Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that the BREW 2005 Developers Conference - India will be held on October 26-27, at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. The theme for the first annual conference in India is "BREW for Success," a key focus of the event for the ways in which the BREW solution helps drive success for every member of the value chain, including operators, handset manufacturers, publishers and developers.
The Indian BREW conference will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to understand the potential of the BREW solution and gain valuable insight into the wireless data industry. The event includes a distinguished line-up of speakers from the global wireless industry who will highlight advancements and opportunities in the areas of mobile gaming, customizable user interfaces, multimedia, mobile messaging, business applications and more.
The conference will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with technical overviews on the BREW solution. Kanwalinder Singh, president of Qualcomm India and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, October 27 followed by presentations from international operators including KDDI in Japan, and Tata Teleservices and Reliance Infocomm Limited in India. Dr. Nimish Shrivastava, president of eMbience, will be speaking about his experiences on publishing applications worldwide. Each session has been designed to address the unique needs and challenges of the Indian market and will offer insider tips on how publishers and developers in India can be successful with the BREW solution. Specific conference tracks will include BREW for Gaming, BREW for Entertainment as well as Video and Multimedia.
"We're excited to host our first BREW conference in India. With earnings for BREW publishers and developers worldwide topping $350 million, the BREW solution has made the promise of success a reality," said Singh. "We hope that this year's event will pave the way for members of the Indian wireless data industry to continue to come together and identify new ways to be successful with the BREW solution."
Vishal Gupta, director of product technologies with Qualcomm India added, "The BREW solution's success with international operators such as KDDI as well as local operators Reliance and Tata has proven how the BREW solution can be leveraged to create innovative applications, successfully generate revenue and drive the delivery of wireless data worldwide. This event will provide the perfect forum for all members of the wireless value chain to come together and find new ways to leverage BREW products and services for the benefit of their business."
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 systems 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.