Chatham Marconi Maritime Center To Receive $100,000 Donation To Further Wireless Education

WHAT: Qualcomm is donating $100,000 to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center on behalf of Dick Lynch, the recipient of Qualcomm’s 25th Anniversary Technology Innovation Partner Award program. The check presentation ceremony will feature leaders from the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Qualcomm and Verizon, including:

  • Charles Bartlett, president of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
  • Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of the Americas and India for Qualcomm
  • Dick Lynch, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Verizon

WHERE: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center 847 Orleans Road North Chatham, Mass. 02650

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

BACKGROUND: Qualcomm’s 25th Anniversary Technology Innovation Partner Award’s first recipient, Dick Lynch, chief technology officer of Verizon, was honored for his long career of leadership in the evolution of mobile wireless, now the largest technology platform in human history.

An acknowledged leader in the mobile services industry, Lynch has a long history of collaborating with Qualcomm to promote the proliferation of advanced mobile technologies. His strong advocacy inspired several industry-leading wireless companies to adopt CDMA and other innovative technology solutions and platforms pioneered by Qualcomm.

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center was selected by Lynch and Qualcomm to receive the $100,000 donation because of the Center’s commitment to education and preserving the history of wireless communications.

The Center’s mission is to preserve and demonstrate the history of maritime wireless communication on Cape Cod and beyond, and to develop innovative education programs to explain how science and technology will enrich people’s lives in the 21st century.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jeffrey Nelson Verizon Wireless 917.968.9175 (mobile) Jeffrey.Nelson@verizonwireless.com  

Emily Kilpatrick Qualcomm 858.845.5959 corpcomm@qualcomm.com  

Frank Messina Chatham Marconi Maritime Center 508.241.4357 fmessina@verizon.net  

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Qualcomm Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: www.qualcomm.com; Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog; Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcomm; Facebook: www.facebook.com/Qualcomm.  

About Chatham Marconi Maritime Center The mission of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is to preserve and demonstrate the history of maritime wireless communication on Cape Cod and beyond, and to develop innovative education programs to explain how science and technology will enrich people’s lives in the 21st century. For more information, visit http://www.chathammarconi.org.  

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