SAN DIEGO -- January 22, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of James A. Clifford to senior vice president for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), the integrated circuits and system software division of Qualcomm.
In his new role, Clifford will oversee all operational activities for QCT, including all aspects of the division's quality, wafer fab foundry and packaging organizations.
"Jim's ongoing overall leadership and semiconductor experience have been instrumental in QCT's success," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "His contributions are sincerely appreciated and we look forward to his continued help in guiding our strong growth for the future."
Clifford supported OmniTRACS product development for two years before joining QCT in 1996. Since 1997, he has served as vice president for QCT. With more than 25 years of leadership experience for a variety of engineering, semiconductor and manufacturing companies, Clifford has been recognized as an intuitive problem solver who quickly and accurately assesses situations and brings about effective solutions. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Clifford worked for UNISYS Corporation, where he held several key roles, including vice president and general manager of UNISYS' Component Engineering and Procurement Organizations; director of engineering; and assistant program general manager.
Clifford holds a bachelor's of science degree in physics from San Diego State University and is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego's Graduate Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers.
QCT, a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, is a developer and supplier of CDMA integrated circuits, hardware and software solutions, and tools, with more than 118 million cumulative shipments of MSM chips worldwide. QCT offers wireless position location technology by SnapTrack™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. QCT supplies chipsets to the world's leading CDMA handset and infrastructure manufacturers including: Acer Peripherals, Inc., ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.; CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.; FUJITSU LIMITED; Hitachi, Ltd.; Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.; KYOCERA CORPORATION; LG Information and Communications, Ltd.; Samsung Electronics Ltd.; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; and Toshiba Corporation, among others.
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 CDMA integrated circuits 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.