Real Image Deploys RaptorQ for Digital Cinema File Delivery over Satellite Networks

Qualcomm Incorporated and Real Image Media Technologies announced an agreement to incorporate Qualcomm’s RaptorQ forward error correction (FEC) technology into Real Image’s file delivery software solution that runs directly on Real Image’s Qube XP digital cinema servers. The combined solution provides a reliable and cost-effective mechanism for delivering feature films to individual cinemas via satellite. Real Image’s initial deployment of RaptorQ includes 700 cinemas across India with plans for expanded implementation to nearly 2,000 theatres within the next 18 months.

“Fast, reliable and efficient digital cinema file delivery is critical to our business, where feature films are often required to be delivered to screens just a day before release,” said Senthil Kumar, co-founder of Real Image Media Technologies. “The RaptorQ enabled system will save us money in reduced network costs by reducing the need for retransmission as the network grows.” (more…)

Qualcomm Named One of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

FORTUNE announced Thursday that Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has been ranked 33rd on the 14th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.  The full list and related stories appear in the February 7 issue of FORTUNE, available now at fortune.com/bestcompanies.

“It is our honor to be recognized by FORTUNE magazine for the 13th consecutive year,” said Dan Sullivan, executive vice president of human resources at Qualcomm.  “Many things have changed in the 25 years since Qualcomm began as a small high-tech start up with a big vision to change the world of wireless communications.  One thing that hasn’t changed is our belief that the success of our company is entirely based on the hard work, innovative thinking and dedication found in our employees.” (more…)

Qualcomm Now Demonstrating Products Based on LTE TDD Technology

Company on Track with Commercialization of Products Based on LTE TDD Technology with First Devices Expected in Mid-2011 —

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the Company is on track with its commercialization of products based on LTE TDD and has been demonstrating products utilizing the technology at Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The demonstration uses the Qualcomm’s Mobile Data Modem™ (MDM™) MDM9200™ solution and is taking place over-the-air with 2×2 MIMO in the 2.3GHz band. Qualcomm plans to begin mobility trials of products based on LTE TDD later in 2010 in conjunction with multiple operators worldwide using its MDM9200 and MDM9600™ solutions.

“TD-LTE will be a very important technology for China Mobile and also other operators around the world to deliver a cutting-edge user experience to subscribers,” said Bill Huang, general manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile. “We are very pleased to see this demonstration and are working closely with Qualcomm and other companies in the wireless value chain to ensure that the benefits of TD-LTE will be available to customers.” (more…)

Qualcomm Forms Incubation Lab to Launch Next-Generation Mobile Services And Applications

— Qualcomm Services Labs Introduces First Four Mobile Services —

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today unveiled Qualcomm Services Labs, Inc. (QSL), a wholly owned subsidiary created to develop and introduce new services and applications that tap into the advantages of mobile technology. Designed to operate as an incubator, the company will explore new ideas, technologies and service models that can have an immediate impact in the marketplace, as well as drive the adoption of Qualcomm’s technologies.

QSL and its products will focus on mobile innovation by developing services and applications in five main areas native to the mobile experience:

-Communication (keeping you connected in new ways)
-Information/Entertainment (delivering meaningful, captivating content)
-Discovery (personalized and context-aware recommendations)
-Life automation (using digital information to simplify your life and relieve daily hassles)
-Digital to physical (access to relevant digital information to enhance your mobile interactions) (more…)

Qualcomm Ships First Dual-CPU Snapdragon Chipset

Third-generation Snapdragon Solutions Feature Two Application Processor Cores Running up to 1.2 GHz to Enable Advanced Smartphones —

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of wireless technologies, products and services, today announced the Company has sampled its first dual-CPU Snapdragon™ chipsets. The Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM8260™ and MSM8660™ solutions integrate two of the Company’s enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz. Targeted at enabling high-end smartphones, the MSM8x60 solutions are third-generation chipsets from the Company’s expanded Snapdragon platform, which has been powering smartphones, tablets and smartbook devices in markets around the world. (more…)

Qualcomm Applies to Bid In India’s BWA Auction for 2.3 GHz Spectrum

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, announced that it has filed an application with the Indian Government to bid in India’s upcoming auction for BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band to facilitate the deployment of TD-LTE. TD-LTE is compatible with 3G WCDMA/HSPA and EV-DO, and will enable a seamless broadband experience for consumers within India and while roaming globally. In India’s unpaired 2.3 GHz spectrum band, TD-LTE is the technology best suited to complement current and upcoming 3G deployments and address India’s rapidly growing demand for high bandwidth broadband services.

