Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the Company has achieved HSDPA data rates of 3.6 Mbps with major infrastructure vendors using test terminals based on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6280™ solution.
"We have gone from sampling the MSM6280 chipset to achieving 3.6 Mbps calls in interoperability testing with infrastructure vendors in less than two months, and anticipate reaching data rates of 7.2 Mbps in the near future," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Taking advantage of our prior work in making the MSM6275 HSDPA solution commercially available has resulted in an accelerated schedule for the pin-, RF- and software-compatible MSM6280, and offers quicker time-to-market by allowing existing MSM6275 designs to be leveraged for new, advanced devices supporting even higher speeds."
Qualcomm powered the industry's first HSDPA-enabled devices with its MSM6275™ solution supporting data rates of up to 1.8 Mbps. The second-generation MSM6280 single-chip baseband supports WCDMA (UMTS)/HSDPA and is backward compatible with GSM/GPRS/EDGE (EGPRS) standards. Designed to support data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps on the downlink, the solution also integrates a wide range of multimedia features, including advanced video, audio, imaging and 3D graphics capabilities.
Qualcomm's chipset solutions support the Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, as well as Qualcomm's BREW® solution. The BREW solution enables the development and monetization of advanced applications and content, allowing operators and OEMs to differentiate their products and services and increase revenues. The Company's chipsets are also compatible with the Java™ runtime environment; J2ME™ 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.