SAN DIEGO -- October 4, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the worldwide availability of samples of the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM5200™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software, as well as the accompanying Subscriber Unit Reference (SURF™) development platform. The MSM5200 solution supports the Third Generation Partnership Project Frequency Division Duplex (3GPP FDD) mode of Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) to provide a peak data rate of 384 kilobits per second (kbps).
"Our MSM5200 chipset, system software and SURF platform, delivered to the market on schedule in the third quarter of 2001, represents a key milestone for our WCDMA development program," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "With the availability of our sample chipset system solution and the close collaboration with manufacturers and operators, QCT is enabling development that is essential to a successful launch of WCDMA."
The complete Qualcomm WCDMA solution includes the MSM5200 modem, the RFT5200™ baseband-to-RF (radio frequency) transmit processor, the RFR5200™ RF-to-baseband receive processor and the SURF development platform.
As with all chipsets in the QCT product line, the MSM5200 WCDMA solution is compatible with the Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite of advanced technologies and software includes Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, UMTS Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), and multimedia features such as Qtunes™, Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1) Layer-3 (MP3) player software support and Compact Media Extension (CMX™) Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based multimedia software. In addition to offering these features, the MSM5200 chip interfaces with QCT's Mobile Station Processor (MSP™) microprocessor family, which is designed to perform the functions associated with personal digital assistant (PDA) applications, including support for streaming video using the MPEG-4 format. The MSM5200 solution also supports Qualcomm's 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.