AMD Licenses 3D Core Technology to Qualcomm

AMD Licenses 3D Graphics Core Technology to QUALCOMM, Delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience to Tomorrow's Phones

Advanced QUALCOMM Wireless Chipsets to Include AMD Graphics Technology for Immersive Mobile Gaming

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- AMD (NYSE: AMD - News) today announced an agreement to license cutting-edge graphics core technology to QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, for next-generation chipsets. This intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement is part of each company's ongoing commitment to drive a strong mobile gaming ecosystem and unleash state-of-the-art graphics across a range of handheld devices to delight mobile consumers everywhere.

This agreement will bring AMD's patented Unified Shader Architecture - first introduced in the Microsoft® Xbox 360TM gaming system - to QUALCOMM's advanced Mobile Station Modem chipsets, potentially reaching many millions of mobile phone users.

"QUALCOMM's licensing of AMD's industry-leading OpenGL ES 2.0 IP for integration into our chipset solutions allows us to continue our leadership in providing the highest quality graphics application experience in the industry," said Steve Mollenkopf, senior vice president of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "We look forward to seeing devices that leverage this technology to deliver the full potential of what wireless has to offer."...