Press Release

Melton Truck Lines Replaces Existing Mobile Communications System with OmniTRACS

Mar 10, 1997SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) today announced that Tulsa, Okla.-based Melton Truck Lines will convert its existing mobile communications system to Qualcomm's OmniTRACS® system. Initial installation of 380 of the 500 OmniTRACS units, including SensorTRACS® driver performance monitoring, has begun.

"We believe Qualcomm is the industry leader with the best product on the market," stated Russ Elliott, director of operations for Melton. "The additional features Qualcomm has to offer, like SensorTRACS, will add to the basic mobile communications package and will provide more information than our current system. With Qualcomm's excellent track record and its emphasis on continually improving its product offerings, we look forward to putting OmniTRACS to work for us."

A company that places a strong emphasis on customer service, Melton carries a 99.6 percent on-time record and is available to its customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. "We made the decision over a year ago to purchase a mobile communications system because we knew it would aid in our ability to provide top notch customer service," stated Elliott.

"The decision to switch to Qualcomm came when we realized that the OmniTRACS system is a very driver and customer friendly system that would do far more than just improve customer service-it would improve our entire operation. We expect to benefit greatly from Qualcomm's technology."

"The use of basic mobile communications is becoming increasingly common," stated John Sarto, president of Qualcomm's OmniTRACS division. "But separating yourselves from the competition by providing more than just communications and position reports is the true challenge. We look forward to working with Melton and fulfilling its communications needs as well as improving its operational efficiencies."

Qualcomm is the world's leading provider of satellite communications, tracking and information management solutions to the trucking industry. Qualcomm has sold more than 185,000 OmniTRACS units worldwide, with systems operating in the United States, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia and Korea.

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 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, 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 and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, 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 28, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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