SAN DIEGO -- November 12, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced a successful public demonstration of a wireless voice call via a third-generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)-compliant handset. The demonstration, using a handset equipped with the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM5200™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) chipset and system software, was performed at Qualcomm's Investment Community Meeting on November 8, 2001 in San Diego.
"This demonstration of a public wireless voice call on a UMTS-compliant handset, powered by QCT's WCDMA chipset, illustrates our continuing commitment to the European marketplace and our ability to provide the solutions needed to produce 3G UMTS-compliant handsets that are feature-rich, as well as small," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "The delivery of the MSM5200 chipset and system software solution to handset manufacturers, timed to coincide with manufacturers' requirements, and the interoperability testing we have been performing with European infrastructure vendors show we are continuing to meet our announced project milestones."
The test mobile handset used in the demonstration, one of the smallest working UMTS terminals in the world, included the MSM5200 modem, the RFR5200 receive chip and the RFT5200 transmit chip. The MSM5200 solution supports the Third Generation Partnership Project Frequency Division Duplex (3GPP FDD) mode of WCDMA - the technological underpinning for UMTS - and provides a peak data rate of 384 kilobits per second (kbps).
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, including 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 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 175 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 30, 2001, and the most recent Form 10-Q.