SAN DIEGO -- May 8, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it will offer live demonstrations of wireless Internet applications developed for Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform for wireless devices. The demonstrations will take place at "BREW 2001: Developer and 3G Technology Conference," which begins today at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego.
"The wireless industry has long searched for the 'killer app.' We believe that having the freedom to choose from a wide variety of applications is the 'killer app,'" said Peggy Johnson, senior vice president of Qualcomm and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services. "The BREW platform enables developers and carriers to create and provide exciting new applications to bring us another step closer to a genuinely useful wireless Internet."
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. Because the BREW platform provides a standard environment, it greatly simplifies the task of integrating applications onto wireless devices.
The following BREW Platinum Sponsors will be demonstrating their new applications beginning tomorrow at the conference:
The Brodia Group - Brodia's Identity Management System will enable authenticated transactions through wireless devices. Consumers will be able to securely access and authorize transfer of their personal and payment information using applications like Brodia's Digital Wallet, Micropayments and Cardholder Authentication services.
Eyematic - With Eyematic's eyePublish landmark animation software, animated 3D characters come to life to provide personalization of the wireless Internet. Live customer service representatives will be able to interact with customers online and send branded 3D personalities to customers via e-mail and wireless devices.
MP3.com - Users will be able to turn their wireless handsets into MP3 players with MP3.com's application for wireless delivery of music, providing consumers with access to their music whenever and wherever they want it.
NetZero - NetZero's HardCell advertising system will be designed to enable marketers to send highly targeted advertisements via mobile applications. Consumers will gain value by receiving more relevant advertising, which can be acted on instantly in various ways, such as visiting the advertiser's Web site via the mobile device, calling the company directly, or opting to receive more information delivered via e-mail or SMS text messaging.
Visto - The Visto mLynx™ solutions allow enterprise Information Technology professionals to easily deploy remote access to corporate messaging applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, by managing all of the complexities associated with providing secure, wireless and wireline connectivity. Visto supports a broad array of devices including notebook PCs, home PCs, most PDAs and mobile phones.
Wireless Knowledge - Wireless Knowledge delivers enterprise-grade software and services. Its packaged products -- Workstyle™, Anystyle™ (with support for the BREW platform), and Echo™ -- give corporate professionals mobile access to their critical information. Its professional services organization provides mobility consulting and custom application development - including application design for BREW-enabled solutions.
The "BREW 2001: Developer and 3G Technology Conference" begins today and runs through Thursday, May 10. More information on the conference is available online athttp://www.brew2001.com.
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 BREW applications 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 2001 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 extent to which any of the developers referenced eventually bring applications of the sort described to market, the extent to which any Memoranda of Understanding currently in place or any ongoing or potential business discussions relating to the BREW platform or applications will result in binding definitive agreements or actual development of products, 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 and deployed, 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.