SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated
(Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless
technologies and data solutions, today announced that it has expanded both
its device and base station chipset roadmaps to include Long Term Evolution
(LTE). The new family of three multi-mode Mobile Data Modem(TM) (MDM(TM))
chipsets will deliver significant flexibility to the industry by supporting
LTE, as well as other 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards. The MDM9xxx-series chipsets
will allow UMTS and CDMA2000(R) operators to upgrade seamlessly to future
LTE services while preserving backward compatibility to their existing 3G
UMTS and CDMA2000 networks. The LTE solutions are scheduled to sample in
the second quarter of 2009.
"Qualcomm is in a very unique position with LTE, being one of the very
few companies that will be able to offer multi-mode solutions that deliver
an upgrade path for operators looking to complement their existing 3G
networks with LTE," said Steve Mollenkopf, senior vice president of product
management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are pleased that we will be
able to leverage our industry-leading technology position to offer LTE
solutions to our customers."
The new family of MDM9xxx-series LTE device chipsets will include:
-- MDM9200(TM) chipset designed to support UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE
-- MDM9800(TM) chipset designed to support EV-DO Rev. B, UMB and LTE
-- MDM9600(TM) chipset designed to support UMTS, HSPA+, EV-DO Rev. B, UMB
All three MDM9xxx-series chipsets will offer full backward
compatibility. The chipsets will support FDD and TDD duplex modes,
different carrier bandwidths and will be capable of supporting peak data
rates of up to 50 Mbps on the downlink and 25 Mbps on the uplink.
Qualcomm is a leader in the 3GPP standards process, which is expected
to develop the core set of LTE technology specifications by year-end 2008.
LTE is a next-generation mobile phone specification that will use
orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and multiple-input
and multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology.
Qualcomm Incorporated (http://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 2007 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock
Market(R) 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 LTE device chipsets on a timely
and profitable basis, the time by when the core set of LTE technology
specifications is developed, the extent and speed to which LTE 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 30,
2007, and most recent Form 10-Q.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mobile
Data Modem, MDM, MDM9200, MDM9800, and MDM9600 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.
Kira Lee Golin, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
John Gilbert, Investor Relations
SOURCE Qualcomm Incorporated