Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 30, 2018
Mar. 08, 2019
Jul. 01, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION    
Entity Central Index Key 0000882508    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-30    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 30, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   96,983,616  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 99,873,301