Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that Gina Lombardi, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm Internet Services, received the prestigious YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award at the 23rd Annual TWIN Awards luncheon held Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the San Diego Convention Center. The TWIN Award recognizes successful women executives throughout the United States for their outstanding achievements and positive contributions to their organizations.
"With her many accomplishments and her tireless dedication to Qualcomm and the wireless industry, Gina is clearly a deserving recipient of this award," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "Gina epitomizes what the TWIN Award represents through the leadership she provides."
Lombardi began her career at Qualcomm in 1990, eventually moving into product development and management in the mid 1990s. After driving a number of successful product launches for Qualcomm Consumer Products, Lombardi spearheaded the development and deployment of the core engineering and product management group that created Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform. Lombardi also holds 10 design patents for Qualcomm CDMA handsets.
"I admire and respect the YWCA for the values it promotes in women everywhere, in every walk of life," said Lombardi. "To be recognized with a TWIN Award is truly a great honor."
Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), a division within the Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI) Group of Qualcomm Incorporated, is focused on the next generation of wireless applications and services, which will combine data and voice capabilities to better suit consumers' needs in a converged, wireless Internet world. QIS is responsible for a number of products enabling a genuinely useful wireless experience for consumers around the world, including the BREW platform, QChat™ Push to Chat technology and Eudora® e-mail products.
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 BREW applications platform; QChat Push to Chat 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 the S&P 500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.