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Qualcomm licenses 3G modem to China's Gionee

Posted: 29 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:license agreement? 3G? modem patent?

Qualcomm Inc. and China mobile phone solutions provider Gionee Communications Equipment Co. Ltd have entered into a 3G subscriber unit and module/modem card (including PCB assemblies) license agreement.

Under the terms of the royalty bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Gionee a worldwide patent license to develop, manufacture and sell subscriber units and module/modem cards implementing the CDMA2000, W-CDMA and/or TD-SCDMA standards. The royalties payable by Gionee are at Qualcomm's standard worldwide rates.

"As the world's largest market for mobile phones and other wireless devices, China has an opportunity to establish global leadership in handsets and equipment," said Derek Aberle, executive VP and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing. "Each new Qualcomm licensee has the potential to further accelerate growth of the market by providing differentiated products and features. Gionee will now be well-positioned to support market demands with a full range of 3G handsets and modem cards."

"The demand for 3G devices and the services they enable is growing rapidly in China and worldwide," said Gaoxian Zhang, VP of Gionee. "Gionee's expansion into this market is a reflection of the company's commitment to redefining mobility for our customers through superior products and services. We are pleased to enter into this patent license agreement with Qualcomm, a known leading innovator in the wireless industry and pioneer of 3G."

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