James H.  Thompson net worth and biography

James Thompson Biography and Net Worth

Dr. James H. Thompson serves as chief technology officer for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role he is responsible for global research and development activities associated with all wireless chipsets in QCT, Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, as well as overseeing the companywide technical and product roadmaps across all business areas. Additionally, Thompson directs Qualcomm Research and Corporate Engineering.

Thompson has overseen hardware and systems engineering activities in QCT since 2001 and all QCT engineering since 2004. Prior to joining QCT, Thompson led Qualcomm’s Globalstar engineering team and was also part of the team that developed the CDMA cellular standard. He has been a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee since 2012.

Thompson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as his doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thompson serves on the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Board of Trustees, a nearly 100-year-old foundation that supports research and technology transfer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a member of the NSF Engineering Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation as well as a member of the Council of Advisors for the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

What is James H. Thompson's net worth?

The estimated net worth of James H. Thompson is at least $44.15 million as of April 1st, 2024. Dr. Thompson owns 261,893 shares of QUALCOMM stock worth more than $44,149,922 as of April 16th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other assets that Dr. Thompson may own. Additionally, Dr. Thompson receives a salary of $1,290,000.00 as CTO at QUALCOMM. Learn More about James H. Thompson's net worth.

How old is James H. Thompson?

Dr. Thompson is currently 60 years old. There are 7 older executives and no younger executives at QUALCOMM. The oldest executive at QUALCOMM is Mr. Alexander H. Rogers, President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, who is 67 years old. Learn More on James H. Thompson's age.

What is James H. Thompson's salary?

As the CTO of QUALCOMM Incorporated, Dr. Thompson earns $1,290,000.00 per year. There are 2 executives that earn more than Dr. Thompson. The highest earning executive at QUALCOMM is Ms. Heather Ace, Chief Human Resources Officer, who commands a salary of $2,950,000.00 per year. Learn More on James H. Thompson's salary.

How do I contact James H. Thompson?

The corporate mailing address for Dr. Thompson and other QUALCOMM executives is 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. QUALCOMM can also be reached via phone at (858) 587-1121 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on James H. Thompson's contact information.

Has James H. Thompson been buying or selling shares of QUALCOMM?

During the last quarter, James H. Thompson has sold $1,346,160.00 of QUALCOMM stock. Most recently, James H. Thompson sold 8,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.27, for a transaction totalling $1,346,160.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief technology officer now directly owns 261,893 shares of the company's stock, valued at $44,068,735.11. Learn More on James H. Thompson's trading history.

Who are QUALCOMM's active insiders?

QUALCOMM's insider roster includes Derek Aberle (President), Cristiano Amon (CEO), James Cathey (Insider), Matthew Grob (EVP), Jeffrey Henderson (Director), Brian Modoff (EVP), Steven Mollenkopf (CEO), John Murphy (SVP), Akash Palkhiwala (CFO), Erin Polek (CAO), Erin Polek (CAO), Alexander Rogers (Insider), Donald Rosenberg (EVP), Michelle Sterling (EVP), and James Thompson (CTO). Learn More on QUALCOMM's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of QUALCOMM?

In the last twelve months, insiders at the wireless technology company sold shares 17 times. They sold a total of 96,421 shares worth more than $13,217,875.55. The most recent insider tranaction occured on April, 4th when CFO Akash J Palkhiwala sold 3,000 shares worth more than $520,470.00. Insiders at QUALCOMM own 0.1% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at QUALCOMM.

Information on this page was last updated on 4/4/2024.

James H. Thompson Insider Trading History at QUALCOMM

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
4/1/2024Sell8,000$168.27$1,346,160.00261,893View SEC Filing Icon  
3/1/2024Sell8,000$159.39$1,275,120.00269,893View SEC Filing Icon  
11/9/2023Sell10,000$120.11$1,201,100.00243,795View SEC Filing Icon  
9/13/2023Sell27,962$113.23$3,166,137.26241,369View SEC Filing Icon  
12/10/2021Sell9,900$183.39$1,815,561.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/11/2019Sell40,000$50.75$2,030,000.0062,301View SEC Filing Icon  
3/9/2018Sell50,126$62.66$3,140,895.16136,482View SEC Filing Icon  
4/21/2017Sell25,000$52.53$1,313,250.0076,246View SEC Filing Icon  
9/9/2016Sell10,000$60.94$609,400.0059,497View SEC Filing Icon  
2/14/2014Sell27,084$76.05$2,059,738.20View SEC Filing Icon  
11/26/2013Sell13,061$72.97$953,061.17View SEC Filing Icon  
9/5/2013Sell5,721$67.82$387,998.22View SEC Filing Icon  
5/31/2013Sell9,791$64.52$631,715.32View SEC Filing Icon  
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James H. Thompson Buying and Selling Activity at QUALCOMM

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QUALCOMM Company Overview

QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies for the wireless industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on 3G/4G/5G and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, computing, multimedia, and position location products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, LTE and/or OFDMA-based 5G standards and their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including 5G, artificial intelligence, automotive, consumer, enterprise, cloud, IoT, and extended reality, and investments, including non-marketable equity securities and, to a lesser extent, marketable equity securities, and convertible debt instruments. It also provides development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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