Press Release

Qualcomm Announces the QCM Series of CDMA Digital Phone Modules

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the new Qualcomm QCM series of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital phone modules. The new series includes the QCM-800, an 800 MHz dual mode CDMA digital/analog module and the QCM-1900, a 1900 MHz CDMA digital Personal Communications Service (PCS) module. The QCM series of CDMA modules, now available, will assist new manufacturers in dramatically reducing their product development and test cycles by providing an all-in-one production-ready solution.

"The introduction of the new QCM series of CDMA digital products is evidence of Qualcomm's commitment to further the development of CDMA solutions world wide," said Gina Lombardi, vice president of product development and product management for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "Through our QCM modules, Qualcomm is able to transfer its proven technological, design and manufacturing expertise and deliver proven solutions that will help others to quickly and inexpensively bring their own CDMA digital products to market."

The QCM phone modules deliver all of the benefits of Qualcomm's CDMA digital technology, including superior voice quality, greater security, fewer dropped calls and greatly reduced interference and background noise. The modules provide a fast, affordable platform for the development of CMDA digital products and include standard interfaces for easy implementation. The QCM series will follow Qualcomm's product innovations in future generations and will support both voice and data applications. The form factor of the modules are extremely compact, approximately the size of a Type III PCMCIA card. The QCM-800 module is compliant with the IS-95A standard and the QCM-1900 is compliant with the ANSI J-Std-008 standard.

Headquartered in San Diego, 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 Qualcomm Announces New QCM Series CDMA Phone Modules 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 at

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, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, 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 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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