SAN DIEGO -- August 15, 2001 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced its BREW™ Developer Alliance Program for developers creating applications and services based on Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform, a thin applications environment for wireless devices. The BREW Developer Alliance Program is designed to speed the creation of wireless applications by providing developers with technical training and support, product development guidance, and marketing assistance.
The program demonstrates Qualcomm's support and commitment to the wireless application development community. Interested developers can learn more about the program at http://www.qualcomm.com/brew/developer/.
The BREW platform was introduced by Qualcomm earlier this year to allow rapid development of a wide variety of applications that users will be able to download from carrier networks over the air onto any BREW-enabled handset. The BREW platform provides a standard programming environment, so software developers can simply integrate their applications to the BREW platform once, effectively eliminating the need to modify applications for each new device model. BREW platform services are expected to be launched by the end of 2001 with Korea Telecom Freetel (KTF) in Korea and Verizon Wireless in the United States.
Since the introduction of the BREW platform, Qualcomm has worked to provide developers with the tools and training they need to take advantage of the platform's flexibility and speed-to-market benefits. The launch of the Developer Alliance Program is Qualcomm's next step in supporting developers for the BREW platform.
"The BREW Developer Alliance Program is meant to build a thriving developer community - efficiently creating wireless applications that consumers want," said Jan Lezny, senior director of developer relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. "This program gives developers the access, service and support they need to meet their aggressive development timelines. We're focused on building a program that offers a constant flow of valuable resources to developers."
BREW Developer Alliance Program Resources
The BREW Developer Alliance Program Web site will speed development of applications for the BREW platform by helping developers easily share information with each other and leverage expert advice from Qualcomm. Upon joining the BREW Developer Alliance Program, members gain instant access to discussion groups, expert tips, tutorials, a repository of frequently asked technical questions, technical support and downloadable BREW development tools - including the BREW Software Development Kit™ (SDK) and the ARM® BREW Builder software.
Beyond online support, members will also have access to phone labs for testing BREW applications on multiple handset models and assistance in marketing their applications to carriers and consumers.
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 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.