Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced an agreement with LGE of Korea to purchase Qualcomm's new QCM-800 modules to be used in the development of new CDMA data devices. Qualcomm's QCM series of modules and samples of future module applications by LGE will be displayed at the PCS Show in Dallas, Texas, September 10-12, at the Dallas Convention Center.
"We are pleased that LGE has chosen to partner with us in the development of their CDMA data devices" said Gina M. Lombardi, vice president of product management for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "Our new QCM series of modules will enable LGE to quickly and efficiently bring their new CDMA digital data products to market."
Qualcomm's series of modules includes the QCM-800, an 800 MHz dual mode CDMA digital/analog module and the QCM-1900, a 1900 MHz CDMA digital Personal Communications Service (PCS) module. Both modules are designed to reduce product development and test cycles by providing an all-in-one production-ready solution to help companies like LGE shorten development cycles for CDMA products.
Qualcomm's QCM phone modules deliver all of the benefits of Qualcomm's CDMA digital technology, including superior voice quality, greater security, fewer dropped calls and greatly reduced interference and background noise. The modules provide a fast, affordable platform for the development of CDMA digital products and include standard interfaces for easy implementation. The QCM series will follow Qualcomm's product innovations in future generations and will support both voice and data applications. The form factor of the modules is extremely compact, approximately the size of a Type III PCMCIA card. The QCM-800 module is compliant with the IS-95A standard and the QCM-1900 is compliant with the ANSI J-STD-008 standard.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. Qualcomm'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 Qualcomm products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit Qualcomm's web site at 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, Qualcomm's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, change in economic conditions of the various markets Qualcomm serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm'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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