Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Digital Rights Management Solution

Security Solution Available for WCDMA (UMTS) Chipsets

Feb 24, 2004CANNES, France

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced a digital rights management (DRM) solution for its SecureMSM™ security suite, enabling operators and content developers to deliver copyright-protected digital media over wireless networks. The SecureMSM solution is completely integrated into select Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipset solutions and will be available for the WCDMA (UMTS) digital media marketplace beginning with Qualcomm's MSM6250™ chipset solution. With the SecureMSM solution, Qualcomm supports the three methods of Open Mobile Alliance™ (OMA) DRM version one, as well as other open DRM implementations — enabling an open platform that provides new business models for greater revenue generation.

The DRM solution for the SecureMSM security suite will be available mid-2004.

"With SecureMSM, Qualcomm will provide a DRM agent that supports open DRM implementations, including the three methods of OMA DRM version one," said Luis Pineda, vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Enhanced DRM for wireless opens up revenue generating opportunities for operators and content developers alike - and addresses consumer demand for wireless devices that give them the premium content they expect from their infotainment experience."

Built completely upon Qualcomm's BREW™ API, the SecureMSM solution provides rights management for all protected digital media, from premium content to non-premium content, establishing a strong business model for content developers and operators to generate increased revenues. With the SecureMSM solution, wireless handset manufacturers can supply their customers with devices that meet mandatory operator requirements for DRM support.

The SecureMSM solution uses Qualcomm's integrated BREW API to ensure that applications which currently use DRM and trust agent will also work on future MSM platforms, enabling design re-use and faster time-to-market. As always, wireless applications written on the BREW platform are able to conform to all relevant open, public standards. The SecureMSM security suite is also available to Java®-based applications. The SecureMSM software is integrated into select Qualcomm MSM chipset solutions and is a key component of Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite.

Key features of Qualcomm's SecureMSM DRM solution:

  • Supports open DRM implementations including the three methods of OMA DRM v1:
  • Forward lock
  • Combined delivery
  • Separate delivery
  • Fine granularity of permissions on executable content and API access control
  • A more secure file system to ensure integrity of sensitive data

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 the S&P 500 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.


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