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Qualcomm inks modem card license deal with Italian firm

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:modem card? license agreement? W-CDMA? 3G?

Qualcomm Inc. has entered into a module/modem card patent license agreement with Italian electronics company Mywave Electronics S.p.A.

Under the terms of the royalty bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Mywave a worldwide license to develop, manufacture and sell modem cards and modules implementing the W-CDMA and/or TD-SCDMA standards. The royalties payable by Mywave are at Qualcomm's standard worldwide rates and are the same irrespective of which CDMA standard is implemented by the module or modem card.

"Mywave will now add 3G CDMA capabilities to their current wireless product offerings, increasing the choices available to European consumers and businesses to stay connected no matter where they are," said Marvin Blecker, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing.

"This license agreement to Qualcomm's patented technologies, the key innovations driving 3G CDMA, provides Mywave with the ability to fulfill consumer demand for mobility and high-speed data access," said Corrado Martuscelli, general manager of Mywave. "Europe is experiencing rapid growth of 3G CDMA subscribers and as this growth continues in the region and worldwide, the addition of 3G modules and modem cards to our line of products will offer our customers more complete solutions to enable them to stay connected while on the go."

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