Campbell, Calif. -- May 23, 2001 -- SnapTrack, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced the promotion of Tom Wrappe to senior vice president of marketing and product management for SnapTrack. Wrappe formerly held the post of vice president of program management for the Company's wireless position location products and solutions. In his new role, Wrappe will define and implement product-based strategies for SnapTrack, including all system, server, and subscriber terminal products supporting SnapTrack's patented Wireless Assisted GPS™ location solution for mobile devices.
"SnapTrack is focused on driving the broad adoption of Hybrid Wireless Assisted GPS-based location systems and supporting our partners in the field," said Steve Poizner, president of SnapTrack. "Tom's leadership, coupled with his experience from the semiconductor and wireless communications industries, will enhance the Company's efforts in marketing and deploying our products, and ensuring the success of our customers' service launches worldwide."
During Wrappe's tenure as vice president of product and program management, SnapTrack introduced commercial products for the mass market via its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) server and Integrated Circuit partners. Wrappe is a wireless communications veteran of more than 20 years, having held senior management and engineering positions with an array of companies, such as Texas Instruments, MCI Communications and Hughes Network Systems. He has been engaged in all aspects of wireless communications, from semiconductors to service provision. Wrappe holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is the holder of three issued patents related to applications of wireless communications systems.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, SnapTrack's patented Hybrid Wireless Assisted GPS architecture offers anytime, anywhere, accurate, high-speed location of a wireless caller, even inside buildings where conventional GPS does not operate. SnapTrack pioneered Wireless Assisted GPS and owns patents that are fundamental to the cost-effective deployment of Wireless Assisted GPS-based location systems. The Company's Wireless Assisted GPS products include the SnapSmart location server software system, the SnapCore™ multi-mode GPS solution and the SnapWARN™ GPS reference data feed service. SnapTrack has commercial agreements with major wireless chipset vendors that provide most of the wireless modem chipsets to the industry. In addition, many major carriers have chosen to deploy products and services incorporating SnapTrack technology. For more information, please visit http://www.snaptrack.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (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 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 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.