Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced a significant milestone in the Company’s migration to 65 nanometer (nm) technology with the early sampling of the Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6800™ chipset for CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A networks, two full months ahead of schedule. The 65nm MSM6800 solution from Qualcomm’s Enhanced Platform was manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.’s (TSMC) 65nm low-power process technology.
“The migration to 65nm process technology provides significant integration, functionality, power-efficiency and size benefits to device manufacturers, and we are pleased to offer the 65nm MSM6800 chipset to our customers two full months ahead of schedule, due in part to TSMC’s execution on this key technology node,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Qualcomm’s leadership in the wireless industry and commitment to manufacturers has helped accelerate the availability of slimmer wireless devices with more advanced capabilities, as we work to offer additional solutions using this advanced technology.”
The 65nm MSM6800 chipset features the process technology enabling devices that are more highly integrated, feature-rich, power-efficient and smaller in size with advanced functionality. The MSM6280™, MSM7200™, MSM7500™ and MSM7600™ chipsets also will be offered in 65nm versions. The complete MSM6800 solution includes the RFR6500™ and RFT6150™, or RFR6525™ and RFT6150™ devices with the PM6650™ power management solution.
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.