June 5, 2000
Enters into License Agreement with QUALCOMM Inc.
Kan. -- Garmin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of navigation
communication electronics, is pleased to announce a license agreement
Inc. of San Diego, Calif. Specifically, Garmin has licensed QUALCOMM's
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. QUALCOMM pioneered
this digital technology to provide crystal clear voice quality
in wireless communications products and services.
license agreement with QUALCOMM demonstrates Garmin's commitment
to the design, development and manufacture of communication and
navigation products incorporating CDMA technology," said Gary
Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin. "We want our customers
to have access to the best technology available and we feel by
integrating CDMA into our future products, we will succeed in
is no stranger to the world of wireless communications. In 1999,
it became the first company to offer a combination Global Positioning
System (GPS) and cellular telephone with the introduction of the
NavTalk®. Garmin followed up this remarkable innovation in 2000
by becoming the first company to bring a cellular telephone to
the cockpit with the debut of the NavTalk. This telephone
uses AirCellTM cellular frequency technology to enable general
aviation pilots to place and receive calls while flying.
to Garmin's intention to utilize CDMA technology, the company
is also committed to incorporating the Global System for Mobile
(GSM) communications technology into its future products for the
European market. Garmin has facilities in the United States, Taiwan
Inc. is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital
wireless communications products and services based on the company's
CDMA digital technology. For additional information, please call
(858) 587-1121 or visit their Web site at www.qualcomm.com.