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[February 27, 2012]

Samsung Teams up with Qualcomm and ARM Technologies to Bring Premium HD Video Content to Mobile Users

BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--

Samsung (News - Alert) and Qualcomm today announced that they will release the secure high-definition (HD) service utilizing Qualcomm's Snapdragon StudioAccess and ARM's (News - Alert) TrustZone technologies. This service allows consumers to watch brilliant HD videos directly on their mobile device through Samsung Media Hub.

This secure HD service will be debuted on the 5.3" HD Super AMOLED™ display of the Samsung Galaxy™ Note, featuring a Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm. The Galaxy Note display offers 180 degree viewing angles and is one of the first mobile devices able to support HD resolution, making it the perfect fit for this cutting edge technology. The implementation of this new hardware will provide the ability to watch luminous, HD quality movies and TV shows through Samsung's Media Hub directly on a mobile device. The Samsung Galaxy Note will be the first device to adopt this technology via a firmware update to be announced at a later date.

"Samsung is excited to pioneer the mobile HD display revolution using Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor along with ARM's Trustzone technology," said Curtis Sasaki, Senior Vice President, Samsung Media Solutions Center America. "This combination will enable Samsung Media Hub consumers to have an HD viewing experience right in the palm of their hand."

Samsung will be demoing the Snapdragon/TrustZone-enabled HD viewing service experience on the Samsung Galaxy Note at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert). Viewers will be able to see a side-by-side comparison of two devices, one enabled with this technology and one without, each playing a premium collection of HD-quality television shows, such as CSI (News - Alert) and The Office, courtesy of CBS and NBC Universal.

Snapdragon StudioAccess technology provides end-to-end content protection that is on par with movie studios stringent security requirements. Snapdragon StudioAccess allows users to enjoy the newest movie titles, which previously were limited to physical medias or set-top boxes. It's the latest example of security technology harnessed to expand content distribution, protect content owners' rights and enhance the user experience.

"Our collaboration with Samsung and ARM fulfills our promise to bring best in-class mobile video to high-end devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note," said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management, Qualcomm. "Snapdragon StudioAccess, coupled with ARM's TrustZone, provides a higher level of security which allows Samsung to provide premium content tht consumers expect in their mobile devices."

For more information about the secure HD service available through Media Hub on the Samsung Galaxy Note, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

About ARM Holdings

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
ARM Connected Community(r): http://www.arm.com/community/
ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
ARMFlix on YouTube (News - Alert): http://www.youtube.com/armflix

Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated registered in the United States and other countries. mirasol is a registered trademark of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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