SAN DIEGO -- April 30, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that its Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform has been recognized with a Codie Award as 'Best Application Service Solution' by the Software&Information Industry Association (SIIA). SIIA officials presented Qualcomm with the award at their 17th Annual Codie Awards Gala at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif., on Monday, April 15, 2002.
"Qualcomm is honored to receive the prestigious Codie Award for our BREW solution," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "This award recognizes Qualcomm's success in developing a complete and open technology and business solution for compelling wireless applications and services."
The Codie Awards provide the only nationwide peer recognition program in the software and information industry. Forty-one Codie Awards were presented this year to representatives of companies that publish business, education and consumer software, as well as online information services. First-round judging was completed by a broad panel of judges consisting of representatives from the industry trade press, mainstream technology writers and industry experts. Second-round judging was based on votes from SIIA's national membership. This year 325 companies from throughout the United States nominated more than 700 products.
"The 17th Annual Codie Awards carries on the tradition of celebrating the best of the best in the software and information industry," said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. "Winning this award is indeed a high honor and establishes that Qualcomm is in the forefront of the e-business industry."
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 traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.