SAN DIEGO -- April 15, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology today announced the on-time sample shipment of the world's first Zero Intermediate Frequency (Zero IF) radioOne™ MSM6050™ chipset solution for third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1X mobile devices. Leveraging the advantages of Zero IF, which include reductions in cost, component count and Printed Circuit Board area (PCB), the samples of the complete system solution consist of the MSM6050 Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software, RFT6100™, RFR6000™ and RFL6000™ transmit and receive chips, PM6050™ power management chip, and the accompanying Subscriber Unit Reference (SURF™) development platform. The radioOne MSM6050 chipset delivers a cost-effective solution for next-generation devices designed to take advantage of the worldwide growth and success of 3G CDMA2000 1X networks and address the growing demand for position location capabilities, and data applications and services.
Qualcomm's radioOne ZIF architecture eliminates the need for all IF components -IF integrated circuits (ICs), IF Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters, voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs), and Phase Lock Loops (PLLs) - thereby reducing PCB area and Bill of Materials (BOM) for future wireless handsets and other devices. In addition, only one external ultra high frequency (UHF) single-band VCO is required for all CDMA frequency bands worldwide.
"Qualcomm is now delivering its next-generation of 3G mobile device capabilities to CDMA2000 1X terminal manufacturers," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "With the on-time delivery of the MSM6050 radioOne-based chipset, Qualcomm is addressing the market's demand for new 3G services based on position location and multimedia by providing a flexible and cost-optimized terminal design that can be customized for multiple market segments."
The MSM6050 chipset and system software offers increased processing power, flexible memory interface capabilities and supports 3G CDMA2000 1X, which provides operators up to twice the voice capacity over previous IS-95A/B solutions. The MSM6050 chipset and system software supports the IS-2000 Release A standard, with data rates of up to 153 kilobits per second (kbps) on both the forward and reverse link.
The MSM6050 solution also offers gpsOne™ position location capabilities and key features of the Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite of technologies, offering a rich mixture of multimedia, connectivity, user interface and storage capabilities. In addition, the MSM6050 solution incorporates BREWapi, an Application Programming Interface (API) for the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform. BREWapi, which is available at no cost, will allow developers and handset manufacturers to create products that take advantage of the MSM6050 solution's advanced technology coupled with BREWapi's open platform and flexibility.
Sample quantities of the radioOne MSM6050 solution are available now with production quantities expected to be available in the third quarter of calendar 2002.
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; 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 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.