Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced its donation of €368,000 (US$500,000) to the Friends of Ecole Polytechnique Inc. to support the development of Ecole Polytechnique, one of France's leading academic institutions. Qualcomm's contribution will enhance the research capabilities of Ecole Polytechnique in the fields of computer science and communication engineering through LIX, the research lab of Ecole Polytechnique specialising in Computer Science. LIX is the joint research lab of the Ecole Polytechnique and the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center).
“Qualcomm is proud to make this donation to the Ecole Polytechnique,” said Laurent Fournier, senior director of business development and France country manager, Qualcomm Europe. “Research and development are at the heart of Qualcomm's business model. This donation will help ensure the continued strength of both the French and European engineering communities in which Ecole Polytechnique plays a fundamental role, particularly in the advancement of telecom and computing technologies.”
The Ecole Polytechnique is actively developing new modes of interaction with key players in today's international marketplace, bringing together education, research, innovation and industry. Founded in 1794, the Ecole Polytechnique is the most prestigious graduate institute of science and technology Grande Ecole <http://www.polytechnique.edu/page.php?MID=29> in France (Grandes Ecoles is the name given to some of France's leading universities). The Ecole trains the scientific, industrial and economic elite of the nation. Over the last two centuries, scientists of international reputation, many of whose names are now attached to fundamental laws and concepts such as Monge, Laplace and Becquerel, have walked its halls as students or professors. The additional resources given to scientists thanks to Qualcomm's gift, will aid developing partnerships and collaborations in computer science and communication engineering.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500®. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.