Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the 2004 “Who Got Game?” OpenGL ES Game Development Contest. “Who Got Game?” gives developers working with Qualcomm’s BREW solution a chance to create 3D games, screensavers, user interfaces (UIs) or other demo applications for Qualcomm’s Q3Dimension 3D gaming engine. Seamlessly integrated into Qualcomm’s Multimedia, Enhanced Multimedia and Convergence Platform Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipsets, Q3Dimension will soon be incorporated into many phone models, rapidly creating a large installed base of wireless 3D gaming handsets and a new, large business opportunity for BREW 3D game developers.
“Qualcomm launched the ‘Who Got Game?’ OpenGL ES contest to create further awareness of our commitment to driving wireless 3D gaming and to draw attention to the opportunities that our technologies will create for developers,” said Mike Yuen, director of BREW Developer Relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Our BREW system coupled with the Q3Dimension solution assists both novice and experienced developers with the creation of new and innovative games, demos, 3D based UIs and other applications, further extending the possibilities of wireless entertainment.”
Contest entrants will use Qualcomm’s BREW SDK® software development environment, which includes support for OpenGL ES APIs and Qualcomm’s Q3Dimension 3D solution, to develop content for Qualcomm’s MSM6150™ and MSM6550™ chipset solutions. Integrated into Qualcomm MSM chipsets, the Q3Dimension 3D gaming platform offers sophisticated audio and complex rendering functions — geometry processing, rasterization, texture mapping and fragment operations — to enable unparalleled 3D animation for 3G wireless systems.
“Who Got Game?” submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2004, and winners are expected to be announced in early 2005. Complete contest rules can be found online at GameDev.net, a leading online community for game developers: http://www.gamedev.net/community/contest/qualcomm2004/.
Qualcomm’s BREW solution provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes publishers, developers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.
Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 27 manufacturers have offered more than 145 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, Alaska Communication Systems, ALLTEL, Cellular One, Cellular South, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless, NTELOS, Rural Cellular Corporation and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Tata in India, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, Iusacell in Mexico, BellSouth Argentina, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth Guatemala, BellSouth Nicaragua, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Peru, Movicom in Argentina, Movicom in Uruguay, Telefonica Moviles in Peru, Telcel and Movilnet in Venezuela, Verizon in the Dominican Republic, Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico, Pelephone in Israel and Zapp in Romania.
Seamlessly integrated into Qualcomm’s MSM chipsets, the Q3Dimension solution is part of Qualcomm’s Launchpad suite of advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage functionality, including Qualcomm’s gpsOne™ solution, the world’s most broadly deployed assisted-GPS handset technology.
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 the BREW solution is adopted and deployed, 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.