Jon Rubinstein joins Qualcomm's board of directors

Jon Rubinstein joins Qualcomm's board of directors
The mastermind behind the Palm Pre and the HP TouchPad Jon Rubinstein has now joined Qualcomm’s board of directors bringing his over 30 years of experience in mobile computing.

Rubinstein comes to Qualcomm after a short gig as senior vice president of product innovation with HP where he launched the HP TouchPad tablet. That device was killed a month after rolling out and other products in HP’s pipeline like the HP Pre 3 smartphone were also nixed. Rubinstein left HP almost a year and a half ago.

Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs welcomed Rubinstein to his new position saying that “his experience in creating revolutionary consumer electronics and mobile products will provide added insight to Qualcomm’s board as we continue to expand the scope and impact of wireless products and technology, improving and enhancing people’s lives around the world.”

Rubinstein started his career at NeXT and joined Apple in 1996. He played a role in developing the iMac and PowerMac and later contributed to the Apple iPod that would change the face of the company and bring it into mobile.

source: Qualcomm

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