Sunday, September 21, 2008

Qualcomm named among the Top 25 great places to work in India

Press Release from SiliconIndia and Qualcomm:

Qualcomm ranks twelfth in the "Best Workplaces 2008" study

Mumbai: Qualcomm, a developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, ranked 12th in the 'Best Workplaces 2008' study in India conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute and The Economic Times. Qualcomm India ranks number one from the telecommunications sector in the survey, which covered 200 participating companies and 36,000 employees.

Qualcomm owes this recognition to two key elements: its values and employees. "To be ranked at number 12.overall, and number one in the telecommunications sector, is a great honor for Qualcomm India," said Kanwalinder Singh, President of Qualcomm India and South Asia.

As a result of its unique initiatives that enable overall growth, development and success of its employees, Qualcomm ranked 21st in this same study in 2007, and has also earned a place among FORTUNE's list of '100 Best Companies to Work For in America' for ten consecutive years.

At Qualcomm, employee recognition is an essential element to encourage innovation and teamwork. Qualcomm's comprehensive employee recognition program goes a long way in instilling a sense of belonging and self-worth.

"Qualcomm India employees are valued members of our overall ecosystem and they work on breakthrough wireless communication technologies for our global initiatives," said Daaman Hejmadi, Senior Director of Engineering for Qualcomm Bangalore R&D center.

In India and South Asia, Qualcomm continues to drive the growth of 3G CDMA (CDMA2000/EVDO, WCDMA/HSPA) technologies bringing in affordability at all tiers of the market. Looking ahead, the company plans to enrich wireless experience for end users based on its advanced technology solutions for location based services, mobile TV, mobile commerce, wireless broadband access and other solutions. Qualcomm has offices across Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, and continues to foster an extensive partner ecosystem in the country.

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