SAN DIEGO, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
(Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple
Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today unveiled the
addition of a new product supporting CDMA2000(R) 1xEV-DO Revision B to its
roadmap. The new Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) MSM7850(TM) chipset is
the industry's first device solution for EV-DO Rev. B, delivering highly
advanced capabilities for next-generation data and multimedia services.
QUALCOMM's recent field tests of EV-DO Rev. B technology resulted in
average data rates of 9.3 Mbps on the downlink over 5 MHz of spectrum.
"The evolution of CDMA2000 networks from EV-DO Rev. A to EV-DO Rev. B
allows network operators to remain leading-edge in their service and
performance offerings without the need for any infrastructure hardware
changes," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, chief operating officer of QUALCOMM and
president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "QUALCOMM's technology will allow
3G CDMA networks to meet next-generation data requirements."
The MSM7850 device chipset provides support for EV-DO Rev. B with full
backward compatibility. Scheduled to sample this year, the MSM7850 solution
provides manufacturers with a highly integrated, flexible solution to
deliver the capabilities of Rev. B on consumer products. A software upgrade
release to enable QUALCOMM's Cell Site Modem(TM) (CSM(TM)) CSM6800(TM)
solution to support multi-carrier EV-DO Rev. B will be available by the end
of March 2007.
EV-DO Rev. B. enables applications such as mobile TV or streaming music
with a concurrent voice call, or conducting a Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) conversation while simultaneously browsing the Internet or
transmitting multimedia content over the network. The flexibility of EV-DO
Rev. B technology also enables significant network capacity and performance
enhancements while leveraging existing network investments and currently
deployed devices. High-performance devices could support forward-link data
rates of up to 73.5 Mbps, while lower-cost or pre-existing devices could
support 4.9 Mbps. Network operators may reduce their costs by allowing a
greater percentage of spectrum to be allocated to IP-based services.
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(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol
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 MSM7850 on a timely and
profitable basis, the extent and speed to which EV-DO Rev. B is deployed,
customer adoption of the MSM7850, 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.
QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Mobile
Station Modem, MSM, MSM7850, Cell Site Modem, CSM, and CSM6800 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, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
John Gilbert, Investor Relations
SOURCE QUALCOMM Incorporated