SAN DIEGO -- October 9, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of Gary W. Garland to vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Digital Media. In this role, Mr. Garland will expand his current leadership as vice president of business development to assist in managing and driving strategic initiatives for Qualcomm's Digital Media business, including the Company's government business and digital cinema initiatives.
"As vice president of business development for Qualcomm Digital Cinema, Gary provided the leadership and strategic vision that has proven vital to our expansion into the emerging digital cinema market,'' said Kimberly Haile, president of Qualcomm Digital Media. "Gary's extensive background in high-tech business development, marketing and program management will enable Qualcomm Digital Media to deliver cutting-edge, digital communications technology solutions to the motion picture industry as well as advanced secure wireless networked solutions to the U.S. government and commercial markets.''
In his previous position as vice president of business development for Qualcomm Digital Cinema, Mr. Garland oversaw the development of a turn-key electronic cinema delivery system to distribute movies via electronic images to theaters using high-end compression and sophisticated encryption technology. This system aims to reduce industry costs associated with reproduction and distribution, and attack motion picture piracy using leading-edge encryption and electronic watermarking techniques.
Mr. Garland joined Qualcomm from Logicon Incorporated in 1992 as director of government marketing and was promoted to vice president two years later. Garland is experienced in both government and commercial electronic program development for a variety of different applications including training simulation, data link test and certification, and secure wireless communications systems.
Garland holds a bachelor's of science degree in Psychology from Stanford University. He is a former U.S. Navy carrier fighter pilot and also served as a commercial pilot with Continental Airlines for two years.
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; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and the 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 90 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 the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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.