SAN DIEGO -- October 25, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the appointment of Luigi Gasparollo as vice president and managing director of European operations. In this role, Gasparollo will oversee business development for the European CDMA market.
"Luigi brings to Qualcomm vital industry knowledge and strategic relationships within the European wireless arena," said Jeff Jacobs, president of global development for Qualcomm. "We will leverage his valuable experience to continue to drive and support the adoption and deployment of third-generation CDMA wireless technologies."
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Gasparollo was managing director of international telecommunication operator, Elsacom in Holland, overseeing the service provisioning of Globalstar™ and other telecom services in 25 different countries throughout Europe. Gasparollo worked with many European GSM operators on the complexities of roaming between the GSM and Globalstar CDMA networks. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the E. Fermi in Rome.
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.