SAN DIEGO and DALLAS -- August 2, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it has signed a commercial infrastructure license agreement with AirWalk Communications, Inc. Under the terms of the worldwide, royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted AirWalk a license under Qualcomm's CDMA patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell wireless infrastructure equipment for private, in-building or campus-wide network enterprise applications using cdmaOne™, CDMA2000 1X and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO/1xEV-DV technologies.
"Qualcomm is pleased to license AirWalk Communications to help them expand CDMA into the enterprise market," said Greg Cobb, vice president and assistant general manager of technology licensing for Qualcomm. "This agreement demonstrates Qualcomm's commitment to providing companies with solutions that enable them to build high-speed wireless enterprise equipment."
"AirWalk now has the opportunity to support U.S. and Asian enterprise service providers with complete, high-speed voice and data wireless networks," said Jake Han, CEO, AirWalk Communications Inc. "We look forward to contributing to a market segment that will allow us to grow our business."
AirWalk Communications Inc. (www.AirWalkcom.com) is a privately held U.S.-based Radio Access Network (RAN) innovator and manufacturer of next-generation digital wireless communications infrastructure. AirWalk's product line includes digital CDMA micro base stations and controllers as well as network interface products. The company's strong engineering resources, product integration and customer satisfaction have contributed to its success in Asia. AirWalk is positioning itself to be the leading provider of advanced CDMA micro base stations and controllers.
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 Company's 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 Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.