SAN DIEGO -- March 30, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of Kimberly Haile to senior vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Digital Media. Ms. Haile will expand the leadership role she previously held as senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Digital Media, a division of Qualcomm, to focus on expanding existing businesses and identifying and opening new markets.
"Under Kim Haile's leadership, Qualcomm Digital Media has developed cutting-edge, digital communications technology solutions for the motion picture industry and advanced secure wireless networked solutions for the U.S. Government and commercial markets," said Rich Sulpizio, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm. "By leveraging Qualcomm's innovative and proven technologies, Ms. Haile will continue to provide leadership as the division makes inroads into the emerging market for digital media."
Ms. Haile joined Qualcomm in November 1989 as a member of the OmniTRACS contracts and legal department. Over the last 10 years, she has continued to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership that includes director of contracts and international programs and vice president of business development for OmniTRACS. Later as vice president of operations for CommSystems, she assisted in the management of Globalstar and other businesses until her assignment to senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Digital Media.
Before joining Qualcomm, Ms. Haile practiced business law with Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye. Ms. Haile holds a J.D. cum laude from the University of San Diego, where she was a member of the law review, and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado.
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 business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents which are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 75 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 1999 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® 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.