Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and CMP Media, a leading integrated media company serving the technology and healthcare industries, today announced a call for nominations for the second annual 3G cdmA-List™ Awards. The program, sponsored by Qualcomm and presented by CMP, will honor the most innovative and successful commercially deployed and commercially available enterprise wireless data solutions based on third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1X or 1xEV-DO technology. The A-List Awards will judge a nominee's wireless data implementation based on creativity and innovation, overall business impact, and quantifiable return-on-investment (ROI).
The awards program is open to companies of all sizes in various stages of deployment and using 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. A panel of distinguished judges will select A-List winners. Judges include: Andrew M. Seybold, president of Andrew Seybold Group; Mark Desautels, vice president of the Wireless Internet Caucus at CTIA; Iain Gillott, president of iGillottResearch; Joseph Braue, vice president/director at CMP Integrated Marketing Solutions; and Jan Dehesh, vice president, enterprise market development for Qualcomm.
Winners will be recognized at a private reception in San Francisco on October 25, 2004, at CTIA Wireless IT® & Entertainment 2004. Prizes for A-List winners include airfare, accommodations, dining and entertainment in San Francisco. Winners will also receive widespread company exposure in leading information technology, wireless and trade publications.
"Companies that implement wireless programs within their businesses are enjoying distinct advantages over their competition," said Dehesh. "The cdmA-List Awards honor those companies that have mobilized their workforces with 3G CDMA, enhanced the quality of their businesses and advanced their industries. This year we are also looking for nominees who have deployed wireless mobility solutions based on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, which has been commercially available in Washington, D.C. and San Diego since October 2003."
To enter or 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. Award inquiries can be directed by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to the awards hotline at (510) 271-0002. The deadline for entries is Sept. 3, 2004.
The annual 3G cdmA-List program was created by Qualcomm to honor mobility at work. In the program's inaugural year, Qualcomm awarded 11 companies for their successful deployment of CDMA-based mobile enterprise solutions. More information about the 2003 3G cdmA-List honorees and their innovative solutions can be found at: www.3gcdmalist.com/2003winners.html.
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.
CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.