SAN DIEGO -- December 14, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in digital wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced that it has named Peggy Johnson senior vice president and general manager of the newly formed Qualcomm Internet Services division. Johnson formerly held the post of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Kyocera Wireless following the sale of Qualcomm Consumer Products (QCP) to Kyocera. The new division is comprised of Eudora Products and other areas related to the development of wireless applications and services.
"Qualcomm is focused on innovation and driving the growth of CDMA worldwide," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, executive vice president and next president of Qualcomm. "Wireless data applications and Internet access are converging, but compelling applications are what will drive broad consumer acceptance and increase the overall size of the wireless market. I am pleased that we have someone of Peggy Johnson's caliber and experience to drive the development of Qualcomm's wired and wireless Internet applications."
Johnson began her career at Qualcomm in 1989 as a software engineer within Qualcomm's OmniTRACS division. She held several positions within OmniTRACS, including director of business development, where she was responsible for adding network management centers for the OmniTRACS system in Malaysia, Korea, Japan and Mexico; and vice president of technology, where she led the customer software group. She joined QCP in 1997 as vice president of business development and was appointed vice president of sales shortly thereafter. Johnson was named senior vice president of sales for QCP in April 2000 and took on the additional responsibilities of marketing for Kyocera Wireless in a transitional role after the sale of QCP to Kyocera.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Johnson worked as an engineer for General Electric's Military Electronics Division. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University.
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.