Qualcomm appoints Clifford Ficke as Japan head

Telecom Lead Asia: Chip major Qualcomm has appointed
Clifford Ficke as vice president and president of Qualcomm Japan.

Ficke will be responsible for Qualcomm’s operations in
Japan and will report to Jing Wang, executive vice president and president of
Global Business Operations.

Qualcomm said Jun Yamada has made significant
contributions to Qualcomm’s business growth in Japan since 2005.

Yamada will become senior advisor, providing guidance as
Qualcomm focuses on driving new Qualcomm technologies in Japan.

“Jun’s guidance and leadership has been instrumental
to the development and expansion of Qualcomm’s operation in Japan,” said

As one of the most advanced mobile markets worldwide,
Japan continues to fuel innovation and present significant business
opportunities for Qualcomm.

Cliff’s extensive experience and proven track record in
the semiconductor industry will be invaluable in driving Qualcomm’s business in
Japan as the industry continues to introduce advanced mobile technologies.

Before joining Qualcomm in May 2011 as vice president of
sales and operations, Ficke served as vice president of sales and business
development at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.

Prior to Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, he held a
variety of sales and business development roles at different semiconductor
companies, including NEC Electronics and Marvell Semiconductor. 

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