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QUALCOMM convergence chipset for the ultimate audio and video experience

Qualcomm, pioneer and leader of CDMA wireless technology, announces the development of chipsets (2006) that will inspire new creative "always with you" devices, combining current PDA's, phones, cameras, music players etc. into a single integrated unit. Eventually, you will enjoy a 6 Mp digital camera, VGA 30 fps digital video, High-fidelity digital stereo audio record and playback and much more, all from a unit with the size of a matchbox...


Click to visit the Qualcomm websiteThree New Multimode Chipsets Unleash the Power of "Always With You" Wireless Digital Devices

San Diego —  May 13, 2004 —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the Convergence Platform - three chipset solutions that address all major 3G air interfaces - to incorporate popular digital electronics functionalities into wireless devices. The Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7200™, MSM7500™ and MSM7600™ solutions will enable portable business, high-fidelity entertainment, interactive 3D gaming and other "always with you" features, all easily integrated into communications devices to leverage the convenience of wireless.

"With the Convergence Platform, QUALCOMM is innovating new device categories and creating new revenue opportunities not only for the wireless industry, but also for industries traditionally outside the wireless marketplace," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "Leveraging our strong, proven experience in integrating modems with multimedia features, we are providing our customers with the most compelling roadmap to the next generation of wireless devices."

Converged wireless devices powered by QUALCOMM's new chipset platform will extend usage time to allow consumers to play the latest 3D online games, stay in touch with friends through instantaneous picture and video mail, capture live video of vacation memories, keep on track with interactive GPS and listen to MP3 tunes, as well as maintain contact with the office. Enterprise users can increase productivity with high-resolution functionality for wireless PC synchronization, file attachment viewing and editing, advanced security and more, acting as a wireless office.

The Convergence Platform inspires new and creative "always with you" devices - morphing wireless communications into popular consumer electronics products:
Up to 6.0 megapixel digital camera support and image processing
VGA 30 fps (frames per second) digital VGA video record and playback
4M triangles per second 3D graphics acceleration
High-fidelity digital stereo audio record and playback
Imaging, video and graphics-enhanced location-based services with gpsOne™ technology
VGA resolution color LCDs
Standard TV-interface to view images, watch video or play games
Integrated serial Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) for optimized communication between the MSM and the LCD panel
All three chipsets in QUALCOMM's Convergence Platform integrate:
A modem processor, an applications processor and associated DSPs into a single chip delivering up to 1GHz speeds
Integrated support for QUALCOMM's Launchpad™ suite of advanced multimedia functionalities
Advanced power management capabilities, including self-regulating power-down modes to optimize power consumption and ensure longer battery life
Connectivity to external computers, printers, video projectors and other peripheral accessories, ensuring seamless access of multimedia and enterprise applications in consumer-friendly formats:
Standard TV-Interface
Modem security and digital rights management support for m-commerce services
Wireless PC synchronization
Integrated support for QUALCOMM's BREW™ solution
Support for leading third-party operating systems
The Convergence Platform includes:
The multimode MSM7500 chipset:
Supports CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rev. A and GSM/GPRS
Backwards compatible with CDMA2000 standards
Samples expected to ship in the first calendar quarter of 2005
The multimode MSM7200 chipset:
Samples expected to ship in the fourth calendar quarter of 2005
The MSM7600 chipset, a true universal modem:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and CDMA2000 1xEV-DV Rev. D
Backwards compatible with CDMA2000 standards
Samples expected to ship in 2006
QUALCOMM's Convergence chipset solutions support the Launchpad suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, including QUALCOMM's gpsOne solution, the world's most broadly deployed assisted-GPS handset technology.

QUALCOMM's chipsets include access to QUALCOMM's BREW solution. The BREW system enables the development and monetization of advanced applications and content, allowing operators and OEMs to differentiate their products and services and increase revenues. QUALCOMM's chipsets are also compatible with the Java® runtime environment; J2ME™ can be built entirely on the chipset as an extension to the BREW solution.

As with all QUALCOMM chipsets, the Convergence chipsets also support QUALCOMM's radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture, providing reduced bill-of-materials costs and more cost-effective solutions for multimode, multiband 3G wireless devices.

QUALCOMM Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.

Additional information: Click to visit the Qualcomm website
May 13, 2004
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