SAN DIEGO -- November 19, 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 received Andrew Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility's "First Innovative Complete Wireless Applications Platform" award at Seybold's 12th Annual Wireless Dinner at COMDEX Fall 2002 in Las Vegas. The awards program recognizes companies demonstrating excellence and innovation in networking, devices, services and applications in the wireless industry.
"Qualcomm is honored to have the BREW platform recognized for the second time with such a distinguished award from Andrew Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility," said Peggy Johnson, president and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services, the division of Qualcomm responsible for the BREW platform. "This award reflects BREW's position as the first and only complete, end-to-end solution for wireless application development and delivery."
Andrew Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility offers analysis of the technologies and trends impacting the convergence of wireless, mobility and the Internet.
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. 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, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.