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Cristiano R. Amon Named President of Qualcomm Incorporated

By Ken Briodagh December 27, 2017

In a recent release, Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that Cristiano R. Amon, formerly EVP, Qualcomm Technologies and current president, QCT, has been promoted to president of Qualcomm Incorporated, effective January 4, 2018. In his new role, Amon reportedly will formulate and drive strategies for growing the company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses and toward new business opportunities. Amon will also continue to lead the QCT business, reporting to Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated.

“Cristiano's unique mix of business, engineering and operational skills and experience make him ideally suited to continue driving Qualcomm's technology and leadership positions across mobile, IoT, automotive, edge computing and networking – and lead the transition to 5G,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated.

Under his leadership, Amon has positioned Qualcomm as the industry leader in mobile technology, successfully built the chipset strategy and business in China, drove growth in adjacent markets, and developed deep and strategic customer relationships critical to the Company's long-term success. Amon has been managing QCT's product roadmap since 2008, which has been a period of growth and innovation for Qualcomm, the company said.

Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and has subsequently held numerous business and technical leadership roles. For the past five years, Amon has been responsible for Qualcomm's semiconductor business, first as co-president of QCT and a member of Qualcomm's executive committee and then as president of QCT for the past two years. Prior to Qualcomm, Amon served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom Inc. Amon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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