Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the official line-up of sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and entertainment for its third annual BREW Developers Conference in San Diego, April 28-30. The conference provides a networking forum for attendees as well as opportunities to learn from general session, technical and business tracks dedicated to sharing knowledge and expert resources on Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform. An estimated 1,200 attendees are expected at the event.
"We are extremely pleased by the successes of the BREW solution during the past year - particularly about the fact that so many of our partners have enjoyed significant revenue from BREW-based applications and services," said Peggy Johnson, president, Qualcomm Internet Services. "Many of the world's leading operators have adopted the BREW solution as the foundation for their wireless data offerings, proving the global validity of the BREW solution and demonstrating its contribution to fast and easy wireless data service deployments."
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group, will kick-off the conference on Tuesday morning, April 29. Keynote and general session speeches will follow, featuring Qualcomm executives and wireless industry leaders. Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, will give the first keynote of the conference on Tuesday morning ? "3G Adoption, Evolution and the Impact of BREW." On Wednesday, April 30, Dr. James Canton with the Institute for Global Futures will deliver the morning keynote address ? "Real-Time: The Future of mBusiness and the Wireless Information Society."
Top executives from China Unicom, Vivo (the Telefónica Móviles-Portugal Telecom joint venture in Brazil), KDDI of Japan, and ALLTEL and Verizon Wireless of the United States will discuss their data services strategies and how developers can work with them. Speakers from these wireless operators include Dr. William Weicong Li, general manager-marketing for China Unicom; Dr. Yasuhiko Ito, senior vice president of KDDI; Luis Avelar, vice president of information technologies and products and services engineering for Vivo; Philip Junker, executive vice president of marketing for ALLTEL; and Jim Straight, vice president of data and wireless Internet services for Verizon Wireless.
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 2003 Developers Conference as sponsors or in the Partner Pavilion include:
LG InfoComm USA
Welcome Reception Sponsors
Software Development Magazine
BREW Engineering Support Lab Sponsor
Single Touch Interactive
This year's conference will reveal the winners of the second annual BREW Developer Awards, which celebrate the excellence, innovation and imagination of BREW application developers in six categories: Best Productivity Application, Best Entertainment Application, Best Game Application, Best Location-Based Service Application, Best Communications Application and Best Extension/Technology Application. The awards will be presented by Dr. Paul E. Jacobs and Peggy Johnson on Tuesday morning during the General Session.
BREWfest, an exclusive celebration for BREW 2003 attendees on Tuesday night, will feature entertainment from the Grammy® award-winning, funk and soul group Kool&the Gang.
For more information on the BREW 2003 Developers Conference and to view daily conference news and multimedia highlights, please visit www.brew2003.com.
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, China Unicom, Vivo in Brazil and Telstra in Australia, in commercializing BREW-based services. U.S. Cellular has also 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 BREW platform.
Qualcomm's BREW solution is a complete product and business system 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 application 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 the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company 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.