Through the use of integrated multimode devices that support TD-LTE as well as 3G and 2G technologies, TD-LTE will take advantage of the 3G and 2G ecosystems, thereby creating economies of scale to enable a broad choice of wireless broadband devices at affordable price points for Indian consumers. TD-LTE enhances 3G networks and offers an attractive value proposition to end-users as well as the wireless ecosystem. (more…)

Qualcomm, Room to Read, Nepal Telecom and S-Fone Establish Computer Labs with 3G Internet Connectivity in Rural Communities

— 3G to Benefit Underserved Communities in Nepal and Vietnam

MUMBAI — October 26, 2009 — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that partners with local communities throughout the developing world and is dedicated to promoting and enabling global education, announced today the establishment of wireless computer labs with 3G CDMA broadband Internet connectivity for rural schools in Nepal and Vietnam.  Each lab includes 20-25 computers and serves as many as 50 students during a class period.  In addition to providing training for students to learn basic computer skills, each lab also plans to use technology to teach other subjects such as English, math and science.

“Access to online resources and educational materials can have a life-changing impact on students.  Not only will they have connectivity that enables access to learning materials and communities for the first time, but they will also have the opportunity to gain specialized skills and training,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm.  “Qualcomm is committed to enabling wireless technology to help improve socioeconomic conditions and enhance quality of life in local communities.  I believe this project works to accomplish both of those goals and we are fortunate to be working with Room to Read, Nepal Telecom and S-Fone to address computer literacy in developing countries.”

As part of the project, five wireless labs have been established in the Kaski and Kavre regions of Nepal and six labs in Can Tho Province of southern Vietnam.  Qualcomm and Room to Read are working with Nepal Telecom and S-Fone in Nepal and Vietnam, respectively, to provide broadband connectivity in schools.  Through the provisioning of affordable, high-quality and reliable Internet connectivity to government schools where landline access is limited or unavailable, the wireless lab project helps underserved students bridge the digital divide and addresses the goal of universal access and opportunity in education.

“The entire Room to Read team is thrilled to have Qualcomm as a collaborator in this important pilot program,” said John Wood, founder and executive chairman of Room to Read.  “By providing books and schools to nearly 10,000 communities in the developing world, Room to Read has opened up opportunities for children whose families face a cruel paradox – they are too poor to afford education, but until they have education, they will always be poor.  Now, with the addition of technology and the Internet, these children will have access to a whole new world.”

Room to Read believes that all children, regardless of gender or background, have a right to education.  By empowering children through this lifelong gift, Room to Read sees a world in which people are able to realize their full potential.  Room to Read’s programs have reached more than three million children and hopes to improve literacy for five million children by establishing over 10,000 libraries and distributing nearly nine million children’s books by 2010.   Room to Read is providing opportunities that change children’s lives and communities throughout Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia.

“We are pleased to be a part of this important project,” said Amar Nath Singh, managing director of Nepal Telecom.  “In this increasingly connected world, providing the opportunity for students to have dependable access to the Internet in their early school life initiates a completely new dimension in providing basic schooling needs to children.  Teaching children how to take the best benefit from the available Information & Communications Technology opens a new chapter in their fundamental learning process.”

“Access to the Internet can provide students more educational opportunities and the ability to build upon their problem solving skills,” said Ho Hong Son, managing director of S-Telecom – CDMA Mobile Network Operator – S-Fone.  “The benefit of this accessibility will help their futures as they enter into a world where most of their peers use the Internet.”

