Jon Rubinstein is a new member of Qualcomm’s Board of Directors, the company has announced.
In his last position, he served as a senior VP of Product Innovation for Hewlett-Packard until January 2012. During Rubinstein’s tenure, HP launched the webOS-based Touchpad tablet, and before that – he was an executive chairman at Palm. Prior to that, he earned the nickname, “The Podfather,” while running Apple’s iPod division, where he was instrumental in creating the iPod and its robust ecosystem. He also served as senior VP of Hardware Engineering, where he was responsible for overhauling the Apple’s engineering teams, product roadmaps, manufacturing processes and leading the rapid rollout of the iMac.
Rubinstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a senior member of the IEEE and a board member of Amazon.com. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University.