In July 1985, seven industry veterans came together in the den of Dr. Irwin Jacobs' San Diego home to discuss an idea. Those visionaries - Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi and Harvey White - knew they wanted to build "QUALity COMMunications"
Qualcomm started out providing contract research and development services, with limited product manufacturing, for the wireless telecommunications market. One of the team's first goals was to develop a commercial product. This effort resulted in OmniTRACS®. Introduced in 1988, OmniTRACS is today the largest satellite-based commercial mobile system for the transportation industry.