Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the election of Sherry Lansing to its Board of Directors. Lansing's career spans more than 30 years in the motion picture industry and includes serving as chair of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures.
“We are pleased to welcome Sherry Lansing as a member of Qualcomm's Board of Directors,” said Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman of Qualcomm. “Her executive and film industry experience adds a unique dimension to our Board and complements Qualcomm's focus on delivering high-quality, mobile multimedia content to consumers.”
Lansing's experience includes both business and philanthropic endeavors. A pioneering film studio executive, as chair of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group for more than 13 years, Lansing oversaw the release of more than 200 films, including Academy Award® winners Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic. She previously operated her own production company, Lansing Productions, and co-founded Jaffe/Lansing Productions. In 1980, Lansing became the film industry's first female to oversee all aspects of a studio's motion picture production when she was appointed president of production at 20th Century Fox. In addition, she is founder and chair of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a philanthropic organization focusing on cancer research, health and education. She holds additional trustee, chair and advisory positions with the Friends of Cancer Research, the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Red Cross Board of Governors, the Carter Center and Stop Cancer, a non-profit philanthropic group she founded in partnership with Dr. Armand Hammer. Lansing also is a regent of the University of California and serves as chair of the University Health Services Committee.
Lansing's distinguished career has earned her numerous honors, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, the Distinguished Community Service Award from Brandeis University, the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Memorial Award and an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the American Film Institute. In 2004, Lansing received the Horatio Alger Humanitarian Award.
Lansing graduated cum laude from Northwestern University where she earned a bachelor's of science degree.
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 2006 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.