Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM)pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that the Company will showcase a wide range of innovative products and advanced solutions at 3GSM World Congress 2003 in Cannes, France, from Feb. 18-21, 2003. Qualcomm's solutions enable the migration and adoption of UMTS and other third-generation (3G) services for the European and global wireless market.
There are currently 36 commercial 3G CDMA operators in 18 countries worldwide, making the vision of 3G technology a reality. Enabled by Qualcomm CDMA chipsets and system software, over 50 manufacturers have brought more than 200 phones and wireless devices to the marketplace, including high-speed wireless data cards, phones with color displays and integrated cameras, built-in MP3 and video players, downloadable games and graphics, and new location-based safety and security services. In concert with the combination of higher data rates, more powerful capabilities, and compelling devices and applications, today's 3G CDMA technology delivers products and services that consumers enjoy and operators depend on to drive profit and performance.
"Qualcomm is leveraging its 15 years of CDMA expertise and is now working closely with European operators and manufacturers to help them deliver cost-effective, feature-rich and first-to-market 3G UMTS services for the European wireless market," said Jeffrey K. Belk, senior vice president of marketing for Qualcomm. "Globally, CDMA operators are seeing new revenue streams as a result of increased high-speed data capabilities and voice traffic."
Demonstrations at the Qualcomm booth will include features and capabilities supported by the Company's multimode chipsets and system software, and applications enabled by the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) solution and Launchpad™ suite of technologies and capabilities, on various handsets and devices:
- UMTS video telephony on multiple commercial handsets
- UMTS-enabled high-speed Web browsing and video streaming on a laptop
- UMTS voice calls on several commercial handsets
- BREW-enabled applications on both a commercial GSM/GPRS handset and on a UMTS device, as well as Java applications on BREW on a UMTS device
- Assisted GPS-enabled consumer and enterprise applications delivering precise location-based services over GSM
- Multimedia applications including Java, MPEG-4 video and AAC audio, 3D Gaming, JPEG and MP3
- GSM1x live calls including SMS, MMS, as well as voice and enhanced data speeds with GSM SIM transparency
- Live calls on a multimode handset (GSM/CDMA2000) using GSM1x technology
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 tosuccessfully 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.