SAN DIEGO - December 12, 2002 - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today filed suit against Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in federal court in San Diego for infringement of three Qualcomm patents that cover inventions relating to the transmission, reception and processing of radio signals by wireless telephones. Qualcomm's complaint states that Maxim is infringing the patents by the manufacture and sale of integrated circuits for use in wireless handsets. The allegedly infringing Maxim products do not compete with Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) family of integrated circuits but are designed to interoperate with those products. Qualcomm seeks an injunction against the continued manufacture and sale of these products as well as monetary damages.
"Qualcomm's extensive investments in research and development have yielded valuable innovations in the field of RF transmission and reception that Qualcomm has incorporated into its cutting-edge integrated circuit products and protected through the patent system," said Louis Lupin, senior vice president and general counsel for Qualcomm. "Qualcomm will not allow competitors to benefit unfairly from Qualcomm's innovations in violation of Qualcomm's patent rights."
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital technology. 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, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.