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Qualcomm Recognized as Having One of the Top Leadership Development Programs in North America

– September 06, 2005 – Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it has been ranked seventh in having a "Top Leadership Development Program in North America" for 2005 by Leadership Excellence magazine.

Among the reasons Qualcomm was selected were its leadership development strategy and emphasis on global leadership, creative thinking and innovation. In addition, Qualcomm stood out among the nearly 500 applicants because of its attention to developing and sustaining leaders at all levels. The Company was also recognized for its broad involvement across the businesses and the take-home value of programs.

"Qualcomm has an outstanding leadership development program," said Ken Shelton, CEO of Executive Excellence and author of Beyond Counterfeit Leadership. "Leaders attain the goals of the company as a result of a well-designed program aligned with vision and strategy. Employees are encouraged to use their leadership skills and abilities to make their communities better places to live and work. We want to recognize those individuals and organizations that take seriously the art of developing leaders."

"It is an honor to be recognized for having one of the best leadership development programs in North America," said Anne Walker, director of executive and leadership development for Qualcomm. "We are committed to providing the very best leadership development opportunities to our leaders."

This prestigious award recognizes the best programs and practices, based on seven crucial areas for leadership: vision/mission; involvement and participation; measurement and accountability; design, content and curriculum; presenters, presentations and delivery; take-home value for participants; and outreach and outcomes of the programs and products.

Other companies recognized this year include Caterpillar University, General Electric, Proctor & Gamble, 3M, McDonald's, Simonton Windows, Capital One, Motorola University, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Best Buy and Home Depot.

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 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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