May 4, 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 first products in the Qualcomm Single Chip™ (QSC™) family, targeted to deliver affordable voice and basic multimedia solutions to multiple segments within the entry-level market. First announced by Qualcomm in November 2004, this architecture combines baseband modem, multimedia engines, radio transceiver and power management functionality, plus built-in security in the industry's first single-chip CDMA2000® 1X solutions.
The first QSC solutions are the newest additions to Qualcomm's Value Platform of chipsets, and include the QSC6010™, QSC6020™ and QSC6030™ solutions - all three are pin- and software API-compatible, providing handset manufacturers with flexibility and ease of design development to lower overall handset costs. These solutions help drive down handset costs to enable broader adoption of high-speed data services in emerging markets, including China, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Qualcomm expects to sample all three QSC solutions in the first quarter of calendar 2006.
"Our initial QSC products address the exponential growth opportunities in emerging markets by enabling affordable voice and high-speed data services that surpass the quality and reliability of competitive offerings," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "With a single-chip architecture that simplifies design and reduces external components, Qualcomm's solutions will help ensure operators have access to handsets that deliver entry-level multimedia services to this consumer market."
By integrating modem, RF, power management, multimedia and security functionality into a single chip, the latest solutions in Qualcomm's Value Platform eliminate discrete components in handset designs to lower development and manufacturing costs, reduce bill-of-materials costs and accelerate time to market. The QSC family introduces three different pin- and software API-compatible configurations to more effectively support distinct entry-level markets:
Qualcomm's Value Platform also includes the Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6000™, MSM6025™, MSM6050™, MSM6200™ and MSM6225™ chipsets, enabling voice-centric and basic data phones and services for emerging and prepaid CDMA2000 1X and WCDMA (UMTS) markets. The Value Platform chipsets deliver accessible, affordable wireless to the global marketplace. Select Value Platform chipsets also support certain 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 solution, 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 client.
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 2005 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.