Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the promotion of William F. Davidson, Jr. to senior vice president of global marketing and investor relations. Davidson’s scope increased last year with the addition of marketing and corporate communications to his existing responsibility of investor relations.
“Bill’s industry knowledge and experience are great assets to the Company as we introduce innovative new technologies into existing and new geographic markets,” said Steve Altman, president of Qualcomm. “The complexity and breadth of issues Qualcomm faces today require his agility, management talent and decisive approach. His diverse leadership skills and success in proactively engaging key constituents – from investors to media – has helped Qualcomm to be recognized as more proactive and open in communications.”
Davidson has more than 20 years of experience in technical sales, marketing and general management roles in the telecommunications industry. He was appointed vice president of Qualcomm investor relations in 2003 and previously served as vice president of carrier relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Davidson served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and carrier relations at Aether Systems, where he acted as a liaison between the company and wireless carriers, negotiated network carrier contracts and formed joint marketing agreements. He spent 13 years at Bell Atlantic that included substantial experience within the wireline business at New Jersey Bell, as well as serving subsequently as vice president of wireless data sales and marketing for Bell Atlantic Mobile. Davidson also served as vice president of commercial sales operations for GE Capital’s telecommunications financial services division.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.