SAN DIEGO -- September 20, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the world's first video-streaming demonstration through a CDMA2000 1X/Bluetooth™ connection. The demonstration was performed on September 13, 2001, at the Cellular Telecommunications&Internet Association (CTIA) Wireless I.T.&Internet 2001 convention, held in San Diego. Using a third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1X handset based on the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM5100™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software solution connected through a laptop via a Bluetooth dial-up network, the demonstration achieved seamless connectivity. Enabling real-time streaming video, the MSM5100 chip provided data rates exceeding 144 kilobits per seconds (kbps) over the wide area network (WAN), with the Bluetooth connection providing comparable data rates over the wireless personal area network (WPAN).
"Combining the advanced 3G multimedia capabilities of our MSM5100 chipset and system software with Bluetooth's ability to link a wide variety of devices wirelessly has made the promise of wireless connectivity for real-time streaming video a reality," said Luis Pineda, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Integrating Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology with CDMA will provide consumers worldwide with a true wireless multimedia Internet experience as well as a low-cost solution for handset manufacturers."
The MSM5100 chipset provides the most efficient solution to integrating Bluetooth digital baseband processing into a comprehensive 3G CDMA2000 1X chipset and system software solution. Bluetooth is a short-range radio technology that eliminates the need for wired connections between digital devices, and is becoming an industry standard to ensure that computing and telecommunications equipment can communicate easily. Bluetooth provides a universal bridge to existing data networks, a peripheral interface, and a mechanism to form small, private ad hoc groupings of connected devices away from fixed network infrastructures.
The MSM5100 solution allows manufacturers to develop state-of-the-art 3G CDMA2000 1X handsets that feature the highest level of integration and the most complete set of positioning, multimedia and other advanced features available in the wireless industry. The MSM5100 chipset incorporates QCT's Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite, enabling a broad range of new terminal products, applications and Internet services, including the gpsOne™ position location solution and Bluetooth, as well as multimedia features such as Qtunes™ Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1) Layer-3 (MP3) player software and Compact Media Extension (CMX™) Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based multimedia software. The MSM5100 device also supports the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform.
QCT (www.cdmatech.com), a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, is a developer and supplier of CDMA chipsets, hardware and software solutions, and tools, with 163 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 chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the 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.