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Co-founder of Qualcomm Irwin Jacobs Awarded NTHU Honorary Doctorate
On August 19 Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of the Qualcomm Corporation, was awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering from NTHU. At the conferral ceremony held in San Diego, California, NTHU President Hong Hocheng stated that in addition to being a renowned engineer and entrepreneur, through his long-term support of education and social causes, Jacobs embodies the spirit of the NTHU school motto: Self-discipline and social commitment.
 
President Hocheng went on to state that while NTHU is known around the world for academic excellence, NTHU also emphasizes the education of an entire person and Dr. Jacobs is an ideal model for all NTHU students. In addition to mentioning that Dr. Jacobs’ invention of code division multiple access (CDMA) was a major factor in the rapid development of mobile phone technology, President Hocheng also pointed out that Jacobs is widely admired for his support of humanitarian projects and his efforts to promote social responsibility in business.
 
Because NTHU was established at a turbulent time in East-West relations, the school has always had a global outlook. President Hocheng also mentioned that it was the technology developed at Qualcomm which enabled mobile phones and devices to have a world-wide range, and that this is the spirit of innovation which NTHU wants to acknowledge and promote.
 
Today Qualcomm is a leading designer of semiconductors, as well as a major producer of wireless communication devices. President Hocheng also stated that in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the areas of business, education, and philanthropy, in 2013 Jacobs was honored with a Distinguished Chair Professorship at NTHU.
 
Co-founder of Qualcomm Irwin Jacobs Awarded  NTHU Honorary Doctorate

Co-founder of Qualcomm Irwin Jacobs Awarded  NTHU Honorary Doctorate

Co-founder of Qualcomm Irwin Jacobs Awarded  NTHU Honorary Doctorate

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