SAN DIEGO -- July 5, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced that it has entered into a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) worldwide enterprise infrastructure equipment license agreement with ExiO Communications, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has licensed ExiO Communications certain Qualcomm patents and technology to develop, manufacture and sell wireless infrastructure equipment for private, in-building or campus-wide network enterprise applications using cdmaOne™, cdma2000™ and Qualcomm's High Data Rate (HDR) technology.
"Private, in-building wireless systems are particularly attractive in the educational campus, airport, health care facility, retail establishment, government and manufacturing office environments, providing users mobility throughout their work environment while receiving and making mobile phone calls with all the features of their office telephone systems," said Marvin Blecker, senior vice president of business development for Qualcomm. "Qualcomm looks forward to ExiO Communications contributing to the expansion of the CDMA marketplace through its development of this new application."
"The rapid shift from circuit to packet based technology requires a new platform for a different communications architecture and infrastructure," said Ki Hyun Joo, president and CEO of ExiO. "ExiO has well-proven technologies and experienced knowledge to develop the most effective and highest quality IP-based CDMA wireless office system. ExiO's system easily integrates with existing IP and backhaul products and it offers the industry's most cost-effective solution for wireless office systems. Qualcomm's CDMA technology will enable ExiO to provide the needed mobility to its product line. ExiO has entered this market early and it is well placed to achieve the goal of providing the customer with an innovative solution for all wireless telecommunication markets."
ExiO Communications, Inc., a California Corporation, is the first provider to focus on enterprise wireless infrastructure products based on CDMA. ExiO produces wireless office solutions that integrate CDMA and Internet Protocol (IP) technologies into an enterprise wireless system providing service for voice, data, and Internet/Intranet applications. ExiO develops reliable Internet-based systems for customers requiring such a seamless product in order to build revolutionary in-building wireless infrastructure. ExiO is the premier solution provider in the world's enterprise and carrier wireless communication markets.
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 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 the most recent Form 10-Q.