SAN DIEGO -- March 4, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced it will host the second annual "BREW 2002 Developers Conference," June 3-5, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel&Marina. Expected to attract developers and wireless industry leaders from around the world, the event will provide a venue for coders, carriers and manufacturers to network with each other and build relationships while exploring the complete technical and business solution enabled by the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW™) platform. The conference is designed to create an educational and entertaining environment in which developers and key industry players will converge - at general sessions, in technical and business tracks, and at social events. For more details about the conference or to register, visit the BREW 2002 Developers Conference Web site atwww.brew2002.com.
Over three days, the conference attendees will hear from industry leaders and meet with and learn from fellow developers as they showcase their innovations in the BREW Partner Pavilion. Attendees will experience first hand how they can create, deploy and make money from applications via the complete BREW solution. Additionally, Qualcomm will introduce its first annual awards program to recognize excellence, innovation and imagination from application developers using the BREW platform.
The conference will include more than 30 technical and business sessions providing attendees the opportunity to network with BREW technical experts, industry luminaries and carrier representatives. Keynote and general session speeches feature Qualcomm and wireless industry innovators, including Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president of Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group; Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services, the division responsible for the BREW solution; Paul Buck, president and CEO of OTI, IBM, who will deliver an address on the BREW platform, Java™ technology and e-business; and Stewart Alsop, noted investor and pundit, who will explore the convergence between computing and telephony.
"Since our inaugural 2001 developers conference, support for and recognition of the BREW platform has grown significantly," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "Many important companies are on board supporting the BREW initiative and this year's conference is an opportunity to give our BREW developer community an up-close and personal look at the bright future of the wireless application marketplace made possible by the openness and flexibility of the BREW platform."
The conference will showcase three tracks dedicated to the business and technical aspects of the BREW initiative. There will be two technical tracks, the starter technical track and the advanced technical track, and one business track. Both technical tracks will provide insight to technical managers and programmers on developing applications using the BREW SDK™ (Software Development Kit) and designing for multiple devices. The starter technical track will offer information for developers who are relatively new to the BREW platform, while the advanced technical track will target experienced developers and offer more in depth information surrounding the BREW platform and development opportunities. The BREW business track will outline the business model and revenue opportunities that Qualcomm's complete BREW solution creates for developers, manufacturers and carriers around the world.
Qualcomm's BREW platform is a thin application execution environment that provides an open, standard platform for wireless devices. The BREW platform is part of a complete, open end-to-end solution for wireless applications development, device configuration, application distribution, billing and payment. The complete BREW solution includes the BREW SDK for developers, the BREW applications platform and porting tools for device manufacturers, and the BREW Distribution System (BDS) that is controlled and managed by carriers, enabling them to easily get applications from developers to market and coordinate the billing and payment process. Carriers' BREW-based services will enable consumers to customize their handsets by downloading applications over the air from a carrier's application download server. The BREW platform is a product of the Qualcomm Internet Services division within the Qualcomm Wireless&Internet group.
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 BREW applications platform; QChat™ push-to-talk technology; 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 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.