LAS VEGAS -- March 21, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the introduction of CDMA 2000, a course offered by Qualcomm's CDMA University. The course is designed to present the experienced telecommunications professional with a comprehensive description of a cdma2000 system based on key CDMA standards (TIA/EIA/IS-2000-A) with emphasis on the new features and capabilities of cdma2000. In addition to an overview of CDMA concepts and terminology, topics will include code sequences for the cdma2000 standard, and the frequency assignment for cdma2000 1x and 3x MC.
"The goal behind the development of the CDMA 2000 course is to help customers better understand the differences in IS-95 and IS-2000 systems," said Richard Dean, vice president of engineering for Qualcomm. "By understanding the cdma2000 standard, customers can accelerate their CDMA development and, in turn, help promote industry compliance to the cdma2000 family of specifications."
CDMA University has regularly updated courses designed to educate professionals on the benefits and capabilities of CDMA technology. CDMA University plans to expand its curriculum to include a course on cdma2000 1xEV technology.
A number of CDMA University courses are available at Qualcomm facilities in San Diego, Calif. as well as in Boulder, Colo. Qualcomm's staff of teaching professionals will also travel to most major domestic and international cities to deliver CDMA University courses.
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; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications development platform; Eudora® e-mail software; 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 100 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.