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Qualcomm Signs Partnership with Yokogawa Digital Computer Corp.

– September 16, 1998 – SAN DIEGO -- September 16, 1998 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced a partnership with Yokogawa Digital Computer Corporation (YDC), a leading emulator company and well-recognized leader in the Japanese market. Under the agreement, YDC is developing a new diagnostics solution for Qualcomm's fifth-generation MSM3000™ IS-95-B Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) baseband modem chipset. Beginning later this month, YDC will offer its Advanced In-Circuit Emulator (ADViCE®) for Qualcomm's MSM3000 chip.

Advanced In-Circuit Emulators are full-featured, premium quality development systems with state-of-the-art software and hardware debugging capabilities. YDC's ADViCE offers proven, reliable operation and an unmatched feature set for efficient product development and testing.

Qualcomm recently introduced the MSM3000 fifth-generation, single-chip Mobile Station Modem (MSM®). This new low-power chipset and software solution enables design of small-form factor handsets with very long stand-by times and much higher data-rate services. It is the first single-chip baseband solution for any cellular or PCS standard to enable data speeds up to 86.4 kbps. Together, Qualcomm's MSM3000 chip, IFT3000/IFR3000 and RF front end, constitute the system hardware necessary for an IS-95-A or IS-95-B CDMA compliant handset. Samples of the MSM3000 chip began shipping on schedule in July 1998.

"We are pleased to be working closely with YDC to offer CDMA customers a powerful tool to enhance the development and testing of the MSM3000 chipset," said Mr. Johan Lodenius, vice president of marketing for Qualcomm's ASIC Division. "This partnership allows us to reduce our customers' handset development time through YDC's state of the art development and debugging tools tailored to Qualcomm's chipset solutions."

YDC's ADViCE for Qualcomm's MSM3000 chip was designed for the demanding mobile communications market. It offers a reliable development environment for Qualcomm's MSM3000 chip with unique software and hardware testing capabilities assuring ADViCE users an advanced and full-featured emulation. In addition, the emulator runs at the full speed of the CPU and connects directly to Qualcomm's reference design platform allowing a complete solution for software coding, debugging and integration.

Mr. Chiharu Takei, division manager, ADViCE Division, YDC Corp. said, "Yokogawa's ADViCE solution provides the most robust real-time debug, test and evaluation system for Qualcomm's MSM3000 chipset. It offers design teams unmatched software and hardware debugging capabilities. We are confident that our partnership with Qualcomm will bring tremendous benefits to CDMA customers."

Headquartered in Fuchu-shi, Tokyo Japan, YDC provides solutions in four ranges of market fields: Microcomputer Development Environment Business, providing ADViCE emulator, microVIEW-G® source level debuggers for 8, 16, 32-bit microprocessors and microcontorollers; CAE/CAD/PDM solution Business for integrated engineering, designing and data management system products; Network Computing Business, Internet, intranet and groupware solutions including the network management system, network security, network equipment; and Systems Integration Business, solutions for various fields such as manufacturing, financing and distribution services based on real-time processing, networking and database technologies. Further information is available at the company's website athttp://www.ydc.co.jp.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., 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 athttp://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 products, 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 28, 1997 and most recent Form 10-Q.

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