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Qualcomm Appoints David J. McDowell to Senior Vice President Of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

– July 22, 1999 – SAN DIEGO -- July 22, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the appointment of David J. McDowell to senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Qualcomm Consumer Products. This adds the Consumer Products marketing responsibilities to his previous role as senior vice president of sales.

"Dave's extensive industry experience, and sales and marketing expertise will drive continued growth for Qualcomm's consumer products," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of Qualcomm Consumer Products. "Combining sales and marketing unifies Qualcomm's consumer outreaches and strengthens our product and brand recognition as the leading CDMA handset manufacturer with both carriers and their customers."

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 and marketing management expertise.

McDowell joined Qualcomm in 1996 as vice president of sales for Qualcomm's Consumer Products Division. In August 1997 he was promoted to senior vice president. 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 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 and an M.A. in Finance from Blaricum University in the Netherlands.

Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA phones; integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is a FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq 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 timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on 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 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.

Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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