SAN DIEGO -- May 28, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today released the official line-up of sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for its BREW 2002 Developers Conference in San Diego, June 3-5, which will include the first release of BREW 2.0. The conference is designed to create an educational community atmosphere in which developers and industry partners can explore the complete technical and business solution enabled by Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform. An estimated 1,300 conference attendees representing 17 countries from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in more than 25 sessions, including beginner and advanced technical topics and a comprehensive business "go to market" track.
"Since its inception and subsequent commercial availability, the BREW platform has proven to be a powerful solution - and a road to profit - for the wireless industry," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "Along with our developer, handset manufacturer and carrier partners, we are helping redefine the parameters of wireless data worldwide. Our conference next week will bring together a critical mass of influencers and partners - all stakeholders in the future of wireless data - to make new friends, build relationships and gain access to valuable tools as we work together to drive wireless applications."
"The success, industry support and worldwide momentum behind the BREW platform will be evident at this year's BREW 2002 Developers Conference," said Wayne Yurtin, president and CEO of Rocket Mobile, Inc. "We are excited to be part of the exchange of ideas and insights the conference will offer, and learn about the influence of the BREW platform throughout the world."
Keynote and general session speeches will feature Qualcomm executives and wireless industry leaders. Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president of Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group, will help kick-off the conference on Tuesday morning, June 4, with a keynote address on the enormous possibilities the BREW platform's open, extendable architecture creates for the wireless industry and consumers. On Wednesday, June 5, Stewart Alsop, noted investor and pundit, will explore the convergence between computing and telephony.
Top executives from KTF of Korea, KDDI of Japan and Verizon Wireless will share market insights, trends and perspective from their commercial deployments of BREW-enabled services in their countries during general sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Speakers from these carriers include InSoo Park, vice president of the Internet Business Division for KTF; Dr. Yasuhiko Ito, executive managing officer for the Solution Business Sector of KDDI; and John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
Additionally, Kim Clohessey vice president of embedded systems from IBM subsidiary OTI will speak on "BREW, Java™ Technology and e-Business - Building a Future Together."
Showcasing BREW Applications
Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest BREW-enabled devices and applications. Companies participating in the BREW Partner Pavilion include:
Single Touch Interactive
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Luggage Tag Sponsor
NSTL, Inc. (National Software Testing Labs)
Welcome Reception Sponsor
JAMDAT Mobile Inc.
Rocket Mobile, Inc.
Developers working on new applications will be able to get expert help from BREW engineers at the BREW Developers Lab, which will also be located in the BREW Partner Pavilion. The on-site BREW Developers Lab will be a special component of the conference, offered exclusively for the use of BREW developers. Sponsored by ARM, the BREW Developers Lab will feature BREW handsets, development tools and BREW applications engineers to answer questions and offer information to developers.
At this year's conference, Qualcomm will introduce its inaugural awards program to recognize the excellence, innovation and imagination of application developers using the BREW platform. Recipients of the BREW Developer Awards will be honored at a ceremony to take place on Tuesday evening of the conference. The awards will be presented at the BREWfest celebration, offering conference attendees the opportunity to relax and enjoy international cuisine, beers from around the world and plenty of special recipe BREW ale.Nine Days, the Long Island, New York-based guitar pop trio, will provide entertainment.
For more information on the BREW 2002 Developers Conference and to receive daily conference highlights visitwww.brew2002.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 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.