SAN DIEGO -- November 6, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that 13 global manufacturers have selected Qualcomm's integrated chipsets and system software to deliver a wide variety of enterprise and consumer wireless devices to support WCDMA (UMTS) markets. Utilizing Qualcomm's MSM6200™ and MSM6250™ chipset solutions, leading manufacturers in China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States are developing WCDMA (UMTS) wireless products to meet the demands of multiple planned network launches around the world in 2004.
"The endorsement of our WCDMA (UMTS) solutions by 13 of the world's leading wireless device manufacturers ensures a wide selection of consumer and enterprise products will be available in the coming year," said Luis Pineda, vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Qualcomm has joined forces with the world's leading wireless manufacturers to enable a wide variety of cost competitive WCDMA (UMTS) products to drive market demand, fueling the swift adoption of WCDMA (UMTS), and our integrated chipset solutions provide a compelling partnership for this commercial success."
The MSM6200 chipset - currently powering handsets supporting WCDMA (UMTS) commercial service in Japan - is Qualcomm's second-generation WCDMA (UMTS) solution, supporting data rates of up to 384 kbps in WCDMA (UMTS) mode. Qualcomm's MSM6250 chipset, compatible with all GSM, GPRS and WCDMA (UMTS) networks worldwide, enables the development of entry-level to high-tier multimedia and position location handsets to appeal to mainstream wireless consumers.
The MSM6200 and the MSM6250 solutions incorporate Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, as well as 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. These chipsets are also compatible with the Java™ runtime environment; the J2ME™ solution can be built entirely on the chipset's BREW software layer.
Like all members of the MSM6xxx family, the MSM6200 and the MSM6250 solutions incorporate Qualcomm's radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture, which eliminates the need for Intermediate Frequency (IF) components, including large IF saw filters and additional IF circuitry. With radioOne technology, the MSM6200 and the MSM6250 solutions require less printed circuit board area than previous generation chipsets and reduce bill-of-material costs for wireless products.
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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.