Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6260™ chipset and system software solution for WCDMA (UMTS)/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (EGPRS) to increase the reach of cost-effective, higher-speed wireless data solutions. The MSM6260 Multimedia Platform chipset supports peak data rates of 3.6 Mbps to address global demand for high-speed wireless data devices. With the MSM6260 solution, OEMs can develop HSDPA devices at attractive price points that offer global roaming and advanced wireless multimedia. Samples of the MSM6260 chipset are expected to ship in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2005.
“To meet the increased demand for the high data rates supported by HSDPA, we've developed a mainstream solution, the MSM6260 chipset, that allows OEMs to reuse their existing MSM6275-based designs to develop a broad variety of HSDPA devices,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Qualcomm's expanded chipset portfolio addresses the differing market needs of HSDPA, from entry-priced, MSM6260-enabled handsets to high-end devices enabled by the MSM6280 solution.”
The MSM6260 is pin- and software-compatible with Qualcomm's HSDPA family of chipsets, including the commercially available MSM6275™ solution and the MSM6280™ chipset — providing flexible design reuse options to enable OEMs to get to market faster. As with all chipsets in Qualcomm's Multimedia Platform, the MSM6260 solution 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
- aacPlus™ and advanced audio for portable music enjoyment along with Qualcomm's CMX™ (Compact Media Extensions™) technology
- High-quality snapshots with up to 2.0 megapixel digital camera support with the Qcamera™ solution
- Location-based services with Qualcomm's gpsOne® solution Qualcomm's MSM6260 solution supports tri-band WCDMA/HSPDA (850/1900/2100 MHz) and quad-band EGPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with the RTR6275™/RFR6275™ configuration — a radioOne® solution developed with RF CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor), a low-cost, high-volume digital process technology. With RF CMOS process technology, Qualcomm's MSM6260 solution drives down development and time-to-market costs.
Qualcomm's mainstream WCDMA solutions also include the MSM6255A™ chipset, a 90nm version of the previously announced MSM6255™ solution. This new chipset includes the same RF configuration as the MSM6260 solution and is pin- and software-compatible with the MSM6255, MSM6260, MSM6275 and MSM6280 chipsets.
The Multimedia Platform supports 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® ecosystem, 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™) which 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 2004 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.