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This is my first post to this board, although I have been lurking for some time now. I had not seen this PR from QCOM on the thread so I thought I would post it on this thread, although I have posted it elsewhere. I have not read the GG books so I thoguht it best to just lurk, but hopefully this PR is of help. I have not read the past 100 posts as I have been out of the loop for few weeks. My apologies if this PR was posted in that time frame.

Disclosure: Bought first shares of QCOM in November of 1998 and have added four times since then and will most likely continue to do so. My time frame is a decade at the minimum. I'm willing to wait to see the inevitable happen. When six months ago I read Nokia's PR stating they WOULD be the CDMA market leader I knew the future of my investment was very secure.


"Put another way, it is often easier to tell what will happen to the price of a stock than how much time will elapse before it happens."

Philip Fischer





Hopefully this may help in getting through the recent QCOM FUD.


http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000608/ca_qualcom.html


Company Press Release

QUALCOMM Expects Early Global Deployment of Third-Generation CDMA Technology

Eight Chinese Manufacturers Confirm QUALCOMM's CDMA Intellectual Property Rights Agreements

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2000-- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM - news) issued the following statement clarifying the Company's unique position with respect to its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) intellectual property rights and the deployment of third-generation (3G) systems.

QUALCOMM welcomes the worldwide resources that are being devoted to roll out third-generation CDMA technology, including Multi-Carrier (cdma2000(TM) 1xMC and HDR in 1.25 MHz bandwidth, and 3xMC in 5 MHz bandwidth) and Direct Spread (WCDMA in 5 MHz bandwidth). QUALCOMM owns a substantial portfolio of CDMA patents, including many ``essential' patents that are necessary for the deployment of any proposed 3G CDMA system, such as Multi-Carrier, Direct Spread, and another system referred to as TD-SCDMA.

QUALCOMM has now granted royalty bearing licenses to more than 75 manufacturers for CDMA and, as part of these licenses, has transferred technology and know-how in assisting these companies to develop and deploy CDMA products. A significant number of these companies' licenses cover third-generation applications, including WCDMA, 1x and High Data Rate (HDR). Under terms of QUALCOMM's existing 3G licensing agreements, a licensee will pay the same royalty to QUALCOMM for 3G systems, including WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and 1x, as that licensee pays QUALCOMM for today's CDMA infrastructure, phones and test equipment.

QUALCOMM will aggressively enforce its patent rights around the world and unlicensed companies that supply products for 3G CDMA systems, such as WCDMA, as well as companies that use such products from an unlicensed supplier will be infringing QUALCOMM's patents. QUALCOMM expects to charge the same royalty rates for all third-generation products as it does for 2G (IS-95A), 2.5G (IS-95B) and 3G CDMA 1x, but, because terms and conditions may change over time, QUALCOMM has reserved the right to adjust its license terms and conditions, including increasing its royalties, for those companies that delay in entering into a license with QUALCOMM.

The Company expects that 1x will be the world's first commercial third-generation wireless technology, initially in use by the end of this year and widely available in 2001. Because of its high spectral efficiency and limited bandwidth requirement, both cdmaOne(TM) and non-CDMA operators can easily transition to 1x, achieving increased network capacity, higher quality and the ability to offer high-speed wireless Internet access sooner while supporting existing and new users. QUALCOMM believes that a great advantage is gained by early entry with CDMA and that it would be wasteful to pour billions of dollars into non-CDMA technology that will be shortly outdated.

QUALCOMM understands that China Unicom is considering the deployment of CDMA 1x and possibly HDR for 3G. Such a deployment of third-generation technology in standard CDMA bandwidth would provide greater capabilities than achieved by a later adoption of wider bandwidth WCDMA and ensure that consumers enjoy the benefits of CDMA one to two years sooner.

The Company welcomes the eight domestic Chinese manufacturers to date that have signed CDMA intellectual property research and development agreements, under which QUALCOMM will provide chipsets and system software, and relevant documentation required for CDMA research and development. QUALCOMM will work closely with these manufacturers to develop CDMA-based wireless communications technology for China. These agreements allow the manufacturers to develop handset and base station prototypes based on IS-95 A/B and 1x standards. The manufacturers have the option to secure commercial licenses at any time during the terms of their R&D agreements.


Regards,

Robert


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