QUALCOMM has officially announced that it has elected a new member to its corporate Board of Directors. The new member is Jonathan Rubinstein, and brings more than 30 years of experience in mobile, computing, and computer electronics to the table according to QUALCOMM. Rubinstein’s last position was senior vice president of product innovation for HP.
Rubinstein has worked for some of the biggest companies in the technology industry, he was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Palm Global Business Unit. He acted as executive chairman for Palm in 2007 where he was involved with webOS. He also acted as CEO of Palm in June of 2009 until HP purchased it in 2010.
Perhaps the most famous position that Rubenstein held was at Apple where he ran the iPod division and is said to have been instrumental in creating the iPod and the iPod ecosystem. Rubinstein is also a member of the Amazon.com board.
Considering how webOS failed at every turn, Rubinstein doesn’t appear to have been tarnished by the failure. QUALCOMM CEO Paul E Jacobs says that the company is extremely pleased to welcome Jon as a board member.