SAN DIEGO -- June 5, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced plans to work with Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, to extend Oracle 9i Lite to support Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform, allowing companies to develop and deploy mobile enterprise applications for BREW-enabled devices.
Mobile enterprise applications running on BREW-enabled devices can access enterprise data cached locally in an Oracle 9i Lite database. The synchronization features of Oracle 9i Application Server allow client-side applications to synchronize data with corporate servers over-the-air or using a cradle. The BREW Distribution System can be used to install, recall and update these applications for their mobile workforce. Together, Qualcomm and Oracle will allow corporate IT professionals to provide important business data and applications to their mobile workforce.
"By providing business professionals with access to their mission critical information wherever they may be, enterprises are now able to leverage the worldwide rollout of 3G CDMA systems to increase their productivity," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group. "The combination of the BREW platform and the mobile client services of Oracle 9i Lite makes it possible to mobilize their core enterprise applications."
"Qualcomm and Oracle are working together to provide capabilities that enable corporate users to be more productive, because they will never be disconnected from the information they need," said Denise Lahey, senior vice president, Oracle Mobile Products and Services division. "By combining forces, we can offer businesses powerful technology for mobile enterprise computing on BREW-enabled devices."
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.