Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that select Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipsets now support the concurrent execution of multiple Java® applications. This multitasking capability extends the existing features of the Qualcomm Virtual Machine™ (QVM™) Java solution and delivers a seamless experience to wireless users simultaneously running multiple applications. The new multitasking capability is now available on the MSM6500™ solution, and will be available on select additional chipsets thereafter.
“As Java-enabled mobile handsets support an increasingly broad array of entertainment and productivity applications, wireless users will demand the most efficient, seamless experience possible as they run multiple programs,” said Scott Papineau, director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Qualcomm's QVM solution now delivers multitasking functionality, while its integration into our MSM chipset solutions gives our customers significant performance, cost and time-to-market benefits.”
The new Java application concurrency capability, or Multitasking Virtual Machine (MVM), is offered as part of Qualcomm's QVM solution and has been optimized by the Company specifically for its MSM chipsets. The new features mean that a mobile device can run a Java application to play music, while also running an email client, for example, and still handle voice calls while running these applications in the background.
The QVM solution is a complete J2ME™ platform that provides support for Java applications, and is integrated with select Qualcomm chipsets to deliver fully optimized, consistent performance. A turnkey solution that offers device manufacturers reduced time to market and network operators a consistent Java platform, the QVM solution also provides access to performance-accelerated features within the Launchpad™ suite of integrated technologies, which includes 3D graphics, audio, video, position-location and connectivity capabilities.
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.