Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the Company has successfully tested and run applications based on Qualcomm's BREW solution on Intel's single-chip GSM/GPRS wireless processor featuring Intel's XScale technology. The ease of the BREW integration and execution of applications, conducted on an FL Telecom GSM/GPRS handset, validates the BREW solution's ability to operate independent of specific air interfaces and on a wide range of mobile device technologies. Using Intel's GSM/GPRS communications technology and Intel XScale applications performance, the solution demonstrates the utility of BREW for voice and data applications running on mainstream mobile phones.
“The BREW solution is engineered to be independent and able to work with any underlying network technology,” said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. “The simplicity with which the BREW client and BREW applications were ported to the Intel XScale technology underscores the flexibility of both company's products for meeting the varied needs of wireless operators and handset manufacturers. Qualcomm looks forward to continuing our commitment to the GSM/GPRS market.”
Qualcomm's BREW solution is designed to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports robust system and application software including personalized and branded user interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EE™-based, modular distribution system that enables the delivery of content, applications and user interfaces to wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the wireless industry's first global marketplace to support the monetization of applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW ecosystem can make your wireless vision a reality.
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 2004 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 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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.