Qualcomm has elected Jonathan Rubinstein to its board of directors. Mr. Rubinstein last served as senior vice president of Product Innovation for HP until January 2012. Prior to HP,  Mr. Rubinstein joined Palm as executive chairman in 2007. He led Palm as chairman and chief executive officer from June 2009, until it was acquired by HP in 2010.

Prior to his role at Palm, Rubinstein earned the nickname, ‘The Podfather,’ while running Apple’s iPod division. He also served as senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, at Apple.

Mr. Rubinstein previously held a number of engineering and leadership positions at different computing companies, such as Stardent Computer and NeXT Computer, and founded his own company, Firepower Systems.

Mr. Rubinstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a senior member of the IEEE and a board member of Amazon.

Mr. Rubinstein 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.