SAN DIEGO -- December 12, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE) today announced the selection of the Qualcomm MSM6200™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software for LG's dual-mode third-generation (3G) handsets. A highly integrated, single-chip multimode solution, the MSM6200 chipset supports the Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode of WCDMA (UMTS) and GSM/GPRS. The complete MSM6200 WCDMA solution includes the MSM6200 modem, and the RTR6200™, RFL6200™ and RFR6200™ direct conversion multimode chips.
"Our partnership with LGE in driving the deployment of CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO has been very successful, and we are pleased that LGE has selected our MSM6200 chipset and system software for their next generation of UMTS devices," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "With the dual-mode MSM6200 solution, LGE will be able to enhance their phones to support both 3G UMTS and GSM/GPRS capabilities."
"LGE was the first company to demonstrate video telephony on a 3GPP-compliant handset," said James Kim, president of LG Electronics, Inc. "Our selection of the MSM6200 chipset will enable us to continue leading the UMTS marketplace."
The MSM6200 chipset is the latest version of Qualcomm's WCDMA/UMTS family of solutions and supports data rates of up to 384 kbps in WCDMA/UMTS mode. The RTR6200 chip provides an integrated GSM/GPRS transceiver for GSM-900 and GSM-1800 bands, and a UMTS transmitter. The WCDMA receive function in the complete MSM6200 solution is performed by the RFL6200 chip, which is a low-noise amplifier (LNA), and by the RFR6200 chip, which contains the direct-conversion mixer and local-oscillator generator.
Like all members of the MSM6xxx family, the complete MSM6200 solution incorporates Qualcomm's radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture, which eliminates the need for Intermediate Frequency (IF) components, including large IF Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters and additional IF circuitry. With radioOne technology, the MSM6200 solution requires less printed-circuit-board area than previous-generation chipsets and reduces bill-of-material costs for dual-mode handsets.
The MSM6200 solution also supports Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality.
Established in 1958 as Korea's pioneer consumer electronics company, LG Electronics is a global major player of electronics and information&communications products, with over 55,000 employees working in 72 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world, as well as its business units in Korea. As the fruits of its concentrated endeavors in the innovation and development of leading-edge technologies, LG Electronics has achieved a position as a global leader in both its core sectors and new digital products such as digital TV, Internet appliances and next-generation mobile handsets. LG Electronics is focused on promoting home-network and mobile-network businesses based on cutting-edge multimedia application technology, along with information and communication technology, as its core business areas. LG Electronics' goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives easier than ever. More information is available at: www.lge.com.
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. 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, 2002 and most recent Form 10-Q.