Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations and operations for Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), received San Diego Metropolitan's prestigious 40 Under Forty 2003 Award at the 4th Annual award luncheon held on Monday, September 15, 2003, at the San Diego Convention Center.
San Diego Metropolitan's 40 Under Forty 2003 Award recognizes 40 of the brightest young professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and civic leaders in San Diego County, who are under 40 years old, for their career triumphs and community contributions.
"With a strong passion and drive for the wireless industry, Bob is an exemplary leader in our organization and embodies the achievements that this award was created to honor," said Peggy Johnson, president, Qualcomm Internet Services. "We congratulate Bob on the public recognition of his hard work and commitment to Qualcomm and to the San Diego community."
Briggs began his career at Qualcomm in 1995, in various financial positions, eventually moving into the role of vice president of finance and operations for QIS, which included responsibility for QIS business development. In December 2002, Briggs was named vice president of global business relations and operations where he currently manages all contract negotiations with wireless operators. Briggs also oversees the day-to-day business operations of the division, including QIS technical support and systems operations.
Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), a division within the Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI) Group of Qualcomm Incorporated, is focused on the next generation of wireless applications and services, which will combine data and voice capabilities to better suit consumers' needs in a converged, wireless Internet world. QIS is responsible for a number of products enabling a genuinely useful wireless experience for consumers around the world, including the BREW™ system, QChat™ Push to Chat technology and Eudora® e-mail software.
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 is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
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