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QUALCOMM introduces gpsOneXTRA Assistance to expand capabilities of standalone GPS

San Diego, USA, 12 February 2007 – QUALCOMM Incorporated, a developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, has introduced gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology, an enhancement to its integrated gpsOne solution to improve Standalone-GPS performance.

GpsOneXTRA Assistance technology delivers more accurate positioning with greater sensitivity than otherwise possible with standalone GPS receivers, especially in difficult areas such as indoors and in dense urban canyons.

The company’s new gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology provides enhanced operation for Standalone-GPS by enabling a user to download a small assistance data file through a brief Internet access session.

gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology provides benefits such as a faster time-to-fix and operation, indoors and in challenging environments for up to seven days. Network operators who have not yet deployed A-GPS systems can more quickly and cost effectively provide their subscribers with enhanced GPS performance on mobile handsets by leveraging QUALCOMM’s gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology.

QUALCOMM’s gpsOne technology supports multiple modes of Assisted-GPS (A-GPS), which leverages GPS satellites and the cellular network for highly reliable positioning capabilities, as well as Standalone-GPS, which expands the availability of positioning capabilities to areas where cellular
networks are not accessible.

gpsOneXTRA Assistance will be supported as part of the gpsOne solution on select Mobile Station Modem) (MSM) chipsets for both CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) networks beginning in the second quarter of 2007.

“QUALCOMM’s gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology means wireless users can benefit from positioning capabilities on their handset even in environments where GPS is not available, such as deep indoors,” said Mark Frankel, Vice President of Product Management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.

“By offering this technology on our chipsets, QUALCOMM is helping to ensure that wireless users can use their navigation, social networking, or other location-aware applications — anywhere, anytime.”

QUALCOMM Incorporated (https://www.qualcomm.com) 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, QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500 company.