Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced a wide range of innovative products, advanced wireless solutions and collaborative agreements that are driving the migration and adoption of third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless services.
"Consumer adoption of 3G CDMA is quickly gaining momentum in many regions of the world, spurring the purchase of more high-end phones, and the development and downloading of varied applications. In the United States, Canada, South Korea and Latin America, over six million 3G CDMA subscribers are enjoying many new features and applications available on their color-screen, multimedia-capable handsets, some providing accurate position location," said Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm. "These consumers have access to high-speed, affordable services such as multi-player games, mapping and navigation, photo exchange, video such as nanny-cams, e-mail and Web browsing. Such services use 3G CDMA technology to assure user satisfaction and increases margin for operators. We are pleased to be demonstrating many advantages for the global market of 3G CDMA with live demonstrations at CTIA Wireless 2002."
Enabled by Qualcomm CDMA chipsets and system software, a broad range of full-color phones and wireless devices are entering the market, including: camera phones; Video on Demand phones; Global Positioning System (GPS) and multimedia enabled phones and devices; as well as WinCE devices with VGA screens. These new devices, combined with true 3G performance, are opening the door for the creation of a broad array of products and services that deliver greater choice for consumers and enhance operators' ability to differentiate.
A few of the highlights of Qualcomm's show presence include:
- 13 developers and publishers demonstrate their applications on the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform
- Live voice and data calls using radioOne™ technology with the MSM6000 and MSM6050 chipsets
- Live UMTS/WCDMA and GSM calls using small form factor handsets
- Live gpsOne position location technology and Compact Media Extension (CMX™) multimedia software demonstrations
- Live demonstrations of GSM1x, a second natural option for GSM operators to migrate to 3G services in existing or new spectrum
- Demonstrations of the latest 1xEV-DO devices in the Starbucks Netcafe at the booth
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 Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform; QChat push-to-talk technology; 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.