Mar 17, 2003NEW ORLEANS
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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that the Company - along with 16 BREW application publishers and developers - will demonstrate the latest offerings for the BREW solution at CTIA Wireless 2003, March 17-19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. These demonstrations provide a peek into the success of the international community of application providers who are realizing business growth and profit from the growing adoption of the BREW solution by wireless operators and subscribers worldwide.
BREW is a complete end-to-end wireless solution that provides the necessary tools and value-added services to publishers, developers, device manufacturers and wireless operators for applications development and distribution, device configuration, and billing and payment.
"The companies who are joining us at CTIA Wireless 2003 provide a great representation of the community of BREW partner companies who are realizing success and revenue from their adoption of the BREW solution," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless and Internet Group. "The BREW solution is continuing its significant momentum and is rapidly establishing itself as the premier solution for the development and delivery of wireless data services."
BREW Partner Pavilion
Sixteen application providers will share exhibit space and demonstrate their latest applications on BREW-enabled handsets in the Qualcomm booth (Hall F, Booth # 5331) at CTIA Wireless 2003, including:
Qualcomm, joined by ALLTEL, Kyocera and PalmSource, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in Room 253 to unveil a new element to the BREW-based services for ALLTEL subscribers. Room 253 is located on the second level of the convention center near the CTIA Wireless 2003 media center.
On Tuesday, March 18, Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services, will deliver the keynote address at Wireless Week's "Executive Women in Wireless Breakfast." This breakfast is an annual, invitation-only event for women executives in the wireless industry. Sponsored by Wireless Week, a leading trade publication, the event encourages attendees to network with influential peers and be inspired and motivated by the brightest minds in the business.
Deployments of the BREW solution continue as operators throughout the world join Verizon Wireless and ALLTEL in the United States, KTF in South Korea, KDDI in Japan, and China Unicom in commercializing BREW-based services. The joint venture between Telefónica Móviles and Portugal Telecom plans to roll out BREW services to subscribers in Latin America this month, and U.S. Cellular has launched a BREW user trial. More than 40 BREW-enabled handset models have been offered to consumers worldwide and more than 40 device manufacturers have indicated their interest in the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform.
Qualcomm's BREW solution is a complete product and business ecosystem for the development and over-the-air deployment of data services on wireless devices. The BREW solution provides the necessary tools and value-added services to developers, device manufacturers and wireless operators for applications development and distribution, device configuration, and billing and payment.
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 solution 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.