QUALCOMM and CardioNet Partner to Deliver Wireless Data Monitoring Service to Cardiac Health Care Providers - CDMA-Based Solution Allows Clinicians to Monitor Patient Heart Performance -



    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access
 (CDMA) digital wireless technology, together with CardioNet, a provider of
 mobile outpatient cardiac telemetry technology and services, today announced
 that CardioNet's cardiac monitoring service has been enabled with QUALCOMM's
 CDMA technology and wireless networking services.  QUALCOMM is providing the
 QConnect wireless network management service to provide connectivity between
 the CardioNet mobile monitoring devices and the CardioNet Monitoring Center.
     QUALCOMM's QConnect service provides the back-end infrastructure and
 network management service that allows the device to wirelessly transmit
 patient ECG data to the CardioNet Monitoring Center, and ultimately deliver
 succinct, timely information to physicians for diagnosis and therapy
 management.  The wireless service also allows physicians to select events to
 be monitored and the level and timing of response by the CardioNet Monitoring
 Center -- from routine daily reporting to detailed statistical reports.  These
 reports, available by Internet, email, fax, or mail, have been designed to
 allow rapid review of cardiac arrhythmia events, assisting physicians in
 making a diagnosis, assessing the severity of a known cardiac rhythm problem,
 or in managing treatment.
     "For over 14 years, QUALCOMM has been supplying reliable, always-on
 wireless monitoring and data management solutions to corporations worldwide,"
 said Chris Wolfe, president of QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions.  "We look
 forward to working with CardioNet to bring the benefits of CDMA wireless
 technology, as well as our proven network operations expertise and services to
 the health care market."
     "Because many heart rhythm problems occur infrequently, continuous access
 to ECG information, as the patient goes about normal daily activities, is key
 in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias.  A recent clinical study
 showed that CardioNet discovered significant, previously undetected cardiac
 problems in 53% of patients who had been unsuccessfully monitored through
 other methods," said James M. Sweeney, chairman and chief executive officer of
 CardioNet.  "In the development of the CardioNet wireless solution, we looked
 for a provider with proven and reliable technology.  QUALCOMM's reputation as
 a leading provider of wireless data communications systems made it stand out
 as the provider of choice."
     CardioNet is the first company to develop and introduce a fully mobile,
 continuous cardiac monitoring service -- allowing heartbeat-by-heartbeat ECG
 monitoring, as patients go about their daily activities.  The company is
 currently focused on helping physicians detect and treat cardiac arrhythmias,
 which often occur too infrequently to be diagnosed by short term testing in
 hospital emergency rooms or physicians' offices.
     QUALCOMM is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless
 data solutions with a Network Management Center that processes more than
 seven million transactions each day.  QUALCOMM has shipped nearly
 479,000 mobile communication systems to businesses in more than 39 countries
 on four continents.
 
     QUALCOMM Incorporated ( www.qualcomm.com ) is a leader in developing and
 delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services
 based on the Company's CDMA digital technology.  Headquartered in San Diego,
 Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500(R)
 company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which the QConnect service is
 deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company
 serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
 SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September
 30, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.
 
     QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     For further information, please contact Jennifer Briscoe, QUALCOMM
 Wireless Business Solutions, +1-858-658-5715, or fax, +1-858-658-1578,
 jbriscoe@qualcomm.com , or Emily Gin, Corporate Public Relations,
 +1-858-651-4084, or fax, +1-858-651-5873, publicrelations@qualcomm.com , or
 Julie Cunningham, Investor Relations, +1-858-658-4224, or fax,
 +1-858-651-9303, jcunningham@qualcomm.com , all of QUALCOMM Incorporated; or
 Larry Watts of CardioNet, +1-619-243-7531, lwatts@cardionet.com .
 
 

SOURCE QUALCOMM Incorporated; CardioNet

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