Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the appointment of Richard Sulpizio as president for MediaFLO, including MediaFLO USA, Inc. and MediaFLO Technologies. In this position, Sulpizio will provide strategic direction and manage all of MediaFLO's operations, including overseeing the development and deployment of MediaFLO technology, wholesaling of content-delivery services to U.S. wireless operators, deployment of the nationwide MediaFLO USA network, acquisition and aggregation of multimedia content, and handset availability. Sulpizio will report directly to Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Qualcomm CEO-elect and continue in his role as a member of the Company's board of directors.
“As Qualcomm's former president and chief operating officer, Rich was instrumental in the daily operations of Qualcomm. He brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to MediaFLO,” said Dr. Jacobs. “With Rich's guidance, MediaFLO's compelling technology will enable a quantum leap in the quality and profitability of multimedia services.”
“I am pleased to be able to provide my operational expertise as Qualcomm leads this emerging market with a complete mobile wireless multimedia solution,” said Sulpizio. “MediaFLO brings significant advantages, including creating new revenue streams for all the players in the mobile value chain.”
Sulpizio served as president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm from 1998 to 2001. During his 10 years with the Company, he also served as president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions and vice president of information systems. He recently served as interim president of Qualcomm China. He holds a bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.
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 2004 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.