SAN DIEGO -- August 28, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of Peggy Johnson to president of Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), a division of Qualcomm and part of the Wireless and Internet Group, focused on the next generation of wireless applications and services that will combine data and voice capabilities to better suit consumers' needs in a converged wireless Internet world. Ms. Johnson will expand her leadership role to focus on promoting and advancing the business initiatives for the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform.
"Under Peggy Johnson's outstanding leadership and with her extensive industry experience, Qualcomm Internet Services is driving the BREW initiative," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group. "Peggy and her team are creating new technology to support a vibrant third party developer community that is generating innovative applications for wireless devices."
Johnson began her career at Qualcomm in 1989 as a software engineer within Qualcomm's OmniTRACS® division. She held several positions within OmniTRACS, including director of business development and vice president of technology. She joined Qualcomm Consumer Products (QCP) in 1997 as vice president of business development and was appointed vice president of sales shortly thereafter. Johnson was named senior vice president of sales for QCP in April 2000 and took on additional responsibilities of marketing for Kyocera Wireless in a transitional role after the sale of QCP to Kyocera Wireless.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Johnson worked as an engineer for General Electric's Military Electronics Division. She holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University.
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 chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the 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.