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Irwin M. Jacobs

AKA Irwin Mark Jacobs

Born: 18-Oct-1933
Birthplace: New Bedford, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Qualcomm

Wife: Joan Klein (three sons)
Son: Paul E. Jacobs (CEO of Qualcomm)
Son: Gary Jacobs (philanthropist)
Son: Hal Jacobs (private investor)
Son: Jeffrey A. Jacobs (Qualcomm executive)

    University: BS EE, Cornell University (1956)
    University: SM EE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1957)
    University: ScD EE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1959)
    Professor: Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1959-66)
    Professor: Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego (1966-72)

    Qualcomm CEO (1985-2005)
    LINKABIT Corporation Co-Founder, President, and CEO (1969-85)
    Member of the Board of LINKABIT Corporation (as Chairman, 1969-85)
    Member of the Board of Qualcomm (as Chairman, 1985-)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    George W. Bush for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    National Academy of Engineering 1982
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Priorities USA $2 million (11-Jun-2012)
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    US-China Business Council Board of Directors
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1994

Author of books:
Principles of Communication Engineering (1965, with J. M. Wozencraft)

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