Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it will be demonstrating the latest wireless applications from leading Chinese developers for Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform at PT/Expo Comm China 2002, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, at the China International Exhibition Center. The applications will be showcased in Qualcomm's booth (# 1006) and will provide conference attendees with a first look at Chinese applications enabled by the BREW solution, the only complete, end-to-end solution for the over-the-air delivery of wireless applications in China.
Following is a list of the BREW-based applications on exhibit in Qualcomm's booth:
- Anyka: MobileFlash, an animation player that can convert content from Macromedia Flash™ to make it suitable for mobile devices.
- E4E Wireless Co. Ltd.: E4E Stock, an m-commerce application that will connect BREW users to content providers, securities companies and banks to provide real-time stock quotations with technical charts in addition to stock news, reports, analysis and other market information.
- Magus Soft: Instant Weather, which provides weather conditions for all major cities in China; Mahjong, a mobile version of the popular Asian game where players race to form series of various suits from 136 tiles; and Mobi Escape, a puzzle game that requires players to guide a dog through a mysterious castle.
On the first day of the conference, Qualcomm will present a seminar titled "The Road to Profit is Paved with Data Revenue." The seminar will offer insights into how BREW provides developers, handset manufacturers and carriers with a complete wireless solution and consumers with a compelling mobile experience. Charles Yu, director of product management, Qualcomm Internet Services China, will highlight successful BREW-based services from around the world and explain how BREW is the best platform to drive adoption of wireless data in China. Yu's informative seminar will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the Service Building at the China International Exhibition Center.
China Unicom is leading the way for a successful wireless data marketplace in China -- a market where application developers and handset manufacturers will benefit from the revenue potential of this fast-growing industry. The company signed a definitive agreement with Qualcomm to launch a BREW-enabled application download service, and the two organizations also plan to establish a joint venture in China to foster a domestic BREW developer community and manage the BREW applications produced by this development community.
Qualcomm has launched a BREW Web site in Chinese (www.qualcomm.com/brew/sch/) to cater to the growing base of Chinese developers that want to build compelling applications for the world's largest market. The Web site offers useful information and resources related to the BREW solution, including the Chinese version of the BREW SDK™ (software development kit), training and support information for BREW application developers and the latest BREW news relevant to the Chinese market.
In addition to the support from China Unicom, deployments of the BREW solution continue as carriers throughout the world join Verizon Wireless and ALLTEL in the United States, KTF in Korea and KDDI in Japan in commercializing BREW-based services. Also, U.S. Cellular is currently in a BREW user trial. Globally, 16 carriers to date have indicated support for the BREW solution. Twenty-four BREW-enabled handsets are already available to consumers worldwide.
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. 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.