Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and the Institute for Information Industry (III) today announced the establishment of a BREW developer training center in Taiwan. The new developer training center will give Taiwanese wireless application developers access to training materials, testing tools and tech support in developing applications and services for Qualcomm's BREW solution. The addition of the BREW developer training center is the first step in an ongoing collaboration between Qualcomm and III to accelerate the growth of the wireless market in Taiwan.
III is focused on enhancing advanced communications, location-based services (LBS) and multimedia technologies in partnership with other companies to improve Taiwan's contributions to the global wireless communications market. Qualcomm and III will hold a signing ceremony on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 to break ground on the BREW developer training center.
“Advanced mobile communications services are growing fast in Taiwan and we're pleased to be working with III to support this growth and bolster the BREW developer community with the opening of this training center,” said Tony Li, senior director of business development for Qualcomm. “Applications such as picture messaging, ringtones, games and other services have already gained a foothold in Taiwan. At Qualcomm, we feel that the introduction of new technologies that support higher data transmission rates will open the door for even more advanced services such as LBS, live video transmissions and music and video downloads. Qualcomm is committed to helping the Taiwanese mobile industry reach this next stage.”
“The value and success of mobile application services are evident in neighboring countries such as Japan and Korea. III, as an organization that promotes ICT and digital content, is determined to bring that value to our local market and improve technologies for the wireless industry in Taiwan,” said Dr. Ke, president for III. “We expect downloadable wireless applications and services, such as those developed for the BREW solution, to enhance the value of digital content services in Taiwan and provide consumers with more choices as well as new market opportunities for Taiwan's wireless industry.”
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 delivery system that enables the distribution 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 solution can make the wireless visions of innovative companies a reality.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 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 and the BREW solution are 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.