QUALCOMM Addresses Global Trade Compliance Needs

Implements solution from NextLinx to streamline customer transactions

Implements solution from NextLinx to streamline customer transacions

Rockville, MD — June 14, 2004 — NextLinx Corp., a provider of global trade content and management solutions, said this week it will deploy its browser-based Trade Export solution at QUALCOMM Inc., pioneer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, to streamline and automate the screening, licensing and document creation process for shipping its products to multiple destinations worldwide.

Expanding its agreement with NextLinx, QUALCOMM said it expects to reduce global supply chain costs and minimize trade compliance risks.

"As QUALCOMM continues to offer innovative solutions, we acknowledge the importance of getting our products to market quickly and efficiently," said Kathleen Gebeau, director of export compliance at QUALCOMM. "By growing our relationship with NextLinx, we can further streamline export processes across all of our various business groups and multiple enterprise resource planning systems worldwide so that we can efficiently meet the global market demand."

Integrating into Oracle and PeopleSoft, Trade Export provides real-time access to the various international trade rules, thus allowing QUALCOMM to comply with export requirements and Customs laws. In addition, QUALCOMM said it will have the ability to calculate landed costs, generate shipping documents, determine required licenses and screen for restricted trading parties.

"Responding to increased security and stricter penalties, QUALCOMM recognized the importance of adjusting [information technology] to remain compliant with changing trade regulations. Tthe Trade Export solution will allow them to make cross-border shipping more manageable across their enterprise," said Rajiv Uppal, founder, president and CEO of NextLinx Corp.