About Room to Read

Room to Read is an innovative nonprofit leader dedicated to promoting and enabling global education.  Founded in 2000, the organization is based on the belief that education is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty in the developing world.  Since then, the organization has supported over three million children by providing increased access to higher-quality educational opportunities.  Room to Read has established more than 700 schools and over 7,000 bilingual libraries with five million books, and continues to support the education of nearly 7,000 girls. For more information, visit www.roomtoread.org.

About Nepal Telecom

Nepal Telecom is the leading and the largest telecommunications company of Nepal.  A former government monopoly, it was converted into a Public Limited Company with its registered identity as “Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NDCL)” on April 14, 2004 and its brand name as “Nepal Telecom”.  With its motto “Nation Building Is Our Goal”, Nepal Telecom is continuously striving to provide a huge portfolio of telecommunications services ranging from the basic to the state-of-the-art services (including broadband Internet) in the urban to the remotest areas of the country beyond the Himalayas.  For more information, please visitwww.ntc.net.np.

About S-Fone

S-Fone, the first CDMA-based mobile network in Vietnam, was inaugurated in July 2003.  With a particular strategy to become the CDMA leader in the Vietnam market, S-Fone serves its customers by deploying utility applications based on the 3G standard, providing customers with various advanced value-added services launched for the first time in Vietnam such as Live TV, VOD, MOD and Mobile Internet.  Besides, S-Fone will also consider upgrading its network to EV-DO Rev. A as well as applying HSDPA (WCDMA) technologies in the coming years apart from further developing its services based on CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO technology.

About Wireless Reach

Qualcomm believes access to advanced wireless voice and data services improves people’s lives. Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative supports programs and solutions that bring the benefits of connectivity to underserved communities globally.  By working with partners, Wireless Reach projects create new ways for people to communicate, learn, access health care, sustain the environment and reach global markets.  For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com/wirelessreach.

About Qualcomm

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 2009 FORTUNE 500® company.  For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.


Visionary Business Leaders to Share Common Platform at India On, Qualcomm 2009 Conference

- CEO Paul Jacobs Delivers Keynote, Sets Stage for Significant Announcements from Leaders in Wireless Space -

MUMBAI — August 27, 2009 — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced that it will host “India On, Qualcomm 2009 Conference,” the first of what will be an annual event for India’s wireless ecosystem, September 2 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. India On is an effort by Qualcomm to bring together the wireless ecosystem in India on an interactive platform for fostering mutual collaboration and propel India forward in the wireless roadmap.

Notable executives who will speak at the event include

o Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm

o Manoj Kohli, CEO and President, Bharti Airtel

o Anil Sardana, MD, Tata Teleservices Ltd.

o Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL

o S P Shukla, Head – Wireless, Reliance Communications

o Vsevolod Rozanov, President & CEO, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd.

o Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Mobile

o Neeraj Roy, Founder & CEO, Hungama

An exciting part of the event will be the demos of revolutionary new innovations, indicative of the significant progress made in the wireless space. These will include devices, solutions and programs like the Snapdragon™ platform, Kayak™ PC alternative, the Gobi™ embedded mobile broadband solution, mobile broadband, D–Link, eZONE™ wireless charging solution, MiFi, Plaza Retail™, Plaza Mobile Internet ™, BREW®, MediaFLO™, Eye on the World (Mobile Video Surveillance), Wireless Reach™ (Fisher Friend), Azim Premji Web-enabled education content, display of 3G devices and other demos by Qualcomm Ventures portfolio companies, including MapmyIndia, Inside contactless, Modu, Ip.access and Zeebo™.

The all day event will open with an inaugural session at 2:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. This will be followed by entertainment and dinner. For more details on the event, visit http://www.qualcommindiaon.com.

About Qualcomm

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 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.

