SAN DIEGO -- January 22, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that Donald E. Schrock plans to retire as executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) on August 1, 2003. Following a successful 35-year career in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Schrock's decision to retire is based on his desire to spend more time with family. Effective immediately, Dr. Sanjay Jha has been appointed president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
"Under Don's leadership Qualcomm CDMA Technologies has become the world's leading supplier of CDMA chipsets. Don is well known for his ability to inspire the QCT organization to achieve excellence in both technical development and the nurturing of customer and supplier relationships," said Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "We will all miss Don and wish him the best, but we are pleased that he will remain as group president through July, assuring an orderly transition for our customers, suppliers and employees. We are fortunate to have Sanjay to accept the baton from Don. Sanjay worked with Don and the entire QCT team for several years, providing technical leadership in QCT. Most recently, he has been responsible for several innovative projects, including GSM1x. Sanjay is well qualified to provide the leadership and vision to take QCT to even higher levels of success."
"Sanjay possesses an excellent technical background in semiconductors, years of experience in driving critical MSM product development efforts, including CDMA2000 1X, and new business development experience which includes extensive interaction with customers, suppliers and wireless operators around the world," said Don Schrock, group president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Sanjay is the ideal person to lead QCT as we focus on the introduction of our next generation of industry-leading 3G CDMA chipsets and systems software solutions."
Dr. Sanjay Jha joined Qualcomm in 1994. He led QCT's hardware design engineering through five generations of MSM and CSM chipsets. In 2000, Dr. Jha spearheaded the formation of a new group within Qualcomm which is responsible for identifying new growth opportunities utilizing emerging core technologies such as GSM 1x. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Dr. Jha held senior semiconductor design engineering positions for both Brooktree and GEC Research Labs in London.
Sanjay Jha holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Strathclyde University, Scotland and a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from the University of Liverpool, England.
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.