Singh promoted as QUALCOMM Senior VP
SAN DIEGO — August 24, 2006 — QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the promotions of Kanwalinder Singh and Dr. Sung W. (S.W.) Kim to the positions of senior vice president of QUALCOMM, William Bold to the position of senior vice president of government affairs, Jeff Belk to the post of QUALCOMM senior vice president for strategy and market development, and Bill Davidson to QUALCOMM vice president of global marketing and investor relations. Singh and Kim continue as presidents of QUALCOMM India Ltd. and QUALCOMM Korea Ltd., respectively.
As president of QUALCOMM India, Singh continues to lead QUALCOMM's significant ongoing business initiatives in India and the SAARC countries, including the Company's support for these markets' transition from 2G wireless to 3G CDMA-based services. Similarly, Dr. Kim continues, as president of QUALCOMM Korea, to oversee business development and strategic initiatives for the Korean market to further accelerate advanced 3G CDMA wireless services and applications for Korea and the global market. As senior vice president of government affairs, Bold will continue to manage the Company's public policy agenda and its relationships with government entities and related organizations at the international, federal, state and local levels in order to support the acceleration of 3G wireless telecommunications services around the globe.
Belk, who previously managed QUALCOMM's global marketing efforts, will, in his new role, be responsible for the formulation of a set of company- and industry-wide programs and initiatives designed to enhance QUALCOMM's partnerships in the wireless industry and beyond, and to help drive the adoption of the Company's products and technical innovations. Davidson will continue in his investor relations responsibilities and will now also be responsible for leadership of QUALCOMM's marketing and public relations efforts.
“I want to congratulate Kanwalinder, S.W., Bill Bold, Jeff and Bill Davidson on these well-deserved promotions and appointments,” said Steve Altman, QUALCOMM president. “These executives are vital members of the management team, working to drive the growth of next-generation wireless globally; these changes demonstrate and further solidify the strength of our Company's leadership team.”
Singh has more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience and joined QUALCOMM in September 2004. Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Singh was the chief technical officer of Lucent Technologies India Ltd., where he helped Lucent create a strong presence in the Indian telecom market. He also held high-level technical and managerial positions in Bell Laboratories and product units at AT&T and Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, United States. Singh holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, bachelor of science degree in electronics and electrical communication from Punjab Engineering College, and attended an executive development program at Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania.
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