QUALCOMM and 4G Systems Enter Into OFDM/OFDMA Modem Card and Router License Agreement
SAN DIEGO.— QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA ) and other advanced wireless technologies, and 4G Systems GmbH (“4G Systems”), a QUALCOMM WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem card and router licensee, today announced that the companies have entered into an OFDM/OFDMA license agreement . Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, QUALCOMM has licensed 4G Systems to develop, manufacture and sell OFDM/OFDMA modem card and router products for high-speed broadband wireless access, as well as external modems and products for machine-to-machine communications and telematics.
“QUALCOMM is pleased to expand our relationship with 4G Systems to include a license to QUALCOMM’s valuable patent portfolio applicable to OFDM/OFDMA products,” said Marvin Blecker, president of QUALCOMM Technology Licensing.
“Given the role OFDM will play in high-speed mobile wireless communications, our license agreement with QUALCOMM will further increase the flexibility of our solutions in meeting the diverse wireless mobile access needs of operators and consumers in Europe,” said Enrico Just, CEO of 4G Systems. “4G Systems’ product portfolio will now offer European mobile network operators additional choices for deployment in their network.”
4G Systems is a supplier and developer of HSDPA applications for high-speed wireless data transfer over UMTS networks. The company was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2002 and supplies HSDPA devices all over the world. 4G Systems develops hardware and software for a wide range of wireless data transfer standards such as WLAN , GPRS , EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA. 4G Systems is able to provide a complete portfolio of products.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) 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 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA and OFDM are deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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