License now includes infrastructure equipment for all CDMA standards; subscriber license covers subscriber units for UMTS (WCDMA) standards

August 26, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: SI) today announced that they have modified the terms of their existing CDMA cross-license agreement. The terms of the multi-million dollar expansion grants the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) a royalty-bearing license under QUALCOMM's patents to make and sell infrastructure and subscriber equipment for CDMA wireless systems. The expansion also grants QUALCOMM royalty-free rights under Siemens' patents to market and sell CDMA components, including multimode chipsets. Under the new agreement, the Subscriber Unit royalty rate will be the same, irrespective of the standard implemented. "Siemens has a long-standing history of bringing innovative technologies to many markets across the globe," said Steve Altman, president of QUALCOMM Technology Licensing. "We are pleased to expand the Siemens license agreement, and look forward to Siemens' contributions as they market their successful third-generation wireless products and solutions." "Siemens is a leading equipment supplier for existing wireless systems and expects to continue its success as third-generation networks roll out across the globe," said Lothar Pauly, board member of Siemens IC Mobile. "This license agreement further improves QUALCOMM's position to successfully market their third-generation multimode components." Qualcomm Inc. Siemens AG

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