September 10, 2008

Newport Media Signs Qualcomm Software License Agreement for MediaFLO Service Layer

Newport Media, an innovative fabless semiconductor company supplying products to the mobile broadcast market, announced a commercial software license agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM). Under the terms of the agreement, Newport Media will license Qualcomm's MediaFLO(TM) service layer client software, enabling Newport Media to integrate the software into its FLO(TM) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and protocol stack for MediaFLO device manufacturers. In September of 2006 Newport Media and Qualcomm had previously entered into a patent agreement covering Newport Media's ASICs.

"This agreement demonstrates Newport Media's commitment to delivering full-featured mobile broadcast solutions that meet the demands of our customers," said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media Inc. "We can now offer our customers a complete FLO ASIC and software solution, while speeding our time-to-market."

"Collaborating with Newport Media serves as an opportunity to highlight a growing list of products and services available on the MediaFLO platform," said Mike Coad, vice president of partner relations for Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies. "We're pleased that the agreement further establishes MediaFLO as an open mobile broadcast standard and strengthens our global ecosystem."

About Newport Media, Inc.

Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards. Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries.

Newport Media's development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost. For more information, visit

Newport Media is a trademark of Newport Media, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. MediaFLO and FLO TV are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.