Mar 20, 2001LAS VEGAS
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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced details on the Company's revolutionary new MSM6xxx family of CDMA Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) integrated circuits and system software. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) developed this family of products to support key multimode, multiband second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless technologies, and to enable true wireless global roaming. All members of the MSM6xxx family of integrated circuits and system software feature QCT's new radioOne™ direct RF-to-baseband conversion technology, which cuts the total number of radio components in half, resulting in significant handset bill-of-materials (BOM) savings.
"QCT's new MSM6xxx family of integrated circuits and system software will enable an entire range of handsets that will easily allow manufacturers to address market-specific needs for a wide variety of product tiers, and to offer their customers new services and true global roaming capabilities," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Using our unique radioOne architecture, the MSM6xxx family of baseband and radio integrated circuits is the only solution in the industry to provide complete support for key multimode and multiband 2G and 3G technologies."
Each member of the MSM6xxx family:
Each member of the MSM6xxx family addresses specific market requirements for price point, feature set and global roaming capabilities. The MSM6xxx family includes:
MSM6000™ solution, announced on March 12, 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 integrated circuits 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; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) applications development platform; Eudora® e-mail software; 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 100 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.