Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced its line-up of keynote speakers and business and technical track presenters from around the globe for its BREW 2004 Developers Conference, to be held on June 7-9 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Expecting an estimated 1,400 attendees, the conference offers attendees valuable insight on the current and future state of the wireless data industry and provides attendees the opportunity to collaborate and form strategic relationships with leading players in the mobile marketplace. Conference attendees will also benefit from valuable technical and business tracks and workshops presented by leading experts and analysts from throughout the wireless industry.
"We are thrilled to host this premier developer's conference for all parties that have been key to making the BREW solution an international success during the last year," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "The BREW community is clearly at the forefront of mobile application development and innovation and BREW 2004 provides publishers and developers with the technical and business information they need to continue to play a critical role in driving the success of wireless data moving forward. With the BREW solution's truly global presence, attendees will have a tremendous opportunity to hear from, and network with, leading wireless companies from around the world."
The conference will include more than 30 business and technical sessions and workshops providing attendees the latest development tools and networking opportunities. The conference will kick off on Tuesday, June 8, with a welcome address from Peggy Johnson, followed by a keynote address from Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of Qualcomm Wireless & Internet Group. Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, will give a keynote address on Wednesday, June 9.
Executives from leading wireless operators, including China Unicom, Hutch, KDDI, KTF, Midwest Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless International, VIVO and U.S. Cellular, will provide valuable insight on the BREW marketplace and discuss how developers can be successful in the global wireless data market.
The third annual BREW Developer Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday morning following Dr. Jha's keynote. The BREW Developer Awards will honor the best applications in six categories: Best Productivity/M-commerce Application, Best Entertainment Application, Best Game Application, Best Location-Based Service Application, Best Communications Application and Best Information Application.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest BREW-enabled applications and services demonstrated by more than 20 publishers, developers, handset manufacturers and operators in this year's BREW 2004 Partner Pavilion. This year's conference will hold its BREWFest, an exclusive celebration for conference attendees, on Tuesday night, featuring a live performance by the iconic pop group, the B-52s.
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.
Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 26 manufacturers have offered more than 135 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth Guatemala, BellSouth Nicaragua, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Perú, Telefónica Móviles in Peru, Movicom in Argentina, Telcel and Movilnet in Venezuela, Verizon Dominican Republic, Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico, Pelephone in Israel and Zapp Mobile in Romania.
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.