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QUALCOMM Introduces Advanced Power Management IC for Next-Generation Wireless Devices


Highly-Integrated PM7500 Enables Thinner Handsets to Feature Camera Flash, Video Output, Longer Battery Life and More

SAN DIEGO — October 31, 2005 — QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced a new power management integrated circuit (IC) designed to support advanced functionality on next-generation mobile handsets. When interfaced with the Company’s Convergence Platform of Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) solutions and radioOne® radio frequency (RF) devices, the PM7500™ IC provides a complete system solution with seamless operation and optimized power consumption.

“QUALCOMM’s power management solutions feature a high level of integration to enable mobile devices that are more cost-effective, thinner and more compact with better power efficiency,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. “The numerous capabilities integrated into the PM7500 IC support next-generation devices and the ever-increasing multimedia capabilities they feature, while offering the very real benefits of fully tested solutions to handset manufacturers and of power optimization to wireless users.”

The PM7500 IC integrates advanced capabilities such as TV-out amplifier, camera flash support, full charging system, backlighting, USB On-the-Go (OTG) transceiver and stereo far-field speaker amplification. Independently controllable buck regulators are designed specifically to support the multiple power regimes of the Company’s Convergence Platform MSM solutions resulting in optimized system power consumption, while an additional 21 fully programmable regulators support the remainder of the chipset’s numerous other functions. The PM7500 IC features a compact 9mm x 9mm package and a high level of integration in order to provide support for advanced wireless capabilities with fewer external components, delivering reduced bill-of-materials costs and quicker time to market.

Designed to be interfaced with QUALCOMM’s Convergence Platform of solutions that combine wireless functionality with the capabilities of many consumer electronic devices, the comprehensive testing and software compatibility of QUALCOMM power management solutions, with MSM baseband modems and radioOne radio frequency devices, ensures ease of system design, seamless operation, optimized performance and reduced power demands. The PM7500 IC is expected to sample in March of 2006.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated ( 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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.

QUALCOMM and radioOne are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Mobile Station Modem, MSM and PM7500 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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