SAN DIEGO -- February 14, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced an amendment to Rohde&Schwarz' existing CDMA test equipment license agreement. Prior to the amendment, Rohde&Schwarz' CDMA license covered only cdmaOne™ applications. Under the terms of the amended multi-million dollar agreement, Qualcomm has granted Rohde&Schwarz a license to use certain Qualcomm patents, as well as purchase Qualcomm's advanced integrated circuits and system software for the manufacture and supply of test equipment products for current and third-generation (3G) CDMA (cdma2000, cdma2000 1xEV, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA) applications.
"Qualcomm is pleased to amend Rohde&Schwarz' license to enable them to support the current CDMA market as well as participate in the next generation CDMA market," said Marvin Blecker, senior vice president of technology transfer for Qualcomm. "Rohde&Schwarz is now well positioned to offer manufacturers and system providers high-quality test equipment required to develop 3G CDMA products and services."
"Rohde&Schwarz is committed to maintaining its leading role in test solutions for advanced wireless communications," said Michael Vohrer, executive vice president of Rohde&Schwarz Test and Measurement Division. "Our innovative products will allow our customers to keep pace with the demands and challenges of the rapidly growing wireless industry. Our test equipment for 3G CDMA standards will continue to provide the highest performance and highest test speed for the CDMA market."
The Rohde&Schwarz Group of companies with headquarters in Munich develops, produces and markets Communications and T&M instruments and systems with emphasis on mobile radio, broadcasting, EMC measurements, general-purpose and RF test equipment, radio monitoring and radio location, radio communications as well as IT security. Rohde&Schwarz has subsidiaries and representatives in more then 70 countries. The group with 5000 employees achieves an annual turnover in excess of 800 million Euro worldwide.
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.
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.