Qualcomm Announces 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, 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.

"Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon chipsets set a new standard for
advanced smartphones and smartbook devices, and our second-generation solutions
are already shipping in volume," said Steve
, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.  "We are very excited by the innovation our
customers are already showing as they begin designing products based on our
dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets."

The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev.
B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web
application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D
acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 accelration, 1080p video
encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and
support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays.  

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of chipset solutions includes:

  • First-generation products: QSD8x50 with 1GHz enhanced core
  • Second-generation products: MSM8x55 and QSD8x50A with 1GHz enhanced core,
    including multimedia optimizations and 1.3GHz enhanced core, respectively
  • Third-generation products: MSM8260, MSM8660 and QSD8672 with dual-CPU
    architecture featuring enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz,

Qualcomm Incorporated 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 100 Index, the S&P 500
Index and is a 2010 FORTUNE 500 company. For more information, please visit
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