Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Cristiano Amon has been promoted to executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president of QCT, effective immediately.
During Amon's 18-year tenure, his leadership has been instrumental in driving revenue growth in the core business and now the expansion into adjacent areas. This promotion is a recognition of Amon's unique mix of business, engineering and operational skills. He has provided exceptional leadership in expanding QCT's product roadmap - positioning Qualcomm as the industry leader in mobile technology; successfully building the chipset strategy and business in China, establishing Qualcomm's position in this critical region; and developing deep and strategic customer relationships critical to the Company's long-term success.
"Cristiano has been managing QCT's product roadmap since 2008 - a period of unprecedented growth and innovation for Qualcomm and the industry. He is the right person to lead QCT for a new era of expansion in our semiconductor business," said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and has subsequently held numerous business and technical leadership roles. For the past three years, Amon has been responsible for Qualcomm's semiconductor business as co-president of QCT and a member of Qualcomm's executive committee. He also previously served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions in NEC, Ericsson and Velocom Inc. Amon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Murthy Renduchintala, who has served as QCT co-president for the past three years, will be leaving Qualcomm.