Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and Yulong Computer Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Wireless Technologies, today announced that the companies have signed a worldwide subscriber unit license agreement. Under the terms of the multi-million dollar, royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Yulong a worldwide license under its CDMA patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell subscriber units implementing any 3G CDMA standard (i.e, CDMA2000® 1X/1xEV-DO, WCDMA/UMTS). The royalties payable by Yulong are at Qualcomm's standard rates and are the same irrespective of the CDMA standard implemented by the subscriber unit.
"Qualcomm is pleased to license Yulong for the development, manufacture and sale of 3G wireless devices," said Marvin Blecker, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing. "As CDMA continues to help accelerate wireless communications around the world, it is important that companies like Yulong expand their product offering to include advanced 3G products and solutions in order to provide the widest possible choice of products to consumers."
"This license agreement will enable China Wireless, through its Yulong subsidiary, to develop and market competitive 3G products, keeping pace with the need for enhanced wireless devices," said Guo Deying, president of China Wireless. "We look forward to working with Qualcomm, the leading developer and supplier of CDMA technology, to support 3G adoption in China and worldwide."
Established in 1993, China Wireless Technologies is a leading supplier of total wireless data solutions and smartphones. Leveraging its expertise and knowledge in wireless communication, the Group provides integrated solutions, from back-end systems to wireless intelligent terminals with proprietary operating systems, for the telecom, public security and securities sectors, and different industrial and commercial enterprises. Yulong is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Wireless Technologies.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company 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 the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.