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Qualcomm Announces Finalists for Fourth Annual 3G A-List Awards

Diverse Public, Private and Non-Profit Entities to be Honored for Innovative and Successful Commercial Deployment of Enterprise Wireless Data Solutions Based on 3G CDMA Standards

– August 29, 2006 – Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the finalists for the fourth annual 3G A-List Awards, which recognize innovative and successful commercial deployments of enterprise wireless data solutions based on 3G CDMA standards. After receiving nominations from a diverse roster of companies, public agencies and non-profit organizations, Qualcomm has selected 22 finalists that exemplify operational efficiency using 3G CDMA. The winning solutions in each category will be unveiled during a private reception on Tuesday, September 12th during the CTIA Wireless I.T.® & Entertainment 2006 conference in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Qualcomm, the 3G A-List Awards program honors outstanding wireless implementations that demonstrate innovation, creativity, overall positive business impact and how the winning company or organization exceeded business objectives by introducing higher return on investment, reducing operating expenses or increasing customer satisfaction.

The 2006 3G A-List Awards finalists include:

  • Business Innovation, Technical Innovation, Embedded Deployment, International Pioneer and Best of Show:
    • Global Care Quest
    • GE Consumer and Industrial
    • Wound Technology Network
    • Joycomm Technology
    • Broadcast Microwave Services
  • Small Company (fewer than 100 employees):
    • WCM Investment Management
    • ROAM I.T.
    • Ecast
  • Medium Company (101 to 5,000 employees):
    • GBC
    • Tennant Company
    • Golden State Overnight
  • Large Company (more than 5,000 employees):
    • Cox Communications
    • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Government or Public Agency:
    • Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
    • United States Navy
  • Non-Profit Organization:
    • Verde Valley Guidance Clinic
    • Burners Without Borders
    • TideWell Hospice
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Implementation:
    • Shea Homes
    • Best Buy
  • UMTS/HSDPA Implementation:
    • HSBC
    • FTI Consulting

“The 3G A-List Awards recognize those companies that have truly embraced 3G CDMA services and technology to streamline their day-to-day operations,” said Kristin Taylor, senior director of enterprise business development for Qualcomm. “The 2006 finalists have demonstrated particularly enviable success in using 3G CDMA-based mobile broadband to achieve their business objectives, reach critical price point goals and improve overall customer service.”

Last year, Qualcomm presented awards to nine companies for their successful deployment of 3G CDMA-based mobile enterprise solutions. More information about past recipients and their winning solutions may be found at: http://www.3galist.com/winners.html. Award inquiries may be directed by email to 3galist@qualcomm.com or by phone to the awards hotline at +1 888 888 8101.

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 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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