BEIJING -- Nov. 10, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced it has appointed Leo Zhang as general manager of Qualcomm China. Based in Beijing, Zhang will provide strategic direction and manage operations for Qualcomm's activities in China and work closely with Qualcomm's Chinese partners.
"Mr. Zhang's regional and industry experience will strengthen our efforts to bring CDMA digital technology to the region and assist China in fulfilling its telecommunications goals for the next millennium," said Anil T. Kripalani, senior vice president of standards planning and international administration for Qualcomm. "His experience in terrestrial and satellite-based communications will help promote the deployment of CDMA technology in China, a country with great demand for leading-edge wireless communications."
Zhang brings many years of industry experience to his position as general manager. He most recently served as director of commercial operations for Alcatel China Holding Ltd., where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations for Alcatel China. Previously, he served as regional vice president and general manager for Greater China, Cellular Infrastructure Division for DSC Communications Corporation in Beijing and as director, business development for Greater China for Motorola Space System Technology Group in Phoenix, Ariz. He has also managed network engineering and strategic planning for Bell Northern Research.
Zhang was born and grew up in Beijing, China and received a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from Qinghua University. Zhang later came to the United States for further education and received a master's of science degree in management of telecommunications from North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA phones; integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 1999 FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol QCOM.
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, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, 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 26, 1999, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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