Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Fully Integrated Video Solution for Feature-Rich Wireless Devices

NEW ORLEANS -- March 17, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the integration of Qtv™ video support for the MSM6100™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset.

The Qtv player is a fully integrated software solution for adding high-quality multimedia streaming and playback capabilities to mobile devices. Qtv supports both "download and play" batch operation and streaming applications of MPEG-4-compliant multimedia content and enables applications such as viewing video clips previously downloaded, viewing real-time streaming weather, movie and music clips, and sending and receiving video mail with other phone users or desktop clients when using a MSM6100-based handset.

"Carriers and manufacturers worldwide have indicated a strong desire for video as a key feature requirement for 3G handsets," said Sanjay Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Qualcomm's Qtv solution provides high performance video capability, enabling handset manufacturers to address a broad segment of consumers while reducing the time-to-market delivery for exciting, advanced multimedia CDMA2000 1X devices."

CDMA wireless handset manufacturers can now quickly and affordably add exciting video and visual messaging capabilities to their products. Qtv, powered by Qualcomm, provides advanced multimedia and messaging capabilities to the MSM6100, including support for:

  • File playback rates of up to 15 frames per second (fps) QCIF-size display
  • Real-time streaming player at up to 15 fps QCIF display
  • MPEG4-AAC streaming audio support
  • MPEG-4 real-time video encoder at up to 15 fps QCIF image for video mail applications
  • Dedicated hardware acceleration for optimized performance
  • Low cost, fast time to market for MSM6100 handset manufacturers

The MSM6100 chipset and system software also incorporates other advanced features of Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of applications and software, encompassing advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage capabilities. Selected components of the Launchpad suite are integrated into all of Qualcomm's MSM chipsets based on the market for which each chip is designed.

In addition to advanced multimedia features, the MSM6100 solution features Qualcomm's radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture which eliminates the need for Intermediate Frequency (IF) components. With radioOne technology, the MSM6100 chipset requires less printed-circuit-board area than previous generations and enable reduced time-to-market development and bill-of-material costs.

The MSM6100 solution also supports Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW™) Application Programming Interface (API) - BREWapi™. With the BREWapi routines, protocols and tools, handset manufacturers and developers can develop embedded wireless applications and BREW-based products more quickly and easily.

Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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.


Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qtv, MSM, MSM6100, Launchpad, radioOne, BREW and BREWapi, are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.