7/29/2003 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) to acquire certain assets of the Workstyle® business, to begin assuming support responsibilities for the Workstyle customer base and to license the source code of the Workstyle product line developed by Wireless Knowledge, a subsidiary of QUALCOMM.
Extended Systems will offer QUALCOMM’s Workstyle customer base an upgrade from subscription-based services to perpetual licenses. The customer transition from Workstyle to Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect Server is already underway. Aggressive upgrade incentives have been established to allow customers to migrate as quickly as possible. During the transition, Extended Systems and QUALCOMM will work together to ensure that Workstyle customers continue to receive an exceptional level of customer service and support.
"Extended Systems is an established mobility player with an excellent product suite and customer track record," said QUALCOMM CIO and former Wireless Knowledge CEO Norm Fjeldheim. "QUALCOMM is confident that Extended Systems can add a great deal of value to the Workstyle customer base by providing a robust set of mobile solutions."
"Recognition from an industry-leader such as QUALCOMM confirms that Extended Systems has the vision, product suite and expertise to strongly compete in the mobile middleware space," said Extended Systems’ CEO and President Steve Simpson. "We are forging a strong relationship with QUALCOMM that will ultimately speed the adoption rates for both mobile applications and CDMA technologies within the enterprise."
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
About Extended Systems
Extended Systems (www.extendedsystems.com) provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes through mobile technology. The company’s mobile software suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation (SFA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM). Extended Systems has more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Ericsson, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, RIM, Sharp, Siemens and Toshiba.
Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.extendedsystems.com.
Wireless Knowledge and Workstyle are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
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