SAN DIEGO -- February 2, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that Qualcomm's Learning Center was the recipient of the "Organization of the Year" award given by the San Diego Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Qualcomm's Learning Center was recognized for its commitment to developing and implementing progressive training, development and performance initiatives. The Learning Center was acknowledged for its innovative approaches to learning, including an employee interactive Web site that offers extensive learning resources. Qualcomm employees may choose from a variety of online courses and learning opportunities, such as training in leadership, management, engineering, computer applications and other business related technologies.
"Qualcomm is dedicated to providing the highest quality of learning opportunities for its employees. To be a recipient of this award is a great honor," said Tamar Elkeles, vice president of learning for Qualcomm. "This recognition highlights Qualcomm's commitment to employee development and our focus on aligning learning with our overall business objectives."
The award, accepted by Dr. Daniel Sullivan, senior vice president of human resources and Elkeles, was the second awarded to Qualcomm's Learning Center from ASTD after having received the same award in 1994.
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® e-mail 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 95 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.