Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey K. Belk to senior vice president of marketing for Qualcomm.
Reporting into Qualcomm's office of the chairman, Mr. Belk will be responsible for Qualcomm's marketing and corporate communications efforts worldwide. He previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Eudora Products. Under Mr. Belk's guidance, Eudora had three major product releases, and transitioned from a "box software" business to a high visibility Internet/Electronic Distribution product. Qualcomm recently introduced its new 5.0 version and has more than one million active users of the ad-supported version of the full desktop Eudora email client.
Mr. Belk joined Qualcomm in early 1994 and worked in business development roles prior to his assignment leading Qualcomm Consumer Products' (QCP) marketing team in the summer of 1995. He initiated Qualcomm's global branding and marketing campaigns as QCP's director and then vice president of marketing. In 1998, his role expanded to include overall responsibility for corporate marketing and corporate communications as vice president of marketing for Qualcomm. Mr. Belk's career also includes more than ten years in the PC industry, in sales, marketing, and product management positions. He received a bachelor's of arts degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a master of business administration degree from the University of California, Irvine.
"Qualcomm is focused on driving the earliest possible adoption of third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless systems," said Paul E. Jacobs, executive vice president and next president of Qualcomm. "Jeff's leadership, coupled with his experience from the PC, Internet and wireless industries will enhance the company's efforts in marketing both existing and 3G CDMA wireless voice and data communications."
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 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 24, 2000, and most recent Form 10-Q.