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QUALCOMM Announces Java Support for MSM Chipsets
QUALCOMM Announces Java Support for MSM Chipsets

(March 17, 2003) - QUALCOMM Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. have entered an agreement to develop and distribute J2ME Platform virtual machine technologies. These J2ME technologies will be compatible with select QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets, the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) Application Programming Interface (BREWapi) and system software for wireless devices.

Support for J2ME will allow preexisting Java applications to run on select QCT MSM chipsets, beginning with members of the 6xxx family of chipset solutions, and will have optimized performance through the use of the MSM's Launchpad suite of multimedia and other advanced technologies. Support for the Java runtime environment will also make QCT's chipsets compatible with other Java technology-compliant devices.

Along with QUALCOMM's existing development platform, BREWapi, J2ME support will allow QUALCOMM to offer handset manufacturers and developers around the world a broad range of solutions that will enable them to develop state-of-the-art embedded wireless applications more quickly and easily. The J2ME solution from QCT will be built entirely on the MSM chipset's BREWapi software layer. The Java runtime environment can be incorporated into phones in a consistent manner either by being statically loaded into the phone's system software by QCT, or by being dynamically downloaded over the air by carriers into QCT's MSM-enabled handsets.

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