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$1,000 Scholarships Presented to Three Individuals in the UCSD Extension CDMA Engineering Certificate Program

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced this year's recipients of its third annual educational scholarships. Students Jeff Lewis Schulze, Haim Schwartz and Hari Vattikota will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 towards tuition for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension certificate program in CDMA Engineering. The CDG awarded the scholarships during the opening session of the 2002 CDMA Americas Congress, being held Dec. 3-5, in San Diego.

"The CDG is committed to supporting individuals who are pursuing education in wireless technologies," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The UCSD certificate program provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today's telecommunications industry. The CDG is pleased to help these students achieve their professional goals."

Schulze is currently working as a semiconductor test engineer and is completing the CDMA Engineering certificate program to explore employment opportunities in the CDMA field.

Schwartz most recently designed and tested laser printer controller boards. He believes CDMA will continue to play a significant role in the wireless industry.

Vattikota served as a digital design engineer where his responsibilities included the design and verification of digital symbol modulators and demodulators for embedded Bluetooth solutions. He plans to investigate opportunities in CDMA through the certificate program.

Scholarships are presented to outstanding students who are new to the wireless industry and are looking to enhance their careers by learning more about CDMA technology. Covering approximately one-half of the tuition cost for the university's specialized certificate program in CDMA engineering, the scholarships are offered by the UCSD Extension program in the name of the CDG. The certificate program is designed to educate professionals in the fundamentals of CDMA engineering, and is available to individuals not currently employed in the wireless telecommunications industry.