Oct 13, 2003GENEVA
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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced an enhanced commitment in the European wireless market for the Company's BREW system. Qualcomm's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers. The BREW system of products and services will be on display at ITU Telecom World 2003, on October 12-18 in booth 205 (Hall 1) at the Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.
During the past year, Qualcomm has taken several steps to increase support of the BREW system in Europe. Most recently, Qualcomm assigned a dedicated BREW team to the Company's London office to support operator trials and launches of BREW-based services, in addition to providing increased assistance to developers located in Europe. Qualcomm has named Johan Lodenius as senior vice president of European business relations, Qualcomm Internet Services, to lead the European BREW team. Lodenius previously served as senior vice president of marketing for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.
"We believe there is plenty of opportunity for the BREW system to have a positive impact on the value added services and content being offered to European wireless subscribers," said Lodenius. "Qualcomm is making a long term commitment to work closely with operators, developers and handset manufacturers in Europe with the goal of helping them realize the significant results already being experienced with the BREW solution in other regions around the world."
Joining Lodenius in London are several key employees with significant experience and accomplishments supporting the successful commercialization of BREW-based products and services around the world, including Jan Lezny, senior director of European business relations and operations; Vicki Mealer, director of product management; and Jim Callanan, director of engineering.
At ITU Telecom World 2003, a number of European developers will demonstrate their latest applications for the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform, including the following:
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.