SAN DIEGO -- January 4, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it has entered into a CDMA worldwide enterprise infrastructure equipment license agreement with GBase Communications, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has licensed GBase 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 cdma2000 1xEV technology.
"This license agreement will help facilitate the development of and progression toward the 'wireless campus,' private, in-building wireless systems that will provide users mobility throughout their work environment," said Marvin Blecker, senior vice president of technology transfer for Qualcomm. "Receiving and making mobile phone calls with all the features of office telephone systems will be made possible with the development of this new CDMA application. We look forward to working with GBase Communications as they begin rolling out enterprise infrastructure equipment."
"By integrating CDMA into our infrastructure equipment, GBase can expand its product offerings for the wireless voice/Internet market and provide solutions to support third-generation wireless communications IMT-2000 standards," said Dr. Kiomars Anvari, president&CEO for GBase Communications. "We will continue to build on our expertise as a leading supplier of innovative solutions for enhancing wireless mobile communications."
GBase Communications is a provider of advanced, innovative, scaleable and flexible Access Point products for wireless infrastructure markets which create significant competitive advantages for service providers. The company is developing advanced Wireless Access Point core technology that addresses major niche market segments and these products are targeted for 2001 market introduction. The products reflect the most current view in the market direction, (expansion of services and reduced subscriber cost to greater penetrate the market) by using technology to dramatically reduce the size and cost of wireless products which will support new services and establish new sources of revenues for the service provider customers. GBase's highly scaleable and intelligent Access Point technology will enable the company to establish strategic relationships with service providers that will cost effectively address the wireless Internet markets as well as the In-Premises wireless market.
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.