HOUSTON -- June 4, 2001 -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ), a global enterprise technology and solutions company, and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced plans to provide a high-speed, wide-area network (WAN) wireless solution based on Qualcomm's CDMA2000 1x/1xEV technology. The new CDMA2000 1xEV technology will be integrated into Compaq's MultiPort, an embedded, fully compliant Plug-and-Play USB port located integral to the notebook display on Compaq Evo c Series notebooks.
Enabled with a CDMA2000 1xEV MultiPort module, Compaq Evo c Series notebooks will provide users a wireless connection with up to 2.4 Mbps peak throughput for third-generation (3G) data services. This high-speed wide-area network connectivity will support e-mail, web browsing, mobile e-commerce, streaming videos and many other applications. The CDMA2000 1xEV MultiPort module will provide end users continuous, untethered, always-on Internet access.
"Qualcomm is pleased that Compaq is extending the availability of high-speed data. The MultiPort module will enable wireless Internet access directly from Compaq Evo Notebooks, increasing the demand for high-speed data," stated Barbara Noerenberg, vice president of program management for Qualcomm. "With this new CDMA2000 1xEV MultiPort module, the boundaries of mobile computing are limitless. With the added portability of the Evo notebooks, Compaq users have high-speed Internet access anytime, anywhere."
"The CDMA2000 1xEV MultiPort module will provide our customers a high-speed wireless connection to their data and business information," stated Ken Willett, vice president of desktop and portable business, Compaq Access Business Group. "The flexibility of the MultiPort allows users to interchange modules based on their needs, providing them a wireless solution in any type of environment."
CDMA2000 1xEV provides the highest spectral efficiency of any mobile, wireless wide-area network in existence today, resulting in the lowest cost per bit for data delivery. The CDMA2000 1xEV MultiPort module is expected to become available for use in CDMA2000 1xEV pre-commercial rollouts in the fourth calendar quarter of 2001. This product is expected to be made commercially available by Compaq in the second calendar quarter of 2002.
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 platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; 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 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading global provider of technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at www.compaq.com.