SAN DIEGO -- January 29, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, joined forces with regional homeland security agencies and technology partners to augment existing security measures for Super Bowl XXXVII. Qualcomm, in partnership with the San Diego Regional Network on Homeland Security (RNHS) and other technology companies, assisted the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) with security preparations for Super Bowl XXXVII by providing technology and products based on CDMA technology.
Qualcomm provided wireless phones capable of carrying government-classified information over commercial cellular networks to federal law enforcement agencies and federal task force entities. These phones, referred to as the Qsec-800®, are National Security Agency certified cellular phones developed through a U.S. Government contract with Qualcomm. The phones represent a first step in securing the nation's cellular communications using the extensive CDMA network that is commercially available.
In addition to the secure wireless handsets, Qualcomm had worked out an architecture that allowed the SDPD to access data, such as real time video as supplied by cameras, using digital technology from cVideo, at Qualcomm Stadium, over commercial CDMA2000 1X networks. Qualcomm's expertise in security ensured these data capabilities met the high standards set by the United States Department of Justice and local law enforcement.
The enhancements through CDMA technology provided the SDPD and others an opportunity to evaluate how new information technologies can enhance the region's capabilities to manage critical incidents.
"Qualcomm and other technology companies volunteered their time, expertise and technical capabilities to successfully create or demonstrate communication capabilities that the SDPD and other law enforcement agencies tested and deployed for the game," said Bob Davis, Super Bowl security planning technical director and member of the San Diego Police Department. "These security efforts assisted in providing a safe environment that allowed all of the spectators at Qualcomm Stadium to enjoy the big game."
"The attributes of CDMA technology make it a logical choice when looking for ways to leverage cutting-edge electronics and information technology in enhancing existing security measures," said Kimberly M. Koro, president of Qualcomm Digital Media. "The Super Bowl was a great opportunity to showcase Qualcomm's CDMA wireless secure handsets that incorporate end-to-end encryption and other strong security features. These handsets can enable Homeland Security users to communicate with each other at any level of security with guaranteed interoperability."
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 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.