Campbell, Calif. -- October 15, 2001 -- SnapTrack, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced the appointment of Steve Brown to vice president of worldwide sales for SnapTrack. Based at SnapTrack headquarters in Campbell, California, Brown brings 15 years of high-tech and communications experience to SnapTrack's team and will have full responsibility for sales and business development on a global basis. Brown will manage SnapTrack's worldwide sales and applications engineering team, and sell SnapTrack products to major systems, platform and infrastructure OEMs, systems integrators and strategic partners, who enable safety and value-added location-based systems for wireless carriers and service bureaus worldwide.
"Steve brings to SnapTrack's sales force vital industry knowledge and strategic relationships," said Bret Sewell, president of SnapTrack. "We will aggressively leverage his valuable experience to respond quickly to industry demands for the high-performance location capability available from our Hybrid Wireless Assisted GPS technology."
Brown formerly served as vice president of sales for Corsair Communications, and was responsible for prepaid wireless solutions, and new distribution and development partnerships. Brown was also responsible for developing business and growth strategies for the company's Asia market, establishing new business and distribution partners throughout the region. Brown's 15-year career also encompasses experience at Octel Communications, Hewelett-Packard and Quantum Corporation.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, SnapTrack pioneered Wireless Assisted GPS™ and owns patents that are fundamental to the cost-effective deployment of Wireless Assisted GPS-based location systems. SnapTrack's 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. 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 chipsets 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.