SAN DIEGO and SHENZHEN, China -- May 20, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, specializing in customized network solutions for telecom carriers in fixed, mobile and data communications networks, today announced that they have signed a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (data optimized) design transfer agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Huawei Technologies will utilize Qualcomm's design technology to develop CDMA2000 1xEV-DO infrastructure modem card equipment that will enable high-speed wireless Internet access anywhere, anytime.
"Qualcomm is pleased to have a leading manufacturer such as Huawei Technologies join a growing list of wireless infrastructure manufacturers that have recognized the benefits of Qualcomm's CDMA2000 1xEV-DO design technology," said Barbara Noerenberg, vice president of program management for Qualcomm. "This agreement will facilitate Huawei Technologies' participation in the rapidly growing wireless Internet market in China and other parts of the world."
"The demand for wireless data connectivity is increasing and this agreement will allow us to more quickly develop high-speed, high-quality infrastructure equipment that will enable true 3G capabilities," said Yu Chengdong, director of 3G products for Huawei Technologies Co. "As the wireless market begins to offer more enhanced and compelling wireless data services, we will continue to support and provide innovative and advanced CDMA products and solutions. Additionally, Huawei's CDMA2000 1X system supports 1xEV?DO with software and channel card migration, allowing service providers to leverage heavily from previous investments and existing networks in the future."
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO enables "always on" data to be sent over Personal Communication Service (PCS) and cellular wireless networks at speeds comparable to Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or cable modems, at a lower cost-per-byte than any other 3G technology in development today. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO provides peak data rates up to 2.4 Megabits per second (Mbps) and supports demanding applications such as streaming video and large file downloads.
Founded in 1988, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of telecom equipment. It is one of the largest network solutions providers in Asia. Huawei's range of products cover main communications areas including, switching, SDH/DWDM transmission, optical access networks, mobile and wireless communications, ATMs, data communications, intelligent networks, support networks (STP, BITS) and video conferencing.
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; QChat™ push-to-talk technology; 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 traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the companies' ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the companies serve, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Qualcomm's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.