SAN DIEGO -- October 16, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm, has been inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2001. Dr. Jacobs was among the 180 new Fellows who attended the 2001 American Academy Induction ceremony, held on October 13, 2001 in Pound Hall at the Harvard Law School and at the House of Academy in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Jacobs joins a select group of scholars and luminaries who have received the honor for their unique contributions to the nation and the world, including former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, music producer Quincy Jones, stem cell researcher Brigid Hogan, humanities professor Andrew Delbanco and SunAmerica Chairman Eli Broad.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Jacobs has been a pioneer in developing innovative technological applications that have revolutionized digital communications technology. In 1985, Dr. Jacobs founded Qualcomm, and has served as chairman and CEO since the Company's inception. He has led Qualcomm through technical innovation, with international activities in digital wireless telephony, mobile satellite communications and Internet software. Prior to founding Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs co-founded LINKABIT, a San Diego-based telecommunications company. Prior to his business career, he was on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and master of science and doctorate of science degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in the midst of the American Revolution by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other leaders of the young nation, and was chartered "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of its membership, which includes 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners, the Academy carries out its work through path-breaking studies in areas such as arms control, education, and the history and future of the humanities.
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 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.