Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced its complete roster of sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and entertainment for the BREW 2004 Developers Conference. The Company's fourth annual developers conference will take place June 7-9 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.
With the theme of "Connect and Create" the conference provides the opportunity for attendees to learn, interact, network and share expertise, knowledge and ideas about Qualcomm's BREW solution through a multitude of industry-led business and technical sessions. The popular conference is sold out and attendance is expected to reach more than 1,400 people.
"The past year has seen BREW-based applications and services truly proliferate globally, with 27 commercial operators in 20 countries offering BREW services to their subscribers," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "We continue to see support for this event through participation and sponsorship by wireless industry constituents."
Johnson continued, "at this year's conference we look forward to having engaged discussions with BREW operators, device manufacturers, publishers and developers regarding what is next for the wireless industry. We also expect the unveiling of new tools and technologies from Qualcomm to support the development of next-generation wireless services."
Johnson will kick off the conference on Tuesday, June 8, followed by the conference's first keynote speech, entitled "A Journey Through the Wireless World," by Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of Qualcomm Wireless & Internet Group. Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, will deliver the keynote speech on Wednesday, June 9, entitled "Enabling Tomorrow's Devices."
The BREW 2004 Developers Conference includes more then 30 business and technical sessions aimed at providing attendees with information on the latest development tools and networking opportunities. An illustrious group of top executives from key wireless BREW operators will also present at the conference, including Verizon Wireless International, VIVO, Hutch, KDDI, KTF, Midwest Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless.
Following Dr. Jha's keynote speech on Wednesday morning will be the BREW 2004 Developer Awards ceremony, hosted by Gina Lombardi, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm Internet Services, and Mike Yuen, director of BREW Developer Relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. The awards highlight and recognize the imagination, excellence and achievement of BREW application developers 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.
Showcasing BREW Applications
The BREW 2004 Partner Pavilion offers conference attendees a place to connect, network and create new business opportunities while viewing and experiencing the latest BREW-enabled devices and applications from a wide array of global companies taking advantage of the BREW solution. Companies participating in the BREW 2004 Developers Conference as sponsors or in the Partner Pavilion include:
JAMDAT Mobile Inc.
U.S. Cellular Corporation
ACCESS, Co., Ltd.
Samsung Telecommunications America
Kyocera Wireless Corp.
LG InfoComm U.S.A., Inc.
Rocket Mobile, Inc.
Welcome Reception Sponsor:
Bottled Water Sponsor:
Engineering Support Lab Sponsor:
Luggage Tag Sponsor:
Conference Notebook Sponsor:
Conference Pen Sponsor:
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Wireless & Business Technology
Anyka (Guangzhou) Software Technology Co., Ltd.
IBSnet Co., Ltd.
M7 Networks, Inc.
(M)Forma Group, Inc.
Networks In Motion, Inc.
Tourmaline Networks, Inc.
BREWfest, an exclusive celebration for conference attendees on the evening of Tuesday June 8, will feature a live performance from iconic pop group the B-52's.
For more information on the BREW 2004 Developers Conference, please visit www.brew2004.com.
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 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 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.