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Qualcomm Signs CDMA Subscriber License With Kenwood Corporation

– July 08, 1996 – SAN DIEGO - July 8, 1996 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) todayannounced that it has signed a multi-million dollar license agreement withKenwood Corporation of Tokyo. Under terms of the agreement, Kenwood hasbeen granted a worldwide, royalty-bearing license to manufacture and sellCode Division Multiple Access (CDMA) subscriber products based on IS-95.

"As a long-time leader in consumer electronics and communicationsequipment, Kenwood will be a respected supplier of CDMA handsets to theglobal wireless market," said Qualcomm President Harvey White. "They areespecially well-equipped to meet the coming demand for CDMA products inJapan, the second largest wireless market in the world. We look forward toa long and mutually rewarding relationship."

"CDMA offers many advantages over other technologies, and appears to be thedigital wireless technology platform of the future, not only in Japan, butall over the world," said Kenwood Corporation President Makoto Oka.

"In developing our CDMA handsets, we will create dual-mode (analog/digital)phones that translate these technological advantages into real customerbenefits, including better sound quality, less power consumption and longeroperating times," said Takeshi Kido, R&D managing director for KenwoodCorporation. "We also believe that CDMA is the best technology to supporthigh-bandwidth applications, including 64 kbps operation for ISDN networks.We hope to extend the use of CDMA into multimedia and other high-bandwidthapplications."

With a skyrocketing subscriber base that doubled to over 10 million userslast year, Japan is one of the fastest-growing wireless markets in theworld. While several different wireless technologies are commerciallyavailable in Japan, rapidly increasing usage has led to concerns aboutovercrowded spectrum. CDMA is widely recognized as the best solution tothis problem.

Since its establishment in December 1946, Kenwood Corporation has stressedadvanced technologies as the means to provide customers with the best inhome audio and car audio products, test and measuring instruments, andtelephone and communications equipment (amateur and land mobile). Thecompany is involved in research and development of advanced newtechnologies in digital signal processing, mobile communications, digitalaudio broadcasting and other areas. As part of the Company's strategicworldwide vision, Kenwood operates production bases in Singapore, Malaysia,China, France and Mexico, and is now adding new production bases anddistribution resources in other countries.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets,licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based onits proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primaryproduct areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based,mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other company products include theEudora Pro electronic mail software, VLSI components, and communicationsequipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, change in economicconditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the otherrisks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, includingthe report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 1995 and mostrecent Form 10-Qs.

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OmniTRACS is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.Globalstar is a trademark of Globalstar, L.P.Eudora is a registered trademark of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, licensed to Qualcomm Incorporated.

SAN DIEGO - July 8, 1996 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) todayannounced that it has signed a multi-million dollar license agreement withKenwood Corporation of Tokyo. Under terms of the agreement, Kenwood hasbeen granted a worldwide, royalty-bearing license to manufacture and sellCode Division Multiple Access (CDMA) subscriber products based on IS-95.

"As a long-time leader in consumer electronics and communicationsequipment, Kenwood will be a respected supplier of CDMA handsets to theglobal wireless market," said Qualcomm President Harvey White. "They areespecially well-equipped to meet the coming demand for CDMA products inJapan, the second largest wireless market in the world. We look forward toa long and mutually rewarding relationship."

"CDMA offers many advantages over other technologies, and appears to be thedigital wireless technology platform of the future, not only in Japan, butall over the world," said Kenwood Corporation President Makoto Oka.

"In developing our CDMA handsets, we will create dual-mode (analog/digital)phones that translate these technological advantages into real customerbenefits, including better sound quality, less power consumption and longeroperating times," said Takeshi Kido, R&D managing director for KenwoodCorporation. "We also believe that CDMA is the best technology to supporthigh-bandwidth applications, including 64 kbps operation for ISDN networks.We hope to extend the use of CDMA into multimedia and other high-bandwidthapplications."

With a skyrocketing subscriber base that doubled to over 10 million userslast year, Japan is one of the fastest-growing wireless markets in theworld. While several different wireless technologies are commerciallyavailable in Japan, rapidly increasing usage has led to concerns aboutovercrowded spectrum. CDMA is widely recognized as the best solution tothis problem.

Since its establishment in December 1946, Kenwood Corporation has stressedadvanced technologies as the means to provide customers with the best inhome audio and car audio products, test and measuring instruments, andtelephone and communications equipment (amateur and land mobile). Thecompany is involved in research and development of advanced newtechnologies in digital signal processing, mobile communications, digitalaudio broadcasting and other areas. As part of the Company's strategicworldwide vision, Kenwood operates production bases in Singapore, Malaysia,China, France and Mexico, and is now adding new production bases anddistribution resources in other countries.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets,licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based onits proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primaryproduct areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based,mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other company products include theEudora Pro electronic mail software, VLSI components, and communicationsequipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, change in economicconditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the otherrisks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, includingthe report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 1995 and mostrecent Form 10-Qs.

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