Ex-Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs joins board of UK-based Arm as the two companies battle in court

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Arm, a semiconductor technology licensing firm, said Wednesday that former Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs has joined its board of directors — an unexpected move given that Arm and Qualcomm are embroiled in an increasingly contentious legal battle linked to high-performance processors. Jacobs served as Qualcomm’s chief executive from 2005 to 2014, and then as executive chairman until 2018. He left the board in March 2018 after exploring steps to take Qualcomm private following a failed hostile takeover attempt from rival Broadcom. In an interview, Jacobs said he knows Arm well from being …

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