SAN DIEGO -- July 13, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in digital wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced that 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS), a leading supplier of modems, will bundle Qualcomm's popular Eudora® email program on CDs with its U.S. Robotics branded modems worldwide. As one of the newest members of the Eudora eTeam 2000 affiliates program, 3Com will gain increased visibility for U.S. Robotics through co-branding in the Eudora email user interface.
"3Com's customers will receive the benefit of increased value-add, while 3Com will receive the benefit of brand awareness as a member of the Eudora eTeam 2000 program," said Jeffrey K. Belk, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Eudora Products. "Eudora is the ideal electronic vehicle for 3Com to achieve high visibility both online and offline."
Benefits to 3Com
Eudora's eTeam 2000 co-branding initiative with 3Com includes placement of the U.S. Robotics' logo within the user interface of Eudora in Sponsored mode. The U.S. Robotics logo will be prominently displayed in the bottom, right portion of the frame in the Eudora user interface. Advantages to this type of co-branding presence are that the logo is a clickable link when the user is online and will continue to display even when users are working in Eudora offline. A click on the U.S. Robotics logo while online takes the user to the U.S. Robotics home page.
Eudora eTeam 2000
The Eudora eTeam 2000 program builds upon Eudora's established distribution program, which currently has more than 1,000 participating ISPs, software and hardware vendors, Web sites, book and magazine publishers, and non-profit organizations. The Eudora eTeam 2000 program gives partners the opportunity to tap into the rapidly growing user base of free Eudora 4.3 in Sponsored mode. Qualcomm has seen more than 1 million downloads of this newest version of Eudora since it was commercially released in mid-February.
About Eudora Email
Qualcomm's Eudora email software offers three user-selectable modes, including a sponsor-supported mode that provides the full-featured program to consumers free of charge. The software displays static onscreen advertisements that do not interfere with the user's email workspace or appear in the body of email messages. U.S. consumer email volume is expected to increase from 132 billion messages in 1999 to almost 432 billion in 2003, according to Jupiter Communications. To handle this growing email traffic volume, free Eudora in Sponsored mode offers industrial-strength features such as extensive filtering, powerful search capabilities, automatic name completion, and the ability to manage multiple accounts within the single program.
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 wirelesstelecommunications 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 most recent Form 10-Q.