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2004 World Technology Awards Winners & Finalists

QUALCOMM, Inc.

Please describe the work that you are doing that you consider to be the most innovative and of the greatest likely long-term significance.

Wireless communications is fast becoming the most important technology of this millennium.

QUALCOMM, the company that originally made its name known throughout the wireless industry by pioneering and commercializing CDMA wireless technology, is now leading the world in the development of CDMA2000 (1X and 1x EV-DO) and WCDMA (UMTS) the two most widely accepted International Telecommunications Union-approved 3G standards.

QUALCOMM's approach to ensuring the success of 3G is innovative and pace-setting because it seeks first to enable the key participants in the wireless industry:

-Device and infrastructure manufacturers

-Wireless network operators

-Developers, publishers and content providers

By enabling these participants, QUALCOMM enables both consumers and professionals the wireless end users who will ultimately drive the success of 3G and QUALCOMM.