SAN DIEGO -- October 22, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that Dr. Daniel L. Sullivan, executive vice president of Human Resources for Qualcomm, has been named the 2001 Human Resources Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine. Dr. Sullivan was recognized on October 17 during an awards dinner.
The criteria for this honor included: the candidate's ability to handle significant problems or obstacles in the human resource field; the candidate's role and/or success in establishing the human resource function as an integral part of his or her organization; the candidate's management skills as demonstrated within the human resource function; and his or her contributions to the human resources profession as a whole.
"We at Qualcomm are pleased that Dr. Sullivan has been recognized as HR executive of the year," said Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "Dan has provided the leadership for Qualcomm to achieve the highest quality of human resource services to our employees. His recognition highlights Qualcomm's commitment to employee development and our focus on aligning human resources with overall business objectives."
Dr. Sullivan joined Qualcomm in 1992 and is currently responsible for all human resources functions at Qualcomm including: organization planning, compensation, benefits, learning, employee relations, corporate giving, staffing and leadership development for the Company's 6500 employees worldwide. Sullivan holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Nebraska. He also holds bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in Communication from Illinois State University and West Virginia University respectively.
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.