Press Release

Qualcomm Signs CDMA License Agreement with PhotoJet

May 16, 2000SAN DIEGO

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

SAN DIEGO -- May 16, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and PhotoJet LLC, a San Diego-based developer of wireless imaging technologies, today announced that they have entered into a worldwide CDMA license agreement for wireless digital cameras. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted PhotoJet a multi-million dollar, royalty-bearing license to develop, manufacture and sell wireless cameras for CDMA and High Data Rate (HDR) wireless applications, including cellular, Personal Communications Services (PCS) and wireless local loop, using Qualcomm's proprietary CDMA technology and patents.

"The consumer need for untethered mobile communications combined with the capacity and quality benefits that CDMA technology provides will result in the introduction of many different types of commercial devices designed to communicate wirelessly," said Steve Altman, president of Qualcomm Technology Alliances. "Qualcomm is pleased to enter into this license agreement with PhotoJet for the design, manufacture and sale of CDMA wireless cameras, which we believe represents an exciting market opportunity for the wireless industry. Innovative products, such as PhotoJet's offering, that provide new applications for the capture and transmission of images will help accelerate the convergence of wireless and Internet services."

"PhotoJet has chosen Qualcomm's CDMA technology to support our goal of deploying wireless cameras worldwide and providing wireless image access to consumers and businesses through the Internet," said Richard A. Murray, President and CEO of PhotoJet. "We look forward to working closely with Qualcomm to establish new standards of excellence and leadership in CDMA wireless camera data connectivity."

PhotoJet LLC was founded in 1996 by former Encad co-founders George Kirk Branner and Richard A. Murray. Combining years of imaging and technology expertise with the emerging wireless web, PhotoJet is revolutionizing the way the world takes pictures. By merging digital imaging with wireless technologies and the worldwide web, PhotoJet creates products, technologies and services that are changing photography forever. For more information about PhotoJet, please visit the Company's Web site at ( or call (858) 695-3006.

Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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 that 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 the S&P 500 Index and is a 2000 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.


Qualcomm, OmniTRACS and Eudora are registered trademarks and OmniExpress is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. PhotoJet is a registered trademark of PhotoJet LLC. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

©2021 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies.

References to "Qualcomm" may mean Qualcomm Incorporated, or subsidiaries or business units within the Qualcomm corporate structure, as applicable.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses. Qualcomm products referenced on this page are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Materials that are as of a specific date, including but not limited to press releases, presentations, blog posts and webcasts, may have been superseded by subsequent events or disclosures.

Nothing in these materials is an offer to sell any of the components or devices referenced herein.