Paul Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs
La Jolla, CA

Paul Jacobs (B.S. ’84, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Co-Chair of the Board of Visitors, founded XCOM in 2018 to #keepinventing and to invest with the world’s most creative engineers and businesspeople. As former CEO and executive chairman of Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded its efforts to develop and commercialize fundamental mobile technology breakthroughs that fueled the wireless internet and smartphone revolutions. He founded Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and was the university’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year.