Dr. Ed Teidemann, Jr.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Ed is senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm Inc. and a Qualcomm Fellow. His career at Qualcomm started in 1988 - today he leads the wireless telecommunications firms’ worldwide standardization activities.
He was one of the key system designers on the team that pioneered the use of code division multiple access technology for cellular communications. He then led Qualcomm's effort in developing the IS-95 standard for cellular communications. A few years later, he led Qualcomm's and much of the industry's efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. He was instrumental to Qualcomm becoming involved in wideband code division multiple access and in embedded modules. Today there are more than one billion cell phones using a form of this multiple access technology, and Qualcomm is the largest supplier of ASICs, a three dimensional modeling system, to the cellular industry.
Prior to becoming involved with land-based wireless communications, Ed worked on numerous commercial and military satellite programs. From 1977 to 1988, he was at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.
Ed received his MSEE from Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1977. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in 1987 from MIT. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech in 1975.
Ed received Purdue University’s Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award in 2003 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 2011. Ed is currently president of the board of the Tiedemann Foundation.