SAN DIEGO -- January 30, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSP1000™ mobile station applications processor sampled as planned in December 2000. The MSP1000 device enables integration of advanced multimedia features, including support for streaming video using PacketVideo's PVPlayer™ Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-4) streaming media decoder, Java-enabled applications, games, m-commerce, navigation and e-books. The MSP1000 device facilitates implementation of these high-performance functions in a system that includes one of QCT's Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) integrated circuits and the Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite. QCT's Wireless Internet Launchpad suite of advanced technologies and software includes MPEG-4 streaming video, gpsOne™ position-location capabilities featuring SnapTrack™ technology, Bluetooth™ connectivity capabilities, R-UIM (Removable User Identification Module), and multimedia features such as Qtunes™ MPEG-1 Layer-3 (MP3) player software support and Compact Media Extension (CMX™) Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based multimedia software.
Training sessions on the MSP1000 hardware, pre-commercial software and the associated development platform (SURF-MSP1000) have been held to work with customers and developers to familiarize them with new software and hardware configurations, and accelerate adoption of this new product.
"We have been working closely with carriers, manufacturers, and third-party operating system and application developers worldwide in identifying high-value applications that will enable innovative services that fully leverage the data communication capabilities of next-generation CDMA wireless systems," said Johan Lodenius, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are now supporting an array of advanced applications with the MSP1000, tightly coupled with our MSM product lines, as an integral part of our total integrated circuits and software solutions for CDMA handheld devices."
QCT's MSP1000 solution incorporates an ARM® microprocessor with a full suite of integrated peripherals specifically targeted toward handheld devices. It provides a direct and seamless interface to QCT's family of MSM integrated circuits and radio solutions for second and third-generation (3G) standards, providing wireless device manufacturers with flexibility in product segmentation. Using a single system design, manufacturers can develop a wide variety of platforms with unique feature sets by selecting from QCT's range of pin-compatible MSM integrated circuits. The MSP1000 integrated circuit supports most popular handheld operating systems, including Symbian, Microsoft Windows® CE and other proprietary systems.
Production quantities of the MSP1000 solution will be available in the second calendar quarter of 2001, with the first products incorporating the MSP1000 solution expected to be commercially available in the second half of calendar 2001.
QCT, a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, is a developer and supplier of CDMA integrated circuits, hardware and software solutions, and tools, with more than 133 million cumulative shipments of MSM chips 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 95 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.