SAN DIEGO -- January 7, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the world's first call using the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (Zero IF) technology and the MSM6000™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) CDMA2000 1X chipset. The radioOne Zero IF architecture eliminates the need for IF components including IF integrated circuits (ICs), IF Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters and IF voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) thereby reducing printed circuit board (PCB) area and Bill of Material (BOM) costs for future wireless handsets and other devices, enabling more cost-effective multimode, multi-band phones. The call was placed from Don Schrock, president of QCT, to Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO, at the Company's headquarters in San Diego, Calif.
"This first live call using radioOne technology represents a major historic milestone for CDMA and future multimode, multi-band terminals," said Don Schrock. "The radioOne solution demonstrates QCT's dedication to the continued improvements in both RF and CDMA wireless technology worldwide, as well as the depth and capabilities of our engineering staff."
Calls were made using radioOne technology with both the MSM6000 and MSM6050™ baseband chips. The first-generation radioOne chipset consists of the RFT6100™, RFR6000™ and RFL6000™ chips, which perform the receive and transmit functions for CDMA2000 1X wireless devices while eliminating all IF components. When combined with QCT's MSM6000 or MSM6050 baseband processors, the radioOne chipset forms a complete CDMA2000 1X solution, from radio frequency (RF) to baseband.
Sampling of the initial QCT radioOne Zero IF solution is expected to begin in the first quarter of calendar year 2002.
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 most recent Form 10-Q.