Qualcomm names Derek Aberle as president to look after market development

Qualcomm has promoted Derek Aberle as president to look after global market development and marketing groups.

This is the first major appointment after the taking over of Steve Mollenkopf, the new chief executive officer of Qualcomm.

Aberle will have oversight for all business divisions across the organization as well as the company’s global market development and marketing groups.

The chip vendor said he will also continue to formulate and drive key strategies for diversifying and growing the company in both our core businesses as well as new business opportunities.

Formal headshot of Derek Aberle.

Derek has been instrumental in creating and growing many important areas of Qualcomm’s business over the past 13 years, including licensing business, and wireless charging, display, platforms and services businesses, said Qualcomm.

Under his leadership, Qualcomm Technology Licensing has more than doubled its revenues and profits, completed key license agreement extensions, defended challenges to our business model and established Qualcomm’s 4G licensing program.

Prior to his current role, Aberle held several roles within Qualcomm’s Technology Licensing division, including EVP & president and SVP & general manager.

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