Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Sampling of the MSM6225 Chipset for Entry-Level WCDMA (UMTS) Handsets

Value Platform Chipset Enables Cost-Optimized Handsets with Integrated Multimedia Features to Help Migrate 2G Consumers to WCDMA

Apr 14, 2005SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the sampling of Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6225™ Value Platform chipset to support entry-level and data-centric devices for emerging WCDMA (UMTS) markets. With the MSM6225 chipset, manufacturers can create dynamic devices at attractive price points to further expand their WCDMA product offerings. The MSM6225 chipset is a highly integrated solution that supports popular wireless multimedia features, including 1.3 megapixel Qcamera™ and Qtv™ video capabilities. The MSM6225 solution is Qualcomm's fifth chipset to be provided to customers as part of the industry's broadest WCDMA product roadmap available today.

"Qualcomm's MSM6225 solution offers a compelling set of features in this product tier, allowing OEMs to develop WCDMA devices that take full advantage of the rapid growth forecasted for the entry-level segment," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "The MSM6225 chipset enables cost-competitive devices with popular multimedia features, including digital camera and video playback support that are traditionally associated with higher-end devices."

The optimized feature set of the MSM6225 chipset includes:

  • 90nm process technology
  • Pin and software API compatibility with Qualcomm's commercially proven MSM6250™ and recently announced MSM6250A™ chipsets to support design re-use across market tiers
  • Bluetooth® support for wireless connectivity to peripherals
  • 384 kbps data in both uplink and downlink
  • Qtv at 15 fps QCIF to enable playback and streaming of mainstream video content
  • Windows Media® video codec support
  • Audio support for popular formats, including SMAF™, MIDI, MP3, AAC and aacPlus™
  • Up to 1.3 megapixel Qcamera support

Qualcomm's MSM6225 solution includes the powerOne™ PM6650™power management device, and provides support for WCDMA (2100 MHz) and quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with the radioOne® RTR6250™/ RFR6250™ configuration. This complete solution is also ideal for wireless data card manufacturers who require a cost-effective, high-performance wireless modem option for their enterprise device offerings.

Qualcomm's Value Platform includes the MSM6000™, MSM6025™, MSM6050™, MSM6200™ and MSM6225 chipsets, enabling voice-centric and basic data phones and services for emerging and prepaid CDMA2000® 1X and WCDMA markets. The Value Platform chipsets deliver accessible, affordable wireless to the global marketplace. These chipsets support select features of Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality.

The Value Platform chipsets also support the 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 ( 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.

Qualcomm, radioOne and BREW are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mobile Station Modem, MSM, MSM6000, MSM6025, MSM6050, MSM6200, MSM6225, MSM6250, MSM6250A, Qtv, Qcamera, RFR6250, RTR6250, powerOne, PM6650 and Launchpad are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. CDMA2000 is a registered certification mark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA). Used under license. Java and J2ME are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SMAF is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation of America. aacPlus is a trademark of Coding Technologies. Windows Media is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.