QUALCOMM Samples Single-Chip Solutions for Low-Cost CDMA2000 Handsets
More than Five Leading Manufacturers Already Developing Devices
LAS VEGAS — April 05, 2006 — QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the sampling of its first-generation QUALCOMM Single Chip™ (QSC™) solutions, the QSC6010™, QSC6020™ and QSC6030™ products for CDMA2000® 1X networks, with more than five leading device manufacturers already receiving shipments of the solutions and developing designs. These solutions deliver significant size, cost, performance, talk-time and time-to-market benefits for entry-level CDMA2000 handsets. The Company also today defined its previously announced second generation of QSC products, the QSC6055™ and QSC6065™ solutions, to address multi-band RF and simultaneous-GPS requirements. The second generation of QSC solutions features 65 nanometer (nm) process technology, multiple network capacity-enhancing features, optimized power consumption and extended multimedia, as well as enhanced navigation and position-location capabilities.
The first mobile handset models based on first-generation QSC solutions are expected to launch by the fourth quarter of 2006. The second generation of QSC solutions, including the QSC6055 from the Value Platform and the QSC6065 from the Multimedia Platform, are expected to sample in the fourth quarter of 2006.
“Our first QSC products are enabling manufacturers to develop compelling handsets for QUALCOMM’s very important entry-level and mainstream CDMA2000 markets,” said Brian Rodrigues, senior director of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. “With the announcement of the newly defined QSC6055 and QSC6065 solutions, our handset manufacturer partners will now also be able to bring these single-chip solutions to extended markets, including North America.”
QUALCOMM’s QSC solutions are the industry’s first to integrate a CDMA2000 1X radio transceiver, baseband modem, power management device and multimedia engines into a single chip. By dramatically reducing the number of required discrete components and board-area savings in excess of 40 percent, manufacturers can offer smaller and sleeker designs at lower cost. The QSC6010, QSC6020 and QSC6030 single-chip solutions from the Company’s Value Platform offer cost-effective voice and data capabilities with basic multimedia. The new QSC6055 and QSC6065 solutions expand the QSC family, bringing to market two new pin- and software API-compatible configurations with additional features.
Capabilities of the first generation of QSC solutions will be showcased at CTIA 2006 in QUALCOMM’s Booth #2047, Hall C4/C5. For more information on the QSC family of single-chip solutions, visit www.cdmatech.com/singlechip.
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 2005 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 CDMA is 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.
QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. QUALCOMM Single Chip, QSC, QSC6010, QSC6020, QSC6030, QSC6055 and QSC6065 are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA). All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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