SAN DIEGO -- February 24, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, today announced that Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, packaging, paper, building products, pulp and related chemicals, will enhance its fleet management system with Qualcomm's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)-based digital wireless communications solution. Georgia-Pacific has signed a contract with Qualcomm to equip 300 of its vehicles with Qualcomm'sOmniExpress® mobile communications system andMVPc® in-vehicle computers with theFleetAdvisor® on-board mobile applications.
"Qualcomm has delivered powerful fleet tracking and management products and services to private fleets for over 10 years," stated Glynn Spangenberg, vice president of transportation and logistics business operations for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "We are pleased to offer Georgia-Pacific a complete driver productivity solution."
"In being able to manage our distribution resources and performance data in real-time, we are experiencing significant savings by reducing operational costs, while providing superior customer service and improving on-time delivery performance," said Jeff Houston, national logistics and fleet manager for Georgia-Pacific. "Qualcomm's mobile fleet communications system provides improved fleet management crucial to our successful business operations."
Georgia-Pacific conducted financial modeling in evaluating use of Qualcomm's solutions and expects to significantly improve productivity per day per driver with use of Qualcomm's OmniExpress system and FleetAdvisor applications.
Qualcomm's MVPc is capable of running hand-held PC Pro, industry, or custom Microsoft Windows® CE applications to provide in-vehicle processing power for the flexible and effective management of a mobile workforce.
The FleetAdvisor in-vehicle application consists of real-time communications, a global positioning system, full function on-board computing using the MVPc in-vehicle computer, host-based fleet management application suite, extensive fleet management reports, and back-office integration. Other FleetAdvisor on-board applications include automatic arrive and depart time stamps, driver activity reporting, transaction recording and driver's schedule.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, packaging, paper, building products, pulp and related chemicals. With 2002 annual sales of more than $23 billion, the company employs approximately 65,000 people at 400 locations in North America and Europe. Its familiar consumer tissue brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri®, Green Forest® and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Georgia-Pacific's building products distribution segment has long been among the nation's leading wholesale suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. For more information, visitwww.gp.com.
Qualcomm, the leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, has helped the industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of theOmniTRACS® mobile communications system provided companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Its fleet management solutions continue to set the standard by offering products and services that meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. With OmniExpress, a CDMA-based digital wireless communications and tracking system, along with other industry-leading technologies, Qualcomm continues to expand into new mobile markets. With a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day and over 460,000 Qualcomm mobile systems shipped to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm continues to lead the industry in providing wireless data solutions.
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 variations in the utilization of Qualcomm's fleet management products, 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.