses," said Mollenkopf. "Under his leadership, Qualcomm Technology Licensing has more than doubled its revenues and profits, completed key license agreement extensions, successfully defended challenges to our business model and established Qualcomm’s 4G licensing program. I’m looking forward to working closely with Derek as we lead the next chapter of growth and success for Qualcomm."

Aberle holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. 

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Derek Aberle '96 (JD)

Derek Aberle '96 (JD)

Contact:

Raymond Penney
rpenney@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4031