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News
Issue #2003 - 26 (October 2003)
(Updated Oct. 1, 2003)

MARKET OUTLOOK & TRENDS

QUALCOMM Ships One Billion Chips to the Wireless Industry

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that the Company has shipped one billion chips since its first commercial CDMA solution was provided to wireless handset customers and infrastructure providers in 1994. In the past nine years, QUALCOMM's chipsets have been instrumental in helping to drive CDMA to be the most dynamic technology in the wireless industry, and helped make the company the largest provider of third-generation (3G) technology today.

Partner and chipset solution supplier to the largest base of wireless device manufacturers worldwide, QUALCOMM has enabled the design and development of a great majority of the more than 330 commercial CDMA2000(R) 1X and WCDMA (UMTS) wireless devices available today. These devices include 3G multimedia and gaming terminals; still-image and video phones; high-accuracy position location phones and dedicated tracking devices, smart phones and wireless PDAs; and low-cost voice phones that allow carriers to provide basic voice service, leveraging the superior network capacity provided by CDMA-based standards such as WCDMA (UMTS) and CDMA2000 1X. "As we hit our one billion milestone, our team is now the largest and most experienced group of CDMA engineering and customer relations professionals in the industry. Looking forward, our expertise in developing CDMA2000 1X and
WCDMA (UMTS) devices, coupled with our unique, complete-solution approach to serving our customers, will enable many companies to realize and benefit from 3G," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "Working with our partners to deliver a greater variety of innovative, market-proven solutions, we are enabling the wireless industry to provide a wider breadth of devices for all types of consumers."

QUALCOMM, originally a provider of multi-chip solutions for early IS-95 (cdmaOne) standard second-generation (2G) CDMA voice phones, has since worked to integrate a greater number of functions into its devices and to support various additional wireless standards, including CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO and WCDMA (UMTS).

Today, QUALCOMM provides the industry with highly integrated, cost-effective chipsets, featuring baseband and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs) and supporting system software. Addressing the demand for wireless data features and services, QUALCOMM's solutions also feature the Launchpad(TM) suite of integrated engines to power a great variety of data applications, the BREW(TM) system, as well as design tools and testing support. This feature set enables manufacturers to engage new geographic markets and consumer segments with proven, pre-tested solutions to ensure superior reliability and faster time to market.

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