Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of wireless technologies, products and services, today announced that the ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) around the Company’s Gobi™ 3G/4G connectivity platform is continuing to expand. More than 100 ISVs are now developing a wide variety of software for the enterprise, including applications that deliver enhanced data protection and security for Gobi-equipped notebooks, real-time cost control for employees’ data usage, location-based services and more. The software products allow companies to manage their mobility deployments proactively by gathering real-time data, location and analytics from their Gobi-enabled devices to better predict and control their telecom expenses.
At the Gartner Wireless, Networking & Communications Summit in San Diego, Qualcomm will host a session entitled “Expanding Connectivity: Gobi Anywhere” on Monday, April 19 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., where executives will discuss key business services and products being delivered through the Gobi software ecosystem. Qualcomm’s exhibit at the event will feature demonstrations of software running on commercially available notebooks.
“Qualcomm’s Gobi connectivity technology has broad reach across the laptop and mobile device spaces, presenting a unique opportunity for ISVs to bring compelling and valuable applications to market,” said Barry Matsumori, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are very excited about the software products available now and coming soon.”
The Gobi platform features integrated connectivity and GPS capabilities, enabling ISVs to develop a wide range of software products that solve real-world enterprise problems. Companies such as Absolute Software, Airpatrol, Anomalous Networks, DeLorme Software, Fiberlink, iPass, Tangoe and Trellia are currently developing solutions for mobile device management, cost control, asset tracking, security and more.
Software vendors interested in learning more about the Gobi API can download additional information at www.gobianywhere.com/sdk.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit Qualcomm around the Web:
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 modem chipsets on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA and other wireless connectivity technologies are deployed, the extent and speed to which the Gobi product family is commercially available and adopted, the extent and speed to which additional market segments develop for the Gobi solution, the timely and successful development of enabling software enhancements for select MDM chipsets, 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 27, 2009, and most recent Form 10-Q.