Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, today announced the addition of Greg Young as vice president of engineering and product management for Qualcomm's next-generation push-to-talk solution, QChat®. Young joins Qualcomm with 21 years of international telecom industry experience, most recently serving as CTO at TATA Teleservices Ltd., India. In his new role, effective March 16, Young will report to QChat General Manager Michael Wallace.
“Greg brings a reputation as an innovator who creates and fosters strong relationships with customers, venders and partners alike,” said Michael Wallace, vice president and general manager of QChat for Qualcomm Internet Services. “QChat will benefit from his international telecom experience, and he will be instrumental in strengthening business opportunities and relationships for QChat on a global scale.”
While serving as CTO at TATA Teleservices, Young was responsible for network operations, network expansion, wireless technology and value added services platforms. His responsibilities also included the selection, acquisition and implementation of new technologies and platforms that translated into commercially viable products and services. Young's background also includes 11 years at Telstra Corporation in Australia where he held various management roles across its wireless business. Young is currently president of the CDMA Development Group. He earned a degree in electrical engineering, received with distinction from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia.
Developed by Qualcomm, QChat is a next-generation push-to-talk solution designed to deliver advanced “one-to-many” communications and “one-to-one” communications over CDMA networks and to permit users of CDMA wireless devices to communicate in groups. Featuring a call set-up latency of less than one second between handsets, QChat is expected to offer exceptional call set-up performance and bandwidth savings in comparison to other push-to-talk solutions.
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.