Monday, July 11, 2011

Qualcomm Appoints Matt Grob as CTO

Qualcomm announced the appointment of Matt Grob as executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), replacing Roberto Padovani, who will remain an executive vice president and will continue to provide his guidance in support of Qualcomm's research, development, standards and emerging technology efforts.

In addition to the new role of CTO, Grob will continue to lead Qualcomm's Corporate R&D division and provide oversight to Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services.

Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer working on modem designs and firmware for government projects. His contributions have included system design, standardization and project leadership for programs such as early CDMA data services, the Globalstar satellite system and later 1x EV-DO wireless Internet access technology. Grob's achievements in cellular data research led to progressive leadership positions in developing advanced 3G technologies. Since his promotion to senior vice president of Corporate R&D in 2006, Grob has expanded the group's mission beyond wireless connectivity into exciting new areas such as Augmented Reality, wireless charging, processor and applications enhancements and peer-to-peer technologies. Grob has more than 60 patents granted in the fields of wireless communication and cellular technology.