Qualcomm is a US telecom company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets CDMA chipsets, system software and subscriber products. It also licenses and receives royalty payments on its CDMA technology from major domestic and international telecommunications equipment suppliers. Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California. In Latin America, it has offices in Argentina, Brazil, and México.