CAMPBELL, Calif. -- June 18, 2001 -- SnapTrack, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced the promotion of Bret Sewell to president of SnapTrack. Sewell fills the vacancy left by Steve Poizner following his departure for a leave of absence from the Company. Sewell formerly held the post of senior vice president and general manager for SnapTrack.
"It's a real honor to be leading the team here at SnapTrack," said Bret Sewell, president of SnapTrack. "Since the early stages of the Company, we've been focused on innovation in the field of GPS-based wireless location technologies, and have forged a strong position for ourselves in the wireless location industry. I'm looking forward to building on this success as we support our carrier partner product deployments this year in North America, Korea and Japan, while pushing the envelope of wireless location technology in conjunction with our parent company, Qualcomm."
"The promotion of Bret Sewell to president of SnapTrack continues a tradition of excellence for which SnapTrack is well known," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Under Bret's direction, we are confident that SnapTrack will not only maintain its leadership in the wireless position location industry, but also continue to drive advances in wireless telecommunication technologies."
Sewell has supported SnapTrack for four years by building business relationships with SnapTrack's global customers and partners, and managed SnapTrack's worldwide field organization. Fluent in Japanese, Sewell has 18 years of international technology sales, marketing and management experience, including starting and building successful international divisions for major telecommunications systems companies such as Octel Communications and Aspect Telecommunications. He received a master's degree in international studies from the Lauder Institute of International Management, an MBA from The Wharton School, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, SnapTrack is focused on integrating GPS and two-way wireless technologies. SnapTrack's patented 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 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 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.