Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and Leadtek Research, Inc., based in Taipei, Taiwan, today announced the companies have signed a OFDM/OFDMA patent license agreement. Under the terms of the worldwide, royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Leadtek a patent license to develop, manufacture and sell OFDM/OFDMA subscriber unit and modem card products for high-speed broadband wireless OFDMA technologies, including, among others, Qualcomm’s FLASH-OFDM® technology.
“Qualcomm welcomes Leadtek as the newest licensee of its OFDM/OFDMA patent portfolio,” said Marvin Blecker, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing. “Leadtek’s international presence combined with their access to Qualcomm’s OFDM/OFDMA patented technologies will enable their participation in providing end user products for use in OFDM-based services around the world.”
“This agreement will enhance Leadtek’s product line by enabling us to offer our customers exciting new devices for mobile broadband connectivity, including a broadband-series videophone,” said K.S. Lu, president and CEO of Leadtek Research. “This type of cutting-edge product demands the powerful features and low-latency that FLASH-OFDM delivers. With this license from Qualcomm, a leader in OFDMA technologies, we now have access to these capabilities.”
Founded in 1986, Leadtek Research, Inc. is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and has four overseas subsidiaries in the USA, Netherlands, China and Japan. Three business units including: computer multimedia, wireless communications and audio/video communications are focused on the design and manufacture of 3D graphics, PC Multimedia, PCTV solutions, GPS module and navigation devices, Bluetooth-enabled products, as well as audio/video communication products including videophones and IP set-top boxes. They provide integrated systems and total customer solutions that drive the company’s revenue. Living up to its reputation for reliability, quality and performance based on unrelenting R&D, Leadtek continues to stir the market’s imagination, turning new dreams into digital reality with ever more original hi-tech products forged in its laboratories of cutting edge technology. For more information, please visit www.leadtek.com.tw
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.
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 OFDM components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which OFDM 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 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.