Qualcomm Announces Next-Generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset Family

By Qualcomm Incorporated, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mobile Technology Leader Debuting New Quad-, Dual- and Single-core Snapdragon Chipsets with a new CPU Architecture -

BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 - Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced its next mobile
processor architecture for the Snapdragon family. The new processor
micro-architecture, code-named Krait, in the next-generation Snapdragon will
redefine performance for the industry, offering speeds of up to 2.5GHz per
core and delivering 150 percent higher overall performance, as well as 65
percent lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores. These
chipsets will be available in single-, dual- and quad-core versions and
include a new Adreno(R) GPU series with up to four 3D cores, and integrated
multi-mode LTE modem.

The latest family of Snapdragon chipsets will include the single-core
MSM8930(TM), the dual-core MSM8960(TM) and the quad-core APQ8064(TM). All
chipsets in the family will integrate a quad-combo of connectivity solutions
- WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM - and include support for near field
communication (NFC), as well as stereoscopic 3D (S3D) video and photo capture
and playback. Support for every major operating system, across all tiers of
products, comes standard on all Snapdragon chipsets.

The software compatible chipset family will share the same 28nm
technology and new, purpose-built CPUs and GPUs for the best mobile
performance at the lowest power consumption. The latest Adreno GPUs will also
be included in the family, allowing developers to continue to utilize
high-performance Adreno graphics capabilities to drive spectacular gaming and
user experiences across all device tiers. The Adreno GPU has the largest
mobile graphics ecosystems with hundreds of games for Android, Windows Phone
7 Xbox gaming, and PlayStation Certified gaming.

At the high end, the Adreno 320 quad-core GPU will deliver up to 15 times
the performance of the original Adreno to drive the latest games and S3D
video on larger-screen devices. Adreno 320 delivers similar graphics
performance to today's latest game consoles, but for mobile devices. In
addition, the chipset family will support 3D and S3D games, capture and
playback of S3D photos and videos, and output in full HD to a 1080P flat
panel display over HDMI.

"Just as the original Snapdragon revolutionized smartphones with the
first 1GHz processor, these new generations of Snapdragon will revolutionize
the next wave of mobile entertainment and computing," said Steve Mollenkopf,
executive vice president and group president for Qualcomm. "We believe we
have an incredible lineup of chips and software, representing a single
platform that OEMs can utilize to create new devices ranging from mass market
smartphones with integrated LTE, to tablets, to next generation computing and
entertainment devices."

The single-core MSM8930 is the world's first single-chip solution with an
integrated LTE modem designed to take LTE to mass market smartphones. It will
include the new Adreno 305 GPU which delivers more than six times the
performance of the original Adreno.

The dual-core MSM8960 is the world's first dual-core solution with an
integrated multi-mode 3G/LTE modem and was designed to meet the requirements
of multi-tasking smartphones and tablets. It will include dual asynchronous
CPU cores which can be independently controlled for maximum efficiency. The
MSM8960 will also support dual-channel LP DDR memory and will feature the
Adreno 225 GPU which delivers eight times the performance of the original

The quad-core APQ8064 will be designed to meet the performance
requirements of the next generation of computing and entertainment devices
while minimizing power consumption. As with the Snapdragon dual-core, the
APQ8064 will include four asynchronous CPU cores which can be independently
controlled for maximum efficiency. The Adreno 320 quad-core GPU debuts in the
APQ8064 processor where it enables console-quality gaming and renders rich
user interfaces.

The APQ8064 will also include a variety of features that make it a
compelling processing solution for use in mobile entertainment and computing
devices, including support for both PC and LP DDR memory, serial and PCIe
interfaces, and multiple USB ports. The APQ8064 will also seamlessly
integrate with Qualcomm 3G and LTE MDM(TM) modems and modules, giving OEMs a
flexible and cost-efficient platform that can meet all of their design
configuration needs and help reduce time to market.

Samples of the MSM8960 are anticipated to be available in Q2 2011 and
samples of the MSM8930 and APQ8064 are anticipated to be available in early

For more information about the Snapdragon processor's next-generation CPU
architecture, the first quad-core CPU and GPU features, and to see many of
the top new devices powered by Snapdragon processors, please visit us during
the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2010 (Booth 8B53, Hall 8), Feb. 14-17 in
Barcelona or visit www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G and
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
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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 APQ8064, MSM8960 and MSM8930
components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which
the Snapdragon platform is adopted, 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 26, 2010, and most recent Form 10-Q.

Qualcomm and Adreno are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
MDM, MSM8960, APQ8064, MSM8930 are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Qualcomm Contacts:
    Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
    Phone: +1-858-651-1923
    Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

    Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
    Phone: +1-858-658-4813
    Email: ir@qualcomm.com

Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications, +1-858-651-1923, corpcomm at qualcomm.com, or Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations, +1-858-658-4813, ir at qualcomm.com, both of Qualcomm Incorporated

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