SAN DIEGO, CA — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today introduced its 25th Anniversary Technology Innovation Partner Award Program. The award’s first recipient, Dick Lynch, chief technology officer of Verizon Communications, was honored today at Qualcomm’s 2010 Uplinq Conference in San Diego. In conjunction with the award, Qualcomm will make a financial donation in Lynch’s name to fund the advancement of wireless education.
“Since its founding, Qualcomm has consistently focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration,” said Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. “Over the next 12 months, Qualcomm will recognize certain individuals who exemplify these shared principles, have played a key role in the success of the wireless industry, and have furthered adoption of Qualcomm technologies. I am especially pleased to present the first 25th Anniversary Technology Innovation Partner Award to Dick Lynch in recognition of his long career of leadership in the evolution of mobile wireless, now the largest technology platform in human history.”
An acknowledged leader in the mobile services industry, Lynch has a long history of collaborating with Qualcomm to promote the proliferation of advanced mobile technologies. His strong advocacy inspired several industry-leading wireless companies to adopt CDMA and other innovative technology solutions and platforms pioneered by Qualcomm. In addition, he played an influential role in promoting the adoption of CDMA by the Telecommunications Industry Association as a North American digital cellular standard.
Lynch was an early champion of data services and recognized the role those services would play in people’s lives. Among his many notable accomplishments at Verizon Communications, Lynch was instrumental in driving the adoption of CDMA IS-95A and CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO technology, which earned Verizon distinction as the first U.S. network to offer consumers access to mobile data services at broadband speeds. In a similarly groundbreaking move, Lynch announced Verizon’s plans to be first in the United States to launch a next-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
Under Lynch’s leadership, Verizon has frequently been the first to implement Qualcomm’s technology innovations. This underscores Verizon’s commitment and vision to accelerate an environment that will offer consumers’ greater data services and applications at higher speeds. Verizon Wireless’ Get It Now® application download service was the first commercial implementation of Qualcomm's Brew® technology in the United States. In addition, Verizon’s V CAST Mobile TV offering uses Qualcomm’s MediaFLO™ services platform to broadcast high-quality mobile entertainment and information to subscribers nationwide. In July 2009, Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless formed a strategic alliance to launch nPhase, a joint venture aimed at accelerating the adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless communications and advancing the evolution of smart services worldwide.
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