SAN DIEGO - July 9, 2001 - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the on-time sample shipping of the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) CSM5500™ Cell-Site Modem (CSM™) integrated circuit and system software, a high-capacity and high-speed solution that supports the new third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1x Evolution Data Only (1xEV-DO) standard, optimized for wireless data communications, using a spectrally efficient 1.25 megahertz (MHz) channel to provide peak data throughput of 2.4 megabits per second (Mbps) on the forward link. The 1xEV-DO standard evolved from Qualcomm's development of High Data Rate (HDR) technology and provides the lowest cost-per-bit of any announced technology for wireless high-speed data transmission, including General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Wideband CDMA (WCDMA).
"The CSM5500 solution provides wireless infrastructure operators with the most advanced 3G solution available for high-speed wireless Internet services, and the on-time sampling of the CSM5500 integrated circuit and API software proves our commitment to enable high-speed data at the lowest cost," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Our on-time delivery of 3G 1xEV-DO solutions, both on the infrastructure and the handset sides, emphasizes our dedication to our 1xEV-DO customers. Wireless equipment manufacturers and carriers are already working on products, applications and services that use the capabilities provided by our 1xEV-DO solutions, which are helping to drive the development and deployment of 3G systems worldwide."
The CSM5500 device is an end-to-end tested 1xEV-DO solution that is verified against Qualcomm's MSM5500™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) 1xEV-DO integrated circuit, and is a pin-and package-compatible replacement for existing 1xEV trial systems, offering substantial cost and power savings. Each CSM5500 device can operate in one of three modes - modulator, demodulator or decoder. The CSM5500 modulator can support up to three sectors on the forward link. Each CSM5500 demodulator can support 24 channel elements on the reverse link. A single CSM5500 turbo decoder can support the decoding needs across all three sectors.
Production quantities of the CSM5500 integrated circuit and system software are expected to be available during the third quarter 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 150 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; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications 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 2001 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.