Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the appointment of Gina Lombardi as president of MediaFLOTM USA Inc. Lombardi succeeds Richard Sulpizio who served as interim president of MediaFLO USA since January 2005. Lombardi's appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Sulpizio will continue to serve as a director on Qualcomm's board.
"We appreciate Rich's willingness to lead the MediaFLO team during its formation," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Qualcomm CEO. "We look to Gina Lombardi to lead the launch of the MediaFLO USA commercial network. Throughout her career at Qualcomm, Gina has gained broad management experience and formed deep relationships with our partners, most recently demonstrated by her tremendous success building the BREW developer community."
Lombardi joins MediaFLO USA with a successful track record of leadership during her 15 years at Qualcomm. For the past 5 years she has served as senior vice president of marketing, product management and developer relations at Qualcomm Internet Services, playing a critical role in driving the growth and adoption of Qualcomm's BREW® solution - resulting in the launch of more than 50 BREW operators worldwide and building a large BREW developer community.
"I'm truly honored and thrilled to join the MediaFLO USA team during such an exciting time for the wireless industry," said Lombardi. "MediaFLO is the best technology for getting affordable, compelling mobile multimedia services into the hands of wireless subscribers. Along with our partners, MediaFLO USA will lead the way towards a mobile media delivery market that benefits all of our partners and is compelling for consumers."
MediaFLO USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated that will offer interactive wireless multimedia services to consumers in cooperation with U.S. wireless operators. A nationwide network, based on Qualcomm's FLOTM Technology and using the MediaFLO Media Distribution System, will deliver multimedia content to mobile devices in the 700 MHz spectrum for which Qualcomm holds licenses with a nationwide footprint.
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.