SAN DIEGO -- January 25, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the on-time production shipping in December 2000 of the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM3300™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) integrated circuit and system software, providing the most highly integrated advanced multimedia solution available for CDMA digital wireless handsets and data devices. Also shipping as part of QCT's complete solution is the SURF3300™ Subscriber Unit Reference development platform. Twenty of the world's leading CDMA handset manufacturers have selected the MSM3300 integrated circuit and system software, and development tools for use in their products.
"With the MSM3300 solution, QCT is the first chip developer in the world to provide CDMA handset manufacturers with highly integrated multimedia capabilities and the most powerful position location technologies on a single chipset," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "With our on-time production delivery, handsets using the MSM3300 integrated circuit and system software are expected to be available in early spring 2001, offering consumers an unprecedented range of multimedia, position location, and other advanced capabilities and features."
The MSM3300 device is the centerpiece of the chipset, which is comprised of the MSM3300 CDMA modem, RFT3100™ analog-baseband-to-RF upconverter, IFR3300™ IF-to-baseband downconverter, RFR3300™ RF-to-IF downconverter - the first front-end receiver in the industry to incorporate global positioning system (GPS) capabilities in a CDMA chipset - PA3300™ power amplifier, PM1000™ power management device and the SURF3300 development platform.
The MSM3300 solution offers the highly integrated features of QCT's Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite of advanced technologies and software, including gpsOne™ position location capabilities featuring SnapTrack™ technology, Bluetooth™ connectivity capabilities, UMTS Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), and multimedia features such as Qtunes™ Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1) Layer-3 (MP3) player software support and Compact Media Extension (CMX™) Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based multimedia software. The MSM3300 integrated circuit is also capable of interfacing to QCT's Mobile Station Processor (MSP™) microprocessor family, which is designed to perform the functions associated with personal digital assistant (PDA) applications, including support for streaming video using PacketVideo's PVPlayer™ MPEG-4 streaming media decoder. Pin-compatible with the MSM3100, the MSM3300 is available in the same 208-ball Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA) production package.
QCT, a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, is a developer and supplier of CDMA integrated circuits, hardware and software solutions, and tools, with more than 118 million cumulative shipments of MSM integrated circuits worldwide. QCT offers wireless position location technology by SnapTrack, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. QCT supplies chipsets to the world's leading CDMA handset and infrastructure manufacturers including: Acer Peripherals, Inc., ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.; CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.; FUJITSU LIMITED; Hitachi, Ltd.; Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.; KYOCERA CORPORATION; LG Information and Communications, Ltd.; Samsung Electronics Ltd.; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; and Toshiba Corporation, among others.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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 24, 2000, and most recent Form 10-Q.