Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6255™ chipset and system software to enable cost-effective WCDMA (UMTS) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE solutions. Qualcomm has extended the success of the commercially available MSM6250™ chipset to deliver the MSM6255 chipset, a highly integrated multimedia solution for WCDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks worldwide. With the MSM6255 chipset, part of Qualcomm’s Multimedia Platform, operators can leverage their existing network investments to quickly upgrade to WCDMA. Samples of the MSM6255 chipset are expected to ship in the second half of calendar year 2005.
“With the MSM6255 chipset, we’ve leveraged the success of our WCDMA chipset solutions to provide GSM/GPRS/EDGE operators with a cost-effective multimedia solution that attracts and retains consumers,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Because the MSM6250 and MSM6255 chipsets are both part of the Multimedia Platform, our manufacturer customers will be able to re-use applications and decrease development time to achieve faster time to market.”
As with all chipsets in Qualcomm’s Multimedia Platform, the MSM6255 chipset is optimized to deliver in-demand mainstream multimedia services, including:
- Streaming video solutions for the latest infotainment services with Qualcomm’s Qtv™, Qcamcorder™ and Qvideophone™ technologies
- MP3 and advanced audio for portable music enjoyment with Qualcomm’s CMX™ (Compact Media Extensions™) technology
- High-quality snapshots with a megapixel digital camera sensor interface through the Qcamera™ solution
- Location-based services with Qualcomm’s gpsOne® solution
Qualcomm’s MSM6255 solution also includes the radioOne® RTR6275™ transceiver solution, the industry’s first RF CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) solution for WCDMA/HSDPA and EGPRS. RF CMOS is a low-cost, high-volume digital process technology used for a majority of today’s digital computer microchips. With RF CMOS process technology, Qualcomm’s MSM6255 solution drives down development and time-to-markets costs — providing cost-effective, faster data rate multimedia devices and services that maximize infrastructure investments.
The MSM6255 chipset is part of Qualcomm’s Multimedia Platform which also includes the MSM6100™, MSM6225™, MSM6250, MSM6300™ and MSM6500™ chipsets — single-chip solutions that deliver engaging multimedia devices and applications to more market segments in every major wireless standard.
The Multimedia solutions support Qualcomm’s Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, including Qualcomm’s gpsOne solution, the world’s most broadly deployed assisted-GPS handset technology.
The Multimedia Platform chipsets also support Qualcomm’s BREW® system, which enables the development and monetization of advanced applications and content, allowing operators and OEMs to differentiate their products and services and increase revenues. Qualcomm’s chipsets are also compatible with the Java™ runtime environment; J2ME™ can be built entirely on the chipset as an extension to the BREW solution.
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 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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.