Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced it will host the inaugural "BREW™ 2001: Developer and 3G Technology Conference," May 8-10, 2001, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel&Marina. The conference will provide application developers, device manufacturers and wireless Internet service providers insight into opportunities being created by Qualcomm's new Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform and third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless technology. Individuals interested in attending the conference can register athttp://www.brew2001.com.
The BREW platform is a very thin applications environment for wireless devices. It provides applications developers with an open, standard platform upon which to develop their products.
Developers attending the conference will be the first to receive the commercial release of the BREW software development kit (SDK). Qualcomm will be providing the BREW SDK to developers free of charge. The SDK includes a number of Windows®-based tools that will allow developers to create and test their applications in a standard development environment. At the conference, Qualcomm also will provide training sessions to brief developers on how to create wireless applications using the SDK.
"The BREW 2001 conference is the next major milestone as we move toward the release of BREW-enabled commercial services later this year," said Peggy Johnson, senior vice president of Qualcomm and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services. "We have received tremendous interest from developers eager to begin creating wireless applications for the BREW platform and this conference will provide them an excellent start."
In addition to platform technology presentations, industry perspectives, product demonstrations and break-out sessions, the BREW 2001 conference agenda includes keynote addresses from renowned technology writer and futurist George Gilder and Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, executive vice president, Qualcomm Incorporated.
George Gilder is the president of Gilder Technology Group, a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute think-tank and author of several influential books and articles on the future of technology. At the conference, Gilder will share his vision for a genuinely useful wireless Internet. Dr. Paul E. Jacobs will begin the conference with a speech exploring the opportunities being created by 3G wireless technology and the BREW platform.
The conference will showcase three tracks dedicated to the business and technical aspects of the BREW platform and 3G market opportunities. The 3G Wireless Market Track will feature an update on 3G standards, capabilities and deployments, along with a look at the latest wireless data devices. The BREW Business Track will cover the business model and revenue opportunities, which Qualcomm believes the BREW platform can create for developers, manufacturers and carriers. Verizon Communications will present a session on how the company is building its wireless data strategy around the BREW platform. The BREW Technical Track will provide training to technical managers and programmers on developing applications using the BREW SDK, designing for multiple devices and working with Qualcomm to obtain TRUE BREW™ certification for applications.
Between sessions, Platinum Sponsor companies will demonstrate numerous BREW applications, including:
- The Brodia Group - secure commerce applications
- Eyematic - 3D avatar animation for the Web and wireless
- Locate Networks - advanced location-based applications
- MP3.com - application for the wireless delivery of music
- NetZero - targeted advertising system for m-commerce applications
- Visto Corp. - Visto mLynx™ software and services for secure, cost-effective and centralized mobile and wireless access to time-critical corporate information
- Wireless Knowledge - Workstyle™ and Anystyle™ software applications for secure mobile access to corporate e-mail, calendar and contact information with online and offline capabilities
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. The Company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) applications development platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company 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 the Company'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 and the BREW platform is adopted, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 2000, and most recent Form 10-Q.