Qualcomm > First Patent > Spread spectrum multiple access > Klein Gilhousen & Irwin Jacobs

Qualcomm, one of the largest semiconductors players catering to the telecommunications market, is reportedly in talks with NXP (with no official press release yet) to acquire the leading provider of high performance mixed signal products.

Although the whole industry will wait and watch as to how this goes forward, we checked back to see what was Qualcomm's first patent filing all about.

Along with Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Jacobs, the founder of Qualcomm, filed US4901307 on 17th Oct 1986.

This patent appears to be the first patent assigned to Qualcomm, and it is in clear sync with the CDMA focus that the company had at its conception.