QUALCOMM Licenses Next-Generation ARM Core

15 October 2002

ARM Continues Partnership with the Market-Share Leader for 3G CDMA Wireless Solutions

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. and CAMBRIDGE, UK, – Oct. 15, 2002 – QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and ARM [(LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced that QUALCOMM has licensed the new ARM1136J-S™ microprocessor core for use in advanced wireless voice and data devices. The announcement was made at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, Calif., and distinguishes QUALCOMM as one of the first ARM® Partners to use the new microprocessor core. Announced yesterday, the ARM1136J-S microprocessor core is the first offering based on the ARM11™ microarchitecture. (See separate press release…ARM Sets Performance Standard with Two New ARM11 Cores… Oct. 14, 2002)

QUALCOMM will use the ARM1136J-S core in future Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets for next-generation mobile devices that support high-speed wireless voice and data applications. CDMA technology, which QUALCOMM pioneered for commercial use, is the world's fastest-growing standard for cellular communications. Today, CDMA2000 is enabling 3G wireless networks around the world.

The ARM1136J-S core will also enhance QUALCOMM's Launchpad™ suite of applications, including multimedia, position location and other advanced features.

"As a leader in driving the worldwide rollout of 3G CDMA wireless communications solutions, QUALCOMM has partnered with ARM for the continual innovation of high-performance, low-power embedded processor solutions," said Luis Pineda, vice president of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "The ARM1136J-S core will be used to support our chipset and system software solutions for the next generation of 3G CDMA mobile devices, which are tailored to deliver all the benefits of 3G CDMA wireless service."

"This agreement has enabled ARM to work with industry leader QUALCOMM in creating products using the new ARM1136J-S processor core," said Mike Inglis, EVP, Marketing, ARM. "ARM's long-standing partnership with QUALCOMM spans the development of current and next-generation wireless devices. QUALCOMM's expertise will enable them to leverage the new ARM11 family core to support the performance and power consumption requirements needed to enable 3G cellular networks."

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals and system-on-chip (SoC) designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including QUALCOMM's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets QUALCOMM serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in QUALCOMM's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2001 and most recent Form 10-Q.


ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. ARM11 and ARM1136J-S are trademarks of ARM Limited. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; and ARM China. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Launchpad, BREW and BREWapi are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

QUALCOMM Contacts:
Stacy Getz, CDMA Technologies Public Relations
1-(858) 845-7674 (ph) 1-(858) 845-7435 (fax)
e-mail: stacyg@qualcomm.com
Patty Goodwin, Corporate Public Relations
1-(858) 651-4127 (ph) 1-(858) 651-5873 (fax)
e-mail: publicrelations@qualcomm.com
Julie Cunningham, Investor Relations
1-(858) 658-4224 (ph) 1-(858) 651-9303 (fax)
e-mail: jcunningham@qualcomm.com


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