New Qualcomm Subsidiary to Focus on Mobile Open Source Development

Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:30am EDT

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-- Qualcomm Innovation Center to Optimize Open Source Software with Qualcomm
Technology --

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:
QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies,
products and services, today announced that it has established a separate
wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC), focused on
mobile open source platforms.  QuIC has brought together a dedicated group of
engineers to optimize open source software with Qualcomm technology.  The QuIC
board of directors has named Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of software
strategy for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, as president of QuIC.

"Open source and community-driven software development is becoming
increasingly important to the wireless industry," said Chandhok, "and QuIC is
committed to meaningful participation in these development efforts.  To
fulfill this commitment and to provide focus to this effort, Qualcomm has
transferred experienced software engineers to QuIC.  These engineers will
focus on such important open source initiatives as Linux and Webkit, and on
open source operating systems such as Symbian, Android and Chrome."

As connected consumer products ranging from traditional handsets and
sophisticated smartphones to mobile computing devices grow in functionality,
open software is helping spur the creativity and innovation that will allow
these devices to provide more advanced services.  QuIC engineers have an
intimate knowledge of how to hardware-optimize the performance of mobile
operating systems and the software applications that run on them.  

In related news, Chandhok will address the Symbian open source community in
London on Oct. 28 at SEE 2009, the Symbian Exchange and Exposition, which is
hosted by the Symbian Foundation.  At SEE '09, Chandhok will discuss his
vision for "a better open," which includes leveraging the unique attributes of
advanced mobile devices and optimization via tight hardware integration.

About Qualcomm Innovation Center
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated,
focused on enabling and optimizing open source software for use with Qualcomm
technology.   The company is focused on technical innovations to mobile open
source software that leverage the unique capabilities of today's mobile
devices, with a particular eye to optimizing platforms and the applications
that run on them via tight hardware integration.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500®
company.  For more information, please visit

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    Qualcomm Contacts:
    Kira Lee Golin, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
    Phone:  1-858-651-1554

    Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications
    Phone:  1-858-845-5959

    John Gilbert, Investor Relations
    Phone:  1-858-658-4813

SOURCE  Qualcomm Incorporated

Kira Lee Golin, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, +1-858-651-1554,, or Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate
Communications, +1-858-845-5959,, or John Gilbert,
Investor Relations, +1-858-658-4813,, all of Qualcomm
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