Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that MediaFLO™ USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, will conduct a live, over-the-air demonstration of MediaFLO USA’s datacast application capabilities during CTIA Wireless 2006, April 5-7 in Las Vegas, in Qualcomm Booth #2047. The proof-of-concept demonstrations showcase content from Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s Gameday and Player Tracker and a Stock Portfolio Tracker, and involve sending a continuous stream of data over the MediaFLO USA network, allowing constant realtime updates of the application. This demonstration showcases the types of services MediaFLO USA can offer its operator partners in addition to live video and audio channels.
During the demonstration at CTIA, the Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s Gameday application will demonstrate how fans can view their favorite team’s game with realtime pitch-by-pitch graphics; inning status, including balls, strikes and outs; and game updates such as runs, hits and errors. With the MLB Player Tracker application, fans can get realtime player statistics and free agent information, helping them keep tabs on their favorite players and fantasy baseball roster.
MediaFLO USA also will demonstrate a Stock Portfolio Tracker application at CTIA. The application offers dynamic realtime updates on the status of a user’s stock portfolio, including current stock price, portfolio impact and a stock ticker. Additional features include an alert that notifies the user when major activity is occurring with the stocks in his or her portfolio.
The demonstrations leverage the Roundbox datacast software and MediaFLO USA’s content and service capabilities to deliver mobile services that goes beyond traditional video.
“The potential for the wireless multimedia user experience extends far beyond just mobile television and video. These datacasting applications demonstrate just one way in which MediaFLO USA and its content partners will open up brand new service opportunities to our wireless operator partners,” said Gina Lombardi, president of MediaFLO USA. “The innovative ways in which this multimedia content can be made available are almost endless. With compelling content from providers such as Major League Baseball Advanced Media, we can ensure a MediaFLO service line-up that is fun, informative and valuable for all types of subscribers, no matter their interests.”
Roundbox Inc. provides software products for mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to deliver services leveraging multiple broadcast technologies. For more information on Roundbox, visit the company’s Web site at www.roundbox.com.
MediaFLO USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated that will offer interactive wireless multimedia services to consumers in cooperation with U.S. wireless operators. MediaFLO USA’s nationwide network, based on FLO technology, will deliver high-quality video and audio programming to third-generation (3G) mobile phones. In addition, MediaFLO USA is working with leading content providers to aggregate and mobilize compelling programs and services. MediaFLO USA creates a new market opportunity for the entire wireless value chain and delivers on the promise of wireless multimedia.
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, FLO technology and the MediaFLO USA network are 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.