In a measure designed to improve high technology education for San Diego students, Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and the NFL Alumni, today announced that they have provided Horace Mann Middle School with much needed technology resources. This award is part of Qualcomm's NFL Alumni Tech for Kids program and was developed by the NFL Alumni as part of their Caring for Kids® initiative. Qualcomm, the NFL Alumni and other leading technology partners presented the new equipment and monetary donations for the school's technology programs at a ceremony held today at the school.
Qualcomm's NFL Alumni Tech for Kids program is designed to highlight the importance of education and technology in the lives of children and help further their future careers. The new lab has been equipped with new computer systems including monitors, printers, digital cameras, projectors, two-way radios and a server. Previously, 1,400 students at Mann Middle School shared 19 laptops, 11 desktops and various other outdated and obsolete computer equipment in the school's lab.
"Providing critical resources for education and fostering the development of today's students into tomorrow's leaders is a commitment we're proud of at Qualcomm," said Dr. Daniel L. Sullivan, executive vice president of human resources for Qualcomm. "We strongly believe in the value of education at all levels and particularly, in the importance for middle school students to be able to share the benefits and excitement of a high technology future."
"We're pleased to team with Qualcomm as our title sponsor to bring our 'Caring for Kids' efforts to San Diego," said Frank Krauser, president and CEO, NFL Alumni. "With Qualcomm's significant contribution to the NFL Alumni, we are able to reinforce the importance of education, safe Internet practices and the use of technology to drive our children's education."
NFL players were on hand to make the event memorable for the students. Players included Marcellus Wiley, defensive end, San Diego Chargers; Terry Charles, wide receiver, San Diego Chargers; Josh Norman, tight end, San Diego Chargers; Seth Buford, back-up quarterback, San Diego Chargers; and Byron Chamberlin, tight end, Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL is a 501 (c) (3) charity comprised of former NFL players and associate members who work voluntarily to raise funds for youth oriented causes. The NFL Alumni advances its motto of "Caring for Kids" from its national headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and 30 additional chapters located across the country.
Qualcomm's corporate giving program is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its employees work and live through both cash and non-cash donations to eligible non-profit organizations. Qualcomm Giving donates to organizations in three major categories: math and science education, arts and culture, and health and human services.
Qualcomm supports programs that help individuals gain greater access to information-age tools and the skills to use them. Qualcomm's contribution to education focuses on providing resources for the development and training of math and science teachers in San Diego, and strengthening the relationship among San Diego's universities, the local kindergarten through twelfth-grade system, and the larger community. Qualcomm has also been instrumental in creating San Diego's High Tech High School, one of the first tuition-free, publicly-funded charter schools of its kind. At High Tech High, computers, math, science and engineering play a central role in the curriculum, which focuses on experiential learning and problem-solving skills.
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. 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.
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.