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Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) has dominated the mobile chip market over the last decade, but handset growth is slowing, and the company is looking to the Internet of Things (IoT) as its next big business opportunity. With IoT technologies ramping up quickly and the likelihood that cementing early leadership in the space will translate into long-term benefits, the chipmaker is making some crucial acquisitions to accelerate its position in tech's next big thing.

Click through the presentation below to get up to speed on Qualcomm's Internet of Things acquisitions history, and to learn how the purchases are shaping the company's next major growth avenue.