Qualcomm Double-Dips Chips

Debuts MSM6250 chipset for WCDMA/UMTS, GSM, and GPRS; and MSM6500 multimedia single-chip solution for CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO, and GSM/GPRS

November 12, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the MSM6250(TM) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) chipset and system software, a highly integrated solution that supports GSM, GPRS and the Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode of WCDMA -- also known as UMTS. Offering support for numerous multimedia functions and position location capabilities, the MSM6250 solution will enable handsets that support rich multimedia data applications and operate on all GSM, GPRS and UMTS networks worldwide. The MSM6250 solution incorporates the advanced feature set of QUALCOMM's Launchpad(TM) suite of technologies, including MPEG-4 video encoding/decoding, fast JPEG encoding/decoding, MP3 audio decoding, a 2D/3D graphics accelerator for advanced gaming applications, a MIDI synthesizer and a megapixel digital camera interface. "The MSM6250 chipset and system software will facilitate cost-effective handsets that combine all of the data capabilities and multimedia functionality of our CDMA2000 1X solutions, including advanced position location technology, with global GSM/UMTS network compatibility," said Don Schrock, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "The MSM6250 solution continues QUALCOMM's leadership in driving the worldwide rollout of 3G technology, enabling UMTS operators to offer consumers new multimedia-based applications, graphic-rich games and other products and services." In a separate release:QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced details regarding the MSM6500(TM) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) chipset and system software, a high-capacity, high-speed wireless data solution that supports the industry-wide CDMA2000 1X and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO standards, as well as roaming on GSM/GPRS systems. Samples of the MSM6500 chipset are expected to ship in the second quarter of calendar 2003. Capable of peak wireless data rates of 2.4 Mbps on the forward link, the MSM6500 solution integrates USB On-The-Go (OTG) host controller functionality that will enable wireless handsets to communicate directly with accessories such as printers, digital cameras, keyboards, and CD-ROMs. With receive diversity support on CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO, the MSM6500 solution can double voice capacity for CDMA2000 1X voice systems and improve data throughputs for CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO systems. "The MSM6500 chipset and system software will allow device manufacturers to develop highly integrated, feature-rich terminals without requiring a companion processor for advanced multimedia applications," said Don Schrock, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "With receive diversity supported on both CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO, this solution provides attractive voice-capacity and data-performance improvements to all CDMA operators, and will enrich the overall end-user experience." Qualcomm Inc.

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