Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that network operators in leading 3G markets worldwide are offering an increasing number of mobile handsets featuring the rich hardware-accelerated 3D graphics capabilities enabled by the Company's Q3Dimension™ solution. True 3D capabilities for applications such as games, user interfaces, navigation services and animated avatars, are now available on devices offered by six leading manufacturers. The Company also is working with more than 30 publishers and developers, facilitating the creation of compelling content with its standardized graphics platform.
“Delivering a high-quality 3D experience on mobile handsets is growing increasingly important,” said Masahiro Inoue, associate senior vice president and general manager of “au” Service & Product planning Division, “au” Business Sector for KDDI Corporation. “Services from advanced mobile gaming to 3D user interfaces will be featured on next-generation handsets as well, continuing our commitment to offering our subscribers the most cutting-edge experience available. We see Qualcomm's Q3Dimension as one of the low-cost, important solutions to realize our commitment.”
“Qualcomm's hardware-based 3D graphics acceleration is featured on devices offering compelling content from today's hottest publishers and developers, who are leveraging the richness 3D brings to mobile applications and services,” said Mark Frankel, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Our collaboration with leaders in all parts of the value chain has helped bring the benefits of 3D graphics to the mobile ecosystem, and we look forward to bringing together even more industry leaders in our drive to deliver 3D to an ever-expanding market.”
The Q3Dimension solution is offered on Qualcomm's Multimedia, Enhanced Multimedia, and Convergence Platform chipsets. The Company is currently working with leading publishers and developers leveraging the hardware acceleration of the Enhanced Platform - many of whom have already commercialized compelling BREW® and Java® 3D games, including EitaroSoft, Electronic Arts, Floodgate, Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Hudson Entertainment, Indiagames, SEGA, Superscape and Taito Corporation.
The Q3Dimension solution, which enables wireless handsets to feature advanced 3D graphics performance comparable to many dedicated game devices today, is fully integrated into Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ chipsets and eliminates the need for a separate co-processor. The standardized Q3Dimension platform streamlines the content creation process and enables significant economies of scale for content providers. It is part of the Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality.
Qualcomm's Q3Dimension solution, delivering hardware acceleration and support for the industry-standard OpenGL® ES application program interface when combined with the BREW solution, is helping to drive advanced native gaming on 3G wireless devices, while offering game publishers and developers an efficient, flexible, and fast platform for creating 3D games. Qualcomm's chipsets also are compatible with the Java runtime environment (J2ME® ), while QVM™, Qualcomm's Java solution, provides the JSR 184 standard for Java 3D support.
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 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.