Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology. Dr. Jacobs has led the commercialization of CDMA technology and its success as the world's fastest-growing, most-advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. Dr. Jacobs was a founding faculty member of UCSD, and served as a professor of computer science and engineering from 1966 to 1972. In 1997, he and his wife Joan Jacobs provided a generous endowment gift to UCSD, when the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering was named in their honor.
Irwin M. Jacobs Video Biography prepared on the occasion of his 70th birthday (2003)