SAN DIEGO -- August 11, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced a call for nominations for the Company's first annual 3G cdmA-List™ Awards. The program will honor the most innovative and successful enterprise wireless data solutions based on third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 networks, devices and business applications. The A-List Awards will judge a nominees' wireless data implementation on overall creativity, innovative industry use or quantifiable return-on-investment (ROI) for that company.
The awards program is open to companies of all sizes in various stages of deployment utilizing an array of devices including PC cards, PDAs, smartphones, telemetry modules and phones. Companies in industries ranging from utilities and public safety to pharmaceuticals and insurance are encouraged to apply. Partner organizations including value-added resellers, system integrators, independent software vendors and wireless carriers, may also tender nominations on behalf of their customers.
A panel of distinguished judges will select A-list winners. Judges include: Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, Computerworld; Mark Desautels, Vice President of Wireless Internet Caucus, CTIA; Iain Gillott, President, iGillottResearch; Bob Egan, President, Mobile Competency; Matt Purdue, Editor-in-Chief, Mobile Enterprise Magazine; Charles Nettles, Chief Technology Executive, McKesson Corporation; and James Ciriello, Executive Director, Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy, Boston University School of Management.
Winners will be recognized at a private reception in Las Vegas on October 21, 2003 at CTIA Wireless IT®&Entertainment 2003. Prizes for A-list winners will include airfare, accommodations, dining and entertainment in Las Vegas and a full conference entry badge to the show. Winners will also receive widespread company exposure in leading information technology, wireless and trade publications.
"As CDMA wireless solutions for the enterprise become increasingly prevalent and the technology continues to advance, companies that choose to implement wireless programs for their businesses enjoy distinct advantages over the competition," said Jan Dehesh, vice president of enterprise market development for Qualcomm. "The cdmA-List awards were created to honor those companies who have capitalized on mobile technology to enhance the quality of their business and advance their industry. Qualcomm looks forward to recognizing these leaders in next-generation wireless deployment."
To nominate a company for the 3G cdmA-List Awards, or to view a complete list of eligibility criteria and prizes, please visit www.3gcdmalist.com. Questions about the awards can be answered by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-888-8100. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2003.
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 is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.