Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 01, 2017
Mar. 02, 2017
Jul. 03, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION    
Entity Central Index Key 0000882508    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-01    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Jan. 01, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   68,173,965  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 57,912,775