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Whether you're familiar with Qualcomm or not, you probably use their product (especially if you're reading this on your mobile device). The 30-something year old tech company makes the chips that help power the cellular technology we use today, found in iPhones and Androids alike. They've been in the news recently because some of the business they do in China could be at risk if the Trump administration escalates a threatened trade war. But as CEO Steven Mollenkopf explains, the most important and exciting work they do isn't concentrating on today — it's building for the technology of the future. 

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