Press Release

Qualcomm Names David J. McDowellVice President of Sales for Subscriber Products

Sep 19, 1996SAN DIEGO

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 19, 1996 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) todayannounced the appointment of David J. McDowell to the newly createdposition of vice president of sales for the Company's Subscriber Productsgroup.

David McDowell is chartered with managing existing customers, as well asdeveloping business and channel opportunities for Qualcomm's subscriberproducts based on the Company's Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)technology. Mr. McDowell will be responsible for global sales ofQualcomm's broadening CDMA product line, including cellular and PCSportables, wireless local loop, as well as support and data products.

"Dave McDowell possesses all of the qualities needed to maintain ourcurrent growth and market position as the world's leading supplier of CDMAcellular, PCS and wireless local loop phones," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs,senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm's Subscriber Productsgroup. "He brings both technical marketing expertise, as well as retailsales and international experience - all of which are pertinent to ourbusiness strategy. We welcome Dave to Qualcomm and look forward to ourcombined success."

David McDowell has been in the wireless industry for over a decade, havingheld high-level positions at Hughes Network Systems, NoveAtel, JRC and,most recently, at Siemens. Previously, he held management positions atComputerland Europe and IBM Corporation. Mr. McDowell holds B.A. degreesin both political science and economics. In addition,Mr. McDowell attendedthe Blarcum International Management school in Holland.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets,licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based onits proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primaryproduct areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based,mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include theEudora Pro electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communicationsequipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visitthe Company's web site at

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, change in economicconditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the otherrisks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, includingthe report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 1995 and mostrecent Form 10-Qs.


OmniTRACS is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstaris a trademark of Globalstar, L.P. Eudora is a registered trademark of theUniversity of Illinois Board of Trustees, licensed to QualcommIncorporated.