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Chip-maker Qualcomm names Cristiano Amon as new CEO

On Tuesday, chip giant Qualcomm announced the appointment of Cristiano Amon as its new CEO replacing Steven Mollenkopf effective June 30, Reuters reported. Prior to the chief exec post, Amon was president and chip division head at Qualcomm.

Amon will be replacing Steven Mollenkopf effective June 30.

A longtime Qualcomm employee, Amon took the president post in 2018. He joined the company in 1995. His tasks evolved from overseeing the chip division, “which supplies processors to most of the Android phone ecosystem and modem chips that help both Android devices and Apple Inc’s iPhones connect to wireless data networks.”

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Amon can also be credited for his part in research and development for new areas of technology including 5G infrastructure equipment, automotive computers, and personal computers.

Reuters reported that as Qualcomm president, Amon also played a role in its licensing division, which signs deals related to its patent portfolio and generates most of the company’s profits.