|QUALCOMM Enters Into CDMA Agreement with RIM|
Posted: 21-Dec-2000 [Source: QUALCOMM press release]
[RIM to utilize CDMA technology in efforts to expand its choice of available providers.]
San Diego -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today announced that the companies have entered into a CDMA subscriber unit license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, RIM was granted a multi-million dollar, royalty-bearing license under QUALCOMM's CDMA technology and patents to develop, manufacture and sell subscriber products for CDMA and 1xEV wireless applications in North America.
"We are pleased to license our technology to RIM for the development of CDMA and 1xEV subscriber devices that will support new and innovative mobile data and voice services," said Marvin Blecker, senior vice president of technology transfer for QUALCOMM. "Licensing QUALCOMM's CDMA technologies will enable RIM to expand its customer base to include the growing number of wireless users on CDMA cellular and PCS networks."
"We are pleased to see RIM's 'Always On, Always Connected(r)' packet-data technology converging with CDMA technology and we look forward to enabling new functionality for users of CDMA networks," said David Werezak, vice president of marketing at Research In Motion. "RIM has a longstanding history of developing breakthrough packet-data solutions and we are committed to extending our leadership in next-generation wireless technologies."
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