Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it would extend Microsoft's “Live Anywhere” vision onto the BREW® platform. This collaboration supports Microsoft's recent commitment to provide a unified gaming universe spanning multiple devices and platforms, currently including MSN Games, Xbox Live - including Xbox Live Arcade, MSN Messenger, Windows Operating System and soon to mobile devices. Today, at the BREW 2006 Conference in San Diego, Microsoft and Qualcomm will provide a glimpse into the integrated, high-quality, mobile gaming experience to come on the BREW platform.
Announced by Bill Gates at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft's “Live Anywhere” vision puts consumers at the center of an always-on world where games, digital entertainment and friends are always accessible through a consistent gaming interface - regardless if the game is being played on the Xbox 360, on MSN Games, on a BREW handset or on other platforms and devices. Mobile devices will play a fundamental role in Microsoft's vision, not only as a gaming device, but also as a platform for its gaming communities to communicate and interact.
As one of the leading platforms for mobile gaming, Qualcomm's BREW solution will play a critical role in this initiative. It supports the latest mobile handsets operating on high-speed networks that allow for the download of graphically impressive, high-performance 2D and 3D games, and it provides a proven global revenue-generating ecosystem for publishers and developers. Microsoft's “Live Anywhere” vision will be brought to life for the multitudes of mobile gamers on BREW handsets by leveraging the power of Qualcomm's uiOne™ and deliveryOne™ technologies, and by working with the key players in the global wireless value chain that support BREW - consisting of operators, handset manufacturers, publishers and developers.
“Mobile is a proven and compelling gaming platform and a natural extension of our vision for a seamless and unified gaming experience for our game players of all skill levels and across all platforms,” said Chris Early, studio manager, Microsoft Casual Games. “We're excited to work with Qualcomm to extend the Live Anywhere vision onto the BREW gaming platform - helping to provide on-the-go access for our gaming communities at anytime, anywhere.”
“Qualcomm has long been an evangelist of the value of cross-platform design in games, so it's great to see Microsoft, the company behind powerful game platforms and popular game content, articulate their vision for cross-platform gaming and focus on the key role mobile devices play,” said Bob Briggs, senior vice president and general manager of BREW for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Microsoft is once again demonstrating their leadership in the games industry by helping to elevate interactive entertainment to the next level - and we're happy to be a part of it.”
For those BREW 2006 Conference attendees interested in more information, Early will give a presentation entitled, “What Microsoft's 'Live Anywhere' Vision Means for Mobile Games,” on Thursday, June 1 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. PDT at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
BREW game developers will have a wide range of opportunities to reach millions of casual gamers via Microsoft's low barrier-to-entry gaming platforms. For developer inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Publishers and developers can also visit www.brewgaming.com for more information on BREW Gaming.
The BREW solution drives the discovery and delivery of data services. BREW customers can benefit from several offerings which include: uiOne for rich, integrated and dynamic user experiences with fast access to high revenue services on wireless devices; deliveryOne for differentiated and tightly integrated, operator-managed support and delivery of advanced wireless data content and services; and marketOne™ for a quick-to-market, hosted, scalable content delivery service that includes media titles, flexible management and monetization, content provider settlement and business intelligence services. Qualcomm offers this comprehensive set of BREW offerings to meet the distinct needs of companies delivering mobile products and services around the world.
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 2006 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.