Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the expansion of its product lineup to enable mainstream CDMA2000® Smartphones. Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7525™ for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A devices will enable cost-effective Smartphones with advanced capabilities to be more readily affordable to wireless users. Qualcomm's MSM7525 chipset is scheduled to sample in the third quarter of this year, and handsets based on the chipset are expected to go into production by the end of 2008.
“Qualcomm has a long history of developing and commercializing advanced technologies that shape the day-to-day lives of mobile users,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, chief operating officer of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Smartphones deliver an unparalleled level of mobile performance and productivity, and Qualcomm's new MSM7525 chipset will now enable advanced Smartphones that are more affordable than ever before.”
The MSM7525 solution's dual-processor architecture allows the MSM7525 to be capable of supporting the BREW® 4.0 client, as well as popular third-party operating systems including Windows Mobile® and Linux. Integrated gpsOne® technology enables Smartphones based on the MSM7525 chipset to feature assisted-GPS and standalone-GPS supporting a wide range of location services. Devices based on Qualcomm's MSM7525 solution can also leverage advanced mobile broadband networks with support for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and backward compatibility to EV-DO Rel. 0 and CDMA2000 1X. The advanced multimedia features on the MSM7525 chipset include 5.0 megapixel camera, 30fps WQVGA video recording/playback and compatibility with most popular audio/video codecs. The MSM7525 solution features a compact 11mm x 11mm package size.
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 the MSM7525 on a timely and profitable basis, timing of MSM7525 chip sampling, timing of commercial MSM7525-based handset availability, customer adoption of the MSM7525 chipset, 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.