SAN DIEGO AND HSINCHU â€” November 19, 2009 â€” Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and MediaTek, Inc., (TPE: 2454), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that they have entered into a broad patent arrangement under each company’s patent portfolios, including CDMA and WCDMA essential patents, with respect to all integrated circuit products, including CDMA and WCDMA products.
MediaTek‘s customers do not receive rights to any of Qualcomm‘s patents and such customers will need to obtain a separate license from Qualcomm in order to receive rights to any of Qualcomm‘s patents. Qualcomm‘s customers do not receive rights to any of MediaTek‘s patents and such customers will need to obtain a separate license from MediaTek in order to receive rights to any of MediaTek‘s patents. The remainder of the terms of the arrangement are confidential.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark and England. For more information, please visit MediaTek‘s website at www.mediatek.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500Â® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
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