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Qualcomm Engineer Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award from EPO

Dr. Marta Karczewicz recognized for contributions to video streaming standards

Dr. Marta Karczewicz, Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Marta Karczewicz, Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that Dr. Marta Karczewicz has been nominated for a European Inventor Award in the Lifetime Achievement category from the European Patent Office.

Dr. Karczewicz, a vice president of technology at Qualcomm Technologies, is a pioneer in the field of video compression, holding some 400 patents worldwide. Her work focuses on video codecs, which are foundational building blocks that allow large volumes of raw video data to be compressed and streamed across cellular networks. Her inventions have been instrumental in a variety of video compression standards like AVC and HEVC.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the video streaming we enjoy every day wouldn’t be possible without Dr. Karczewicz’s inventions,” said Dr. Jim Thompson, executive vice president, engineering and chief technology officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Her nomination for this prestigious award is yet another validation of the fundamental value of what Qualcomm invents, and the world-class caliber of its inventors.”

The European Inventor Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding European inventors who have made real contributions to technological progress and have improved people’s daily lives through their inventions. The highly prestigious Lifetime Achievement category honors a single inventor whose long-term contributions and patented landmark inventions have had a major impact on his/her field of technology and society at large. Dr. Karczewicz is one of three finalists for the award.  

The award ceremony will take place on June 20th, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. For more information see the EPO’s website.

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