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Qualcomm Announces Quad-Core Snapdragon for Next Generation Tablets and Computing Devices

BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 14, 2011

The Snapdragon APQ8064 chip will be designed to enable the next generation of converged computing and entertainment devices.  These devices will have significantly higher performance requirements, including support for larger screen sizes and resolutions, more complex operating systems, multi-tasking, multi-channel audio, HD gaming and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) photo and video capture and playback, as well as output in full HD to 1080P flat panel displays over HDMI.

While performance requirements have been increasing, battery technology and capacity have struggled to develop at the same pace. To meet this challenge, Qualcomm created its next generation architecture and integrated four new, low-power CPU cores and its advanced Adreno® graphics into the APQ8064, enabling it to offer twelve times the available performance as well as 75 percent lower power than the first generation of Snapdragon processors.  The combination of advanced processors and multimedia technology will provide tablets and mobile computing devices with unsurpassed performance, battery life, low thermal dissipation and the broadest set of connectivity options available in the industry.

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The APQ8064 processor will include the Adreno 320 quad-core GPU, which will deliver fifteen times greater performance than the original Adreno GPU, for a console-quality gaming experience, as well as rendering rich UI’s.  With up to 20 Megapixel camera support, the APQ8064 will internally synchronize two camera sensors for 3D video recording and will support external 3D video playback.

The APQ8064 will feature a variety of features that make it the most compelling processing solution for use in mobile entertainment and computing devices, including support for both PCDDR3 and LPDDR2 memory, serial and PCIe interfaces and multiple USB ports.

As part of the next generation Snapdragon family, the APQ8064 will share a core set of features, including a quad-combo of connectivity solutions (i.e. WLAN, GPS, BT and FM), support for NFC and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) video and photo capture and playback.  The APQ8064 also will support all available major operating systems and be software compatible across the chipset family.  

Samples of the APQ8064 are anticipated to be available in early 2012.

Feb. 14-17 Barcelona 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 Qualcomm around the Web:

www.qualcomm.com

Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog

Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcomm

Facebook: www.facebook.com/qualcomm

September 26, 2010

Qualcomm and Adreno are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.  APQ8064 and Snapdragon 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:   [email protected]

Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations

Phone:  1-858-658-4813

Email:   [email protected]

SOURCE Qualcomm Incorporated

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