Qualcomm Ventures Extends Submission Deadline for QPrize Business Plan Competition

— Prize Package Grows to Include Venture Funding and a Trip to Barcelona to Compete in the GSMA’s Mobile Innovation Grand Prix Competition -

MUMBAI — July 31, 2009 — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, has extended the deadline for its Qualcomm Ventures QPrize Business Plan Competition and enhanced the Grand Prize package.  Candidates may now submit their business plans through August 21, 2009.   In a joint effort between Qualcomm and the GSMA’s Mobile Innovation initiative to showcase the best products, services and technologies, the QPrize Grand Prize winner also will win a trip to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to compete as a Finalist in the GSMA’s Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition, which is part of the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.

“It is a testimony to the mobile industry’s spirit of entrepreneurship that since we announced the competition in May, we have received a number of creative ideas from around the world,” said Nagraj Kashyap, vice president of Qualcomm Ventures.  “We are extending the entry deadline to allow additional entrepreneurs to take advantage of the expanded benefits of the program through our collaboration with GSMA.”

As a part of this alliance, Qualcomm Ventures has asked Ian Klein, GSMA’s Director of Mobile Innovation, to serve on the judging panel at the European semi-final event.  The Qualcomm Ventures QPrize competition is open to entrepreneurs in North America, Europe, China and India and will provide US$550,000 in total seed funding to help entrepreneurs transform their innovative business plans into reality.  The Qualcomm Ventures QPrize competition is open to entrants from the aforementioned regions whose business plans accelerate wireless technology development in the following business sectors:

· Consumer/enterprise applications and services

· Communication devices

· Semiconductor and component technologies

· Mobile platforms

· Digital media and content

· Healthcare technologies and services

· CleanTech

From the pool of competing entries, Qualcomm Ventures will select one finalist winner for each of the four contest markets: North America, Europe, China and India.  These four finalist winners will each receive US$100,000 of convertible note funding from Qualcomm Ventures and will be invited to the Qualcomm Ventures CEO Summit in San Diego, Calif. to compete for the Grand Prize.  The Grand Prize winner will receive an additional US$150,000 of convertible note funding, for a total prize of US$250,000 in venture financing.

Additional details on the Qualcomm Ventures’ QPrize competition, candidate eligibility and submission guidelines are available atwww.qprize2009.com.  For more information on the GSMA Mobile Innovation Grand Prix, go to www.MobileInnovation.org/awards.


Qualcomm Ventures was launched in the United States in November 2000 with an initial US$500 million allocation.  Qualcomm Ventures’ aim is to support Qualcomm’s mission of enabling and fostering 3G CDMA and wireless Internet markets through strategic investments in privately owned startup ventures.  These strategic investments include companies focusing on wireless communication technologies and products serving consumer, enterprise and vertical markets worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com/ventures.

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 2009 FORTUNE 500® company.  For more information, please visitwww.qualcomm.com.

Nokia and Qualcomm Plan to Develop Advanced Mobile Devices

– Advanced Mobile Devices Anticipated to Feature S60 Software and Qualcomm’s
Integrated Chipsets for a New Level of Mobile Performance –

ESPOO, Finland and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia and
Qualcomm Incorporated  today announced that the two companies are planning to
work together to develop advanced UMTS mobile devices, initially for North
America.  The companies intend for the devices to be based on S60 software on
Symbian OS, the world’s most used software for smartphones, and utilize
Qualcomm’s advanced Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7xxx-series and
MSM8xxx-series chipsets for cutting-edge processing performance and
ubiquitous mobile broadband capabilities.  The first mobile devices based on
this collaboration would be expected to launch in mid-2010 and be compatible
with the forthcoming Symbian Foundation platform.

“Nokia is very pleased to be in discussions with Qualcomm around designing
mobile devices that can benefit from the high level of integration found on
MSM chipsets,” said Kai Oistamo, executive vice president, Devices, Nokia.
“We are eager to demonstrate to the industry the possibilities that exist
when innovative and open software is combined with advanced hardware
solutions.”

“Nokia and Qualcomm are leaders in advanced wireless technologies, and this
new level of cooperation would bring exceptional leaps in mobile performance
to people around the world,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president
of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.  ”We are very
excited about the possibility of the substantial synergies between S60
software and MSM chipsets.”m

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