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Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
11:45 AM

Dr. Irwin Jacobs
Chairman of the Board, QUALCOMM

QUALCOMM Incorporated ( 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, California, QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

Dr. Jacobs is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology. Dr. Jacobs served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until July 2005.

Dr. Jacobs has led the commercialization of CDMA technology and its success as the world’s fastest-growing, most-advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. CDMA is the basis for all third-generation (3G) wireless networks; these 3G CDMA networks now carry the voice and data traffic of more than 150 million subscribers worldwide.

Dr. Jacobs holds several CDMA patents, contributing to QUALCOMM’s extensive portfolio of more than 3,000 issued and pending U.S. patent applications. More than 125 companies have licensed CDMA for the manufacturing of wireless devices and network infrastructure equipment, integrated circuits and test equipment.

Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, President, CEO and Chairman of LINKABIT Corporation, directing its growth from a few part-time employees in 1969 to more than 1,400 employees in 1985 and first introduction of Ku-band Very Small Aperature Earth Terminals (VSATs), commercial TDMA wireless phones, and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, at which time Dr. Jacobs served on the company’s board of directors until he resigned from M/A-COM in April 1985. More than 35 San Diego telecommunications companies, including QUALCOMM, trace their roots back to LINKABIT.

From 1959 to 1966, Dr. Jacobs was an Assistant/Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1966 to 1972 he served as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California-San Diego. At MIT, Dr. Jacobs co-authored a basic textbook on digital communications, entitled Principles of Communication Engineering. First published in 1965, the book remains in use today.

Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards.

Dr. Jacobs is a member of a number of industry and community boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma XI, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Jacobs also serves on the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Public Awareness of Engineering, the board of directors of Building Engineering & Science Talent, the visiting committee of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, California Council on Science and Technology, and is past chairman of the University of California President’s Engineering Advisory Council.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
11:35 AM

Colonel Danny McKnight
U. S. Army (Ret.)

Col. Danny McKnight retired in January 2002 after serving 28½ years in a distinguished and highly decorated career as a U. S. Army Ranger. His experience represents a lifetime of dedication to the defense of America.

Col. McKnight’s final assignment was as Chief of Staff for First Army, based at Fort Gillem, Georgia. His efforts as Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment elements assigned to Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia were chronicled in the book Black Hawk Down and the movie by the same name.

In addition to his expertise in many matters military, highlights of his skills in the leadership and management aspects of his career include:
• Providing direct financial management, guidance, and oversight of an annual operational budget of approximately $50 million.

• Developing a strategic planning concept and a measurable results program to track its successful implementation for the integration of active and reserve component soldiers as part of the Army’s training strategy for the year 2000 and beyond.

• Directing a staff of more than 300 military and DA civilian personnel to provide support for a field force of 10,000 people, who had to meet training requirements for approximately 250,000 reserve component soldiers.

Col. McKnight also has extensive experience in the areas of communications, public affairs, and emergency management.

Col. McKnight’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star for Valor; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead and Bronze Star; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Ranger Tab; Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Star; and Pathfinder Badge.

He graduated from the U. S. Army War College, Air Command and Staff College, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Infantry Officer Basic Course. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Florida in the Army ROTC Department.

Col. McKnight earned his master’s degree in higher education and administration from the University of Florida in 1985 and his Bachelor’s degree in management from Florida State University in 1973.





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 IMAPS 2006
 39th International Symposium
 on Microelectronics
 October 8-12, 2006
 San Diego Convention Center
 San Diego, California USA

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