Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced improved sensitivity, enhanced indoor accuracy and the seamless simultaneous operation of voice and GPS positioning for location-based services and E911 calls. The enhancements to the Company's gpsOne® technology are featured on the newly announced Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6125™ for CDMA2000® 1X networks, providing a cost-effective way to include advanced location-based capabilities on mainstream multimedia handsets and further extending the global ubiquity of wireless location services.
"Powerful new position-location capabilities are now targeted for the everyday consumer and enterprise user, supporting a wide range of applications such as child locators, turn-by-turn navigation, directory services and many other services," said Robert Rovetta, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "The availability of advanced, integrated features throughout Qualcomm's product portfolio provides unsurpassed performance and functionality, including capabilities for niche market segments where discrete GPS chipsets used to be an option."
The enhancements to Qualcomm's gpsOne solution featured on the MSM6125 are also found on the MSM6500™ and MSM6550™ chipsets for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks to give handset manufacturers several compelling options to address the expanding worldwide demand for location solutions. The enhancements include support for Simultaneous-GPS, which provides uninterrupted and seamless operation of GPS with voice-based location services such as voice concierge, roadside assistance and E911. Improved accuracy of navigation applications delivers a better user experience and enables exciting new navigation applications for the consumer and enterprise markets. The gpsOne solution supports both Assisted-GPS to offer increased sensitivity of up to -159 dBm for more precise location information indoors and in dense urban areas, and Standalone-GPS mode, which extends the service coverage of many location-based service applications to out-of-network areas.
Qualcomm's gpsOne technology is the most widely deployed GPS technology in the world. With more than 100 million gpsOne-enabled handsets at over 40 operators globally, Qualcomm is enabling dramatically more devices than any other GPS provider.
QPoint™ is Qualcomm's location server and associated tools comprising the infrastructure element that enables location-based services. Qualcomm works with system integrators to deliver QPoint to wireless operators. Together, Qualcomm's QPoint and gpsOne solutions provide the most complete, integrated mass-market location-based services solution available today.
The Company's chipset solutions support Qualcomm's Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, and the BREW® solution, which enables the download 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 CDMA and other advanced technologies. 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.