SAN DIEGO -- March 13, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it - along with thirteen leading Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) application developers and publishers - will demonstrate their BREW applications at CTIA Wireless 2002, March 18-20, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The BREW applications exhibit will feature a variety of wireless content brought to life by companies taking advantage of the BREW platform's open development environment. The complete BREW solution provides developers, wireless service providers and device manufacturers with everything they need to successfully create and distribute wireless applications, and to make money in the process.
"The companies joining us at CTIA have done amazing work and are taking this opportunity to highlight the expanding possibilities of wireless," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "Visitors that come to our booth at CTIA will see the work and experience first-hand the vision and talent of the BREW developer community."
BREW Partner Stations
Thirteen application providers will share exhibit space and demonstrate their applications on BREW-enabled handsets in the Qualcomm booth (number 846) at CTIA, including:
- Air2Web will demonstrate Airmail, its new BREW application that enables wireless users to receive, compose, forward, reply and delete e-mail messages, as well as manage their mail offline and easily synchronize later.
- ESPN will unveil three new wireless applications, including ESPN's 2-Minute Drill™, based on the popular sports-trivia TV quiz show of the same name, as well as ESPN X Games Skateboarding and ESPN X Games Snowboarding.
- JAMDAT will show off EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Golf, JAMDAT Bowling, JAMDAT Solitaire, JAMDAT Football and other games.
- NuvoStudios will showcase six games, including all-time favorites Blackjack, Speed Blackjack and Tic-Tac-Toe, as well as exciting new puzzle games Removi, BrainCheck and Link'Em.
- Premium Wireless Services, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Net USA, will demonstrate Ringster™, an application that allows users to browse, select, download and forward popular tune ringtones for mobile phones.
- RocketMobile will demonstrate four of its applications: MobileExpense™, MobileConverter™, go2® Directory and MobileLoan™.
- Togabi will demonstrate its LiteMedia Player, designed to enable video capabilities in mass-market handsets for services such as video e-mail and video-on-demand. These services will include content such as movie trailers, music video clips and sports highlights.
- Vindigo will showcase its "Vindigo for BREW" application, a location-based application that enables users to find the best and closest places to eat, shop and play with their BREW-enabled handset.
- COMVERSE will showcase its Mobile Multimedia E-mail application, which makes e-mail accessible from any mobile phone, enabling users to send, receive and process e-mail messages and personal information from any location.
- Eyematic will demonstrate several mobile multimedia applications based on its Synthetic Video software platform, including multimedia messaging, personal horoscopes, adventure games and avatar-based news and information services.
Other application providers in the BREW solution booth include dotPhoto, IBM and Webraska.
"BREW Times" on the Road at CTIA
The Qualcomm Internet Services show daily, "BREW Times," will include BREW news and views from CTIA Wireless 2002. Updates will be posted each afternoon of the show athttp://brew.qualcomm.com.
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™ (Software Development Kit) 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, 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, the availability of commercially successful applications for the BREW platform, 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.