Qualcomm Government Technologies Extends Software Security With Cryptographic Extension...

Thu May 29, 2008 7:30am EDT

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Qualcomm Government Technologies Extends Software Security With Cryptographic
Extension for BREW

SAN DIEGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated
(Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless
technologies and data solutions, today announced its Cryptographic Extension
for BREW(R).  The extension provides an advanced cryptographic library to
enhance security for wireless applications developed using BREW.
    This extension is the only NIST FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic module
available for the BREW solution.  BREW developers have always had access to
powerful cryptography algorithms and secure loading of signed applications
inherit to the BREW solution itself; this extension expands the base platform
to include NIST certified algorithm implementations.  Additionally, the
extension uses advanced libraries from Certicom Corporation to support the
full set of Suite B algorithms, including AES and elliptic curve key exchange
    "The NIST certified extension is available to developers looking to
produce applications for the federal government, public safety, first
responders and anyone else needing a FIPS 140-2 compliant platform," said
Diane Winchell, senior director of product management for Qualcomm Government
Technologies.  "We are proud to make such a strong solution available to
developers in need of NIST level security."
    Qualcomm Government Technologies leverages Qualcomm's wireless expertise,
innovative technologies and vast industry reach to provide capabilities and
services that enable our government customers to realize significant
technology gains and excellence in mission performance.
    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 2008 FORTUNE 500(R)
company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) 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 extent and speed to which BREW is 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 30,
2007, and most recent Form 10-Q.
    Qualcomm and BREW are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.  All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    Qualcomm Contacts:
    Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications
    Phone:  1-858-845-5959
    Email:  corpcomm@qualcomm.com

    John Gilbert, Investor Relations
    Phone:  1-858-658-4813
    Email:  ir@qualcomm.com

SOURCE  Qualcomm Incorporated

Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications, +1-858-845-5959,
corpcomm@qualcomm.com, or John Gilbert, Investor Relations, +1-858-658-4813,
ir@qualcomm.com, all of Qualcomm
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