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Qualcomm Announces Promotion of Two Key Executives in its Subscriber Products Division

– August 25, 1997 – Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM:NASDAQ) today announced the appointments of David J. McDowell to senior vice president of sales and Jeffrey K. Belk to vice president of marketing for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. McDowell and Belk will continue to report to Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of the division.

"Dave McDowell's extensive sales and business development expertise has been demonstrated by his outstanding contributions to the Subscriber Products Division," said Jacobs. "Jeff Belk's strong marketing leadership is evidenced by his successful marketing programs and his creative and progressive approach to the branding of Qualcomm's subscriber products. We are pleased to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of these two key players in the division and look forward to their continued leadership."

McDowell's extensive background in worldwide sales and business development includes over 10 years of senior telecommunications management and more than 20 years of high technology sales management expertise. McDowell joined Qualcomm in 1996 as vice president of sales for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. Prior to joining Qualcomm, McDowell served as chief operating officer of Japan Radio Company, Inc. (JRC), where he successfully led the company to expand into the consumer analog cellular, GPS module and cellular fixed station markets. Previously he served as president and COO of NovAtel and as vice president of subscriber products for Hughes Network Systems, where he was responsible for Hughes' entry into the digital cellular market. McDowell also served as managing director for ComputerLand, Europe and began his career at IBM Canada and IBM World Trade Corporation. McDowell holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey Belk brings over 14 years of experience in worldwide high technology marketing and sales management to his new position. At Qualcomm, Belk has led the planning and development of successful worldwide marketing efforts for the Company's CDMA digital phones. Under Belk's direction, the Subscriber Products Division of Qualcomm launched an innovative, multi-million dollar advertising campaign in the U.S. and developed strategies for global product branding efforts. Prior to joining Qualcomm in early 1994, Belk served as director of sales and marketing for Pulse Spectrum, where he began his career in digital wireless communications. Over a ten-year span with Proxima Corporation, a leading manufacturer of multimedia projection devices, Belk held several sales and marketing management positions in the U.S. and Europe, including national distribution manager, product marketing manager and area sales manager for Western Europe. Belk holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.

Qualcomm's family of CDMA digital phones includes the new CDMA digital 1900 MHz PCS Q™ phone, the world's first palm-sized CDMA phone; the QPC series of CDMA digital handsets including the QCP-2700, the first 1900 MHz CDMA digital/800 MHz analog dual-band, dual-mode phone; and the QCT series of fixed wireless phones. The hallmarks of every Qualcomm CDMA digital phone include exceptionally clear voice quality, enhanced privacy, fewer dropped calls and longer talk and stand-by times.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipmenton a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, 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 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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