Barcelona, Spain (ots/PRNewswire) -
- MSM8960 Delivers Support for All Leading Mobile Broadband
Standards with Cost Advantages for Device Manufacturers -
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and
innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services,
today introduced the industry's first chipset solution for advanced
Smartphones supporting CDMA2000(R) 1xEV-DO Rev. B and Simultaneous
Voice-Data Operation (SV-DO), as well as multi-carrier HSPA+ and LTE.
The Mobile Station Modem(TM)(MSM(TM)) MSM8960(TM) chipset is the
industry's only complete integrated solution that supports all of the
world's leading mobile broadband standards. The chipset is compatible
with Smartphone platforms based on Qualcomm's other MSM8x60 chipsets,
delivering significant economies of scale to device manufacturers who
are designing cutting-edge devices based on those solutions. The
MSM8960 is scheduled to sample in mid-2010.
"Multi-mode 3G/LTE chipsets will be crucial to smooth deployments
of LTE by operators who are looking to complement their existing 3G
networks, and the MSM8960 delivers maximum flexibility by supporting
EV-DO Rev. B and HSPA+ in addition to LTE," said Steve Mollenkopf,
executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA
Technologies. "The MSM8960 raises the bar for LTE solutions by not
only offering support for all leading mobile broadband standards, but
also integrating exceptional multimedia performance. This allows
device manufacturers to leverage their existing HSPA+ device designs
for significant economies of scale."
The MSM8960 features radio frequency, software and
pin-compatibility with the MSM8260(TM) and MSM8660(TM) chipsets for
HSPA+ and HSPA+/EV-DO Rev. B, allowing device manufacturers to
benefit from the economies of scale and existing investments into
designs based on those two solutions. The MSM8960 chipset also
The MSM8960 is compatible with the QTR8610(TM) transceiver, which
integrates support for all worldwide CDMA2000 and UMTS radio
frequency bands and eliminates the need for standalone GPS,
Bluetooth, FM radio chips and codecs. The QTR8610 is scheduled to
sample in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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
100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500(R) company.
For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
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
manufacture significant quantities of the MSM8960 and the QTR8610 on
a timely and profitable basis, the commercial deployment of LTE
networks, the extent and speed to which CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and WCDMA
are 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, 2008, and most recent Form 10-Q.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Mobile Station Modem, MSM, MSM8960, MSM8260, MSM8660 and QTR8610 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.
Nothing in this press release is an offer to sell any of the
parts referenced herein. This press release may reference and/or show
images of parts and/or devices utilizing parts whose manufacture,
use, sale, offer for sale, or importation into the United States are
subject to certain injunctions against Qualcomm. This press release
is intended solely to provide information for those products and uses
of products that are outside the scope of the injunctions. Any device
utilizing 1x-EVDO parts that are intended for activation on a U.S.
wireless network (other than Verizon Wireless) must utilize
Qualcomm's hybrid mode alternative solution.
Kira Golin, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
John Gilbert, Investor Relations
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