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Qualcomm, Continental ink CDMA2000 license agreement

Posted: 20 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Qualcomm? Continental AG? CDMA? telematics? license agreement?

Qualcomm Inc. and Continental AG have entered into a CDMA2000 telematics module license agreement. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Continental a worldwide license under its CDMA patent portfolio to develop, manufacture and sell CDMA2000 telematics modules.

Marvin Blecker, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, commented, "Continental has a strong automotive electronics control business and this agreement contributes to fulfilling their vision of enhancing passenger safety and automotive performance and services through the integration of CDMA2000 wireless communications with their automotive products."

"This license agreement will enable Continental to enhance its automotive supply business with the addition of Qualcomm CDMA wireless technologies and adds a new and exciting capability to its telematics product line," said Bill Kozyra, president and CEO, Continental Automotive Systems, North America. "Vehicle manufacturers can now offer drivers advanced wireless communications and safety solutions that help avoid and minimize the effects of crashes, including features such as post crash safety and emergency assistance of occupants while on the road."

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