Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has signed a license agreement with LSI Logic Corporation of Milpitas, Calif. The agreement enables LSI Logic to develop, manufacture and sell cdmaOne (IS-95) Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) to Qualcomm's subscriber equipment licensees for digital cellular, personal communications services (PCS) and wireless local loop applications around the world.
"LSI Logic enjoys a worldwide reputation as a key supplier of digital communications integrated circuits to the mobile communications marketplace," said Steve Altman, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm's Technology Transfer Division. "By adding CDMA to its portfolio of capabilities, LSI Logic stands to gain an even larger share of this lucrative market."
With this agreement, LSI Logic becomes the fourth ASIC supplier to worldwide CDMA markets. CDMA is the digital technology of choice for digital cellular and PCS in the United States. CDMA offers better voice quality with longer talk and standby times and greater wireless access to millions of subscribers.
"This patent license agreement allows LSI Logic's leadership in CoreWare®-based ASIC design to be combined with CDMA technology, thereby providing our wireless customers with system-on-a-chip solutions at a time when time-to-market and product differentiation around the CDMA standard is key," said John Daane, LSI Logic's vice president and general manager, Communication Products Division.
Company Background: LSI Logic (NYSE:LSI), The System on a Chip Company™, is a leading supplier of customer high-performance semiconductors, with operations world-wide. The company enables customers to build complete systems on a single chip with its CoreWare® design program, which increasesperformance, lowers system costs and accelerates time to market. LSI Logic develops application-optimized products in partnership with trend setting customers, and operates leading-edge manufacturing facilities to produce submicron geometry chips. The company maintains a high level of quality as demonstrated by its ISO 9000 certifications. LSI Logic Corporation is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035, www.lsilogic.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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