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CDMA Development Group Continues Worldwide Expansion with Addition of Nine Industry Leading Members

CDMA Technology Remains On The Fast Track

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 22, 2000 -- Indicative of the continued adoption of CDMA technology worldwide, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that the organization continues to expand at a rapid pace with the addition of nine new member companies. Leading wireless operator Telecom New Zealand joins the organization as a CDG executive board member. Additional new members include Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Illinois Superconductor Corp., PrairieComm, Schlumberger, ScoreBoard, Inc., Sierra Wireless, Inc., SigmaOne Communications Corp., and SignalSoft Corp.

"The CDG is pleased to have numerous reputable new members, which will further strengthen our efforts in the deployment of worldwide wireless services," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "As we continue to evolve to next generation services, the camaraderie between the Group's member companies will significantly benefit the global wireless community as CDMA technology becomes the first to enable true 3G services."

The CDG and its member companies have achieved numerous milestones with CDMA technology's presence on virtually every continent reaching more than 57 million mobile users worldwide. The addition of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Illinois Superconductor Corp., PrairieComm, ScoreBoard, Inc., Sierra Wireless, Inc., SigmaOne Communications Corp., and SignalSoft Corp. provides the CDG with a multitude of technology capabilities and resources, ranging from network and infrastructure solutions to mobile location services. New member company Schlumberger, a leading provider of smartcards, along with existing member smartcard manufacturer, Gemplus, complements the CDG's global roaming team, as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently approved CDMA SIM standard for publication.