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Most people didn’t know what we did, but I usually told them that every phone made was based on our technology, and it wasn’t just CDMA. We were always 1st to the marketplace with the latest innovations. 1st to market with an ARM based product in the smallest tech node geometries.

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The money that we make in China is short sighted. We collect a lot of money in the short-term but we are required to teach a huge competitor that will wreak our technological edge in the long-term. They have the ability to squash our economy, and they don’t play by the same rules. Wall Street is short sighted. Continue to get professional coaching for your position, and don’t rely on the advise of your executive team. Keep up R&D, but make smaller sure bets. Automotive will not sustain the volumes that MSMs and Modems provide. If you buy NXP, trim the fat on both sides of the business.

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It is a good place with very smart people. Sometimes how hard you work is valued too highly.

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Technical—circuits, software, Unix/Linux.
Behavioral—working on teams in stressful environment. Strengths and weaknesses. What are you most proud of.

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Stringent,

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Worked through vacation. Very little vacation and was expected to be available and do extensive work during vacation

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They provide 16 hours a year to all Qualcomm regular employee's

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They are pretty flexible depending on your group

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