BEIJING -- March 5, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced it has attracted more than 200 wireless application developers, carrier representatives, and other industry professionals from across China on the opening day of its "First All-China BREW Developers Conference," being held March 5-7, 2002, at the Grand Hyatt Beijing. The event was designed in support of the flourishing Chinese developer community creating wireless content for Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform, a thin application execution environment that provides an open, standard platform for wireless devices.
The conference offers a wide variety of business and technical sessions and brings together the leaders, from China and around the world, responsible for shaping the wireless application and data services future. In a range of general and breakout sessions, conference attendees are exploring the exciting wireless application development opportunities enabled by the BREW platform and third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless technology.
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group, opened the conference by providing attendees a look at the opportunities that the BREW platform is bringing to the wireless market and to the end user. The BREW platform is part of a complete, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development and distribution.
"By providing an open platform to develop, download and execute wireless data applications, the BREW platform enables a broad range of compelling, useful new software and services, and opens the door to a global market of hundreds of millions of subscribers," said Dr. Jacobs. "The complete BREW solution enables a wireless operator to offer consumers a software store in the palm of their hand."
Additional speeches include a testimonial by InSoo Park, vice president of Korea Telecom FreeTel's (KTF) Internet Business division, discussing KTF's experience as the first carrier in the world to launch BREW-enabled services; "Why We Have Developed BREW Games" by Kyeong-Hwan Kil, planning manager of Anicom Software Co., Ltd.; "BREW J2ME Solutions as Provided by IBM" by Fred Gnuechtel, worldwide lead - field technical sales support, IBM; and "Navitime&BREW, Using the Possibilities of GPS" by Dr. Keisuke Ohnishi, president and chief executive officer, Navitime Japan Co., Ltd., and Dr. Shibin Jo, president and chief executive officer, JCD Co., Ltd. and chairman, MOBILE NAVI.
"Qualcomm is excited to have this opportunity to showcase the open, easy development environment that the BREW platform offers to developers in China," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "The beauty of the BREW platform is that it enables developers from around the world to create unique wireless content and provide that content to wireless carriers near and far."
The conference also includes a detailed technical overview of the BREW architecture and training sessions on how to create wireless applications using the Chinese language BREW SDK™ (Software Development Kit). The SDK includes standard tools that allow developers to create and test applications in a familiar development environment.
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, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development, device configuration, application distribution, and 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 Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), a division within the Qualcomm Wireless&Internet (QWI) group of Qualcomm Incorporated.
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, the Company's ability to 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.