Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the promotion of Mr. Moon Park to senior director and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS) Korea. Park will direct all QIS operations in Korea including managing deployments of the division's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform by Korean-based wireless service providers, handset manufacturers and wireless application developers. Park was responsible for managing the relationships that resulted in the world premiere launch of BREW-enabled services by carrier KTFreeTel in November 2001.
"Through his work developing strategic partnerships with leading Korean wireless companies, Moon played an integral leadership role in the first worldwide deployment of BREW services by KTFreeTel earlier this year," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "With Moon's new role in leading QIS operations in Korea, we look forward to continued success in the region as we work with carriers to provide Korean customers with compelling wireless applications and services powered by the BREW platform."
Park joined Qualcomm in January, 2000 and played a crucial role in promoting the adoption of Qualcomm's 1xEV DO technology by Korea's three wireless operators - KTFreeTel, LG TeleCom and SK Telecom. He worked with Korean device manufacturers to develop in the cdma450 handset business and oversaw the operation of the Qualcomm/Hansol i Ventures CDMA Fund, created to support Korean startup companies engaged in the development of CDMA products.
Park has also served as the communications liaison between Qualcomm and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). Park holds a bachelor's degree in business administration specializing in accounting and a Ph.D. in international business and technology management from George Washington University.
Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS) is a division of Qualcomm focused on the next generation of wireless applications and services, which will combine data and voice capabilities to better suit consumers' needs in a converged, wireless Internet world. The division is responsible for the BREW platform, a thin, standardized execution environment that resides in handsets. Native BREW applications are written in C/C++. While BREW supports programming in other languages, such as Java and XML, C/C++ is used as a primary language by significantly more developers worldwide than any other language, according to International Data Corp. Qualcomm's BREW initiative is the only approach that offers developers, OEMs and carriers a complete, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development, device configuration, application distribution, and billing and payment. The complete BREW solution includes the BREW Software Development Kit™ (SDK) for developers, the BREW applications platform and porting tools for device manufacturers, and the BREW Distribution System (BDS) that enables developers and their carrier customers to get applications to market and coordinates the billing and payment processes for them. Carriers' BREW-based services will enable consumers to customize their cell phones by downloading applications over the air from a carrier's application download server.
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 chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (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 the S&P 500 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, 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 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.