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Qualcomm Appoints Junko Sunaga as Vice President and President of Qualcomm Japan

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced the appointment of Junko Sunaga as vice president and president of Qualcomm Japan. Sunaga’s appointment will be effective immediately and she will continue reporting directly Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific and India.

Sunaga joined Qualcomm in 1997 and during her tenure she has played a key role in driving the strategic planning for Japan and expanding the business opportunities in-country. Sunaga has a strong understanding of Qualcomm’s broad range of technologies, and as a result, she has a long history of recognizing business development opportunities for QCT’s core and adjacent businesses. In her most recent role, she was responsible for overseeing Qualcomm Japan’s operations as well as inter-regional coordinator of technical marketing and carrier relations.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Sunaga was at NEC Corporation where she worked on software development of digital signal processor and personal digital cellular/GSM baseband LSI as well as product and business development of chipsets for mobile phones for North America.

“Junko is widely recognized for her technical knowledge and industry expertise by both customers and partners globally,” said Cathey. “She will provide leadership for Qualcomm in the region, and will oversee the business organization in Japan with responsibility for all QCT go-to-market activities.”

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