BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Verizon Wireless today announced that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655™ processor as well as Qualcomm’s MDM9600™ LTE modem chipset will be used in a variety of new connectivity devices that take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655 system-on-chip combines Qualcomm’s enhanced CPU at up to 1.2 GHz, latest Adreno GPU and low-power architecture to provide Verizon Wireless customers with the company’s most highly optimized chipset for application performance available today. With the ability to provide virtually anywhere, anytime access to a variety of 3G and 4G network technologies, Qualcomm’s MDM9600 chipset is Gobi™-enabled and supports theoretical LTE data rates with full backward compatibility to EV-DO Rev. A/Rev. B.
“We are excited to be working with Verizon Wireless to help support this 4G network milestone and showcase the continued technology leadership we believe we’ve achieved through our Snapdragon platform,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm. “At the same time, our MDM9600 chipset supports Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, and our easy-to-use software API helps streamline integration efforts, spur application development among third-party developers and deliver greater flexibility to device manufacturers. This level of software and hardware integration has already yielded several connectivity solutions for Verizon Wireless’ new LTE Mobile Broadband network, with more devices to come.”
As 4G technologies begin to proliferate around the world, Qualcomm continues to provide the industry-leading 4G chipset roadmap that allows partners to design new devices and form factors that allow consumers to take full advantage of the coming increase in network data rates and speeds.
“Today’s increasing demand for more powerful and faster network connections continues to play to our key technology strengths when it comes to designing leading-edge, multi-mode chipsets. Due to our long wireless heritage, deep engineering expertise and flexible product offerings, both carriers and manufacturers alike continue to turn to Qualcomm to power the majority of today’s 3G and 4G devices in a variety of form factors such as smartphones, tablets, USB dongles, mobile hotspot routers and embedded modules,” said Cristiano Amon, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm. “As carriers around the globe attempt to bring devices to market that both seamlessly bridge the transition from 3G to 4G networks and provide the highest levels of CPU and GPU performance, we believe Qualcomm will continue to be a key chipset and modem partner moving forward.”
Devices using the Snapdragon MSM8655 processor and Gobi-enabled MDM9600 chipset will be highlighted from Jan. 6-9 in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) at CES. For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Qualcomm Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: 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 Qualcomm’s ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of LTE components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8655 chipset and MDM9600 LTE modem are adopted and offered in commercial products by device manufacturers, change in economic conditions of the various markets Qualcomm serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2010.