QUALCOMM BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER 2009/03/15


FOR RELEASE ON
March 15, 2009

Contact: Zizanie S. Zoleta, Global Administrator & Membership Support
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QUALCOMM BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER


DUBAI, UAE – March 16, 2009 – SAMENA Telecommunications Council today announced the joining of Qualcomm International Inc. to its rapidly expanding membership base.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in the development of CDMA2000® 1x, 1xEV–DO, UMTS and HSDPA/ HSUPA chipsets and solutions. In 1989 Qualcomm introduced Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), a superior technology for wireless and data products that changed the global face of wireless communications forever.

Today, Qualcomm plays a central role in the rapid adoption and growth of 3G and next-generation wireless around the world. Qualcomm has accumulated more than $9.8 billion in R&D expenditures since 1985 and its current intellectual property portfolio includes more than 7,200 United States patents for wireless technologies, with more than 145 telecommunications equipment manufacturers licensing them worldwide.

Headquartered in San Diego, California Qualcomm employs over 12,000 people in 53 worldwide locations. QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market®.

Since 1985, Qualcomm’s visionary technology leadership has been carrying the world forward, changing it by improving the way people communicate, work and live. And with that same pioneering spirit, Qualcomm is still innovating, still chipping away at the boundaries of what’s possible, still changing the world, one idea at a time.