Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has signed a WCDMA infrastructure patent license agreement
with QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM). Under the terms of the
worldwide royalty-bearing agreement, QUALCOMM has granted Andrew a
license to develop, manufacture, and sell WCDMA picocell and microcell
base station systems.
The agreement provides for the use of certain QUALCOMM intellectual
property in the Andrew OneBase(TM) Pico, a complete single-carrier
picocell wireless base station serving small, coverage limited data
hotspots for up to 80 channels, and the Andrew OneBase Micro, a further
development of OneBase Pico that features single-carrier operation for
larger areas. Both Andrew "BTS in a box" offerings are designed to
complement an original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) existing base
station transceiver product portfolio.
"This agreement supports our efforts to bring the benefits and value of
our innovative OneBase portfolio to our global OEM customers," said
Mickey Miller, group president, Base Station Subsystems, Andrew
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
OneBase is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
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statements and we caution our stockholders and others that these
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.