SAN DIEGO -- October 13, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the on-time sampling of the MSM6025™ Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipset and system software solution to support data-enabled, entry-level devices for emerging CDMA2000 1X markets worldwide. The Company began shipping samples of the MSM6025 chipset at the end of September. Specifically targeted to enable broad availability of data devices and services in newer CDMA2000 1X markets such as China, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia, the MSM6025 chipset solution delivers 153 kbps data for entry-level products. The MSM6025 chipset and system software also offers increased processing power and flexible memory interface capabilities to utilize cost-effective external memories for the lowest system cost.
"Qualcomm announced this past May that the MSM6025 chipset would be available in third quarter, calendar 2003. We're pleased to now deliver on-time samples of the MSM6025 to our customers," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Combined with our radioOne RF solution, power management components and interfaces to low-cost, high-density memories, the MSM6025 chipset represents a cost effective solution for data phones in the entry-level market segment."
Compliant to CDMA2000 1X Release 0, MSM6025-based terminals provide operators up to twice the voice capacity over second-generation (2G) IS-95A/B solutions and data rates of up to 153 kbps in both forward and reverse links. To ensure handset design reutilization and accelerated time-to-market, the MSM6025 chipset solution features pin compatibility with Qualcomm's mid-tier GPS-enabled MSM6050™ chipset. With pin compatibility, handset manufacturers with proven MSM6050-based device designs can rapidly develop a lower cost non-GPS MSM6025-based version. This provides OEMs with the flexibility to develop products based on a common platform that reuses their design resources for different market needs, ensuring accelerated time-to-market and reduced overall product development costs.
The addition of the MSM6025 chipset to the CDMA2000 1X MSM portfolio complements Qualcomm's extensive and fully segmented line of entry-, mid- and high-tier solutions. All solutions in the MSM6xxx chipset family are based on radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture, providing reduced bill-of-material (BOM) costs and ultimately more cost-effective solutions for third-generation (3G) wireless devices.
The MSM6025 chipset integrates some key features of Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of applications and software including the Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) capability. Support for the Compact Media Extensions (CMX™) adds further flexibility and differentiation for data applications and services in this entry-level product segment. The CMX software-based system combines high quality 32-voice music playback with text, graphics, animation and voice, allowing users to personalize their phones by downloading images, ring tones and other entertainment-based contents. This low-cost, fully integrated solution is designed for use with Qualcomm MSM chipsets and system software solutions, including the MSM5xxx and MSM6xxx platforms.
The MSM6025 chipset solution includes Qualcomm's BREW™ system. Qualcomm's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers. This chipset is also compatible with QVM™, the MSM-based Java™ runtime environment; which is built entirely on and is compatible with the BREW software layer.
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 is a 2003 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, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.