Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it will engage in a joint research program with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). The program will focus on Qualcomm's proprietary Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. At a signing ceremony between Qualcomm and BUPT, Qualcomm also announced that it is sponsoring a scholarship for professors and students of BUPT studying CDMA technology.
"Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications is a prestigious university, well respected in the areas of telecommunications education and research and development projects," said Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "This partnership is a value-added opportunity to collaborate on CDMA technology."
CDMA has gained worldwide acceptance by offering capacity, coverage and voice quality advantages over other wireless technologies. As the primary developer of CDMA technology and a leading manufacturer of CDMA products and services, Qualcomm continues to drive the design, direction, standardization, research and development of CDMA.
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications is a major base for training qualified scientists and technicians in the fields of posts and telecommunications in China. In the 40 years since its founding, it has provided the various departments in China's posts and telecom sectors with nearly 40,000 graduates. Its academic disciplines and special fields of study cover several areas within communications. Combined with a strong teaching and research force, the university occupies a leading position among China's educational institutions.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's products, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 1997 and most recent Form 10-Q.
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