Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today introduced gpsOneXTRA Assistance™ technology, an enhancement to its integrated gpsOne® solution to improve Standalone-GPS performance. gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology delivers more accurate positioning with greater sensitivity than otherwise possible with standalone GPS receivers, especially in difficult areas such as indoors and in dense urban canyons.
“Qualcomm's gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology means wireless users can benefit from positioning capabilities on their handset even in environments where GPS is not available, such as deep indoors,” said Mark Frankel, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “By offering this technology on our chipsets, Qualcomm is helping to ensure that wireless users can use their navigation, social networking, or other location-aware applications — anywhere, anytime.”
Qualcomm's gpsOne technology supports multiple modes of Assisted-GPS (A-GPS), which leverages GPS satellites and the cellular network for highly reliable positioning capabilities, as well as Standalone-GPS, which expands the availability of positioning capabilities to areas where cellular networks are not accessible. The Company's new gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology provides enhanced operation for Standalone-GPS by enabling a user to download a small assistance data file through a brief Internet access session. gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology provides benefits such as a faster time-to-fix and operation, indoors and in challenging environments for up to seven days. Network operators who have not yet deployed A-GPS systems can more quickly and cost effectively provide their subscribers with enhanced GPS performance on mobile handsets by leveraging Qualcomm's gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology.
gpsOneXTRA Assistance will be supported as part of the gpsOne solution on select Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipsets for both CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS) networks beginning in the second quarter of 2007.
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.
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 gpsOne and gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology 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 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.