A hundred new technology jobs are to be created at the Mahon-based US technology company Qualcomm in Cork.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next generation wireless technologies.

The company has a 50% in the smartphone chip market.

It employs 26,600 people worldwide.

The news jobs are being supported by the IDA.

Qualcomm has been in Cork since last April, and has had operations in Dublin for the past five years.