QUALCOMM has become a shareholder and limited partner in SkyBridge LP in a deal which gives the Bethesda, Md.-based multimedia satellite service company access to Qualcomm's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. SkyBridge, which is planning a constellation of 80 broadband low-Earth orbit satellites, expects the Qualcomm CDMA will give it "significant cost advantages" in both user terminals and gateways.

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