Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Availability of "CDMA Concepts" Interactive CD-ROM forTraining

May 14, 1997SAN DIEGO

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

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the availability of its first interactive multimedia training product based on CD-ROM for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology called "CDMA Concepts".

"CDMA Concepts provides our licensees, customers, service operators—virtually anyone—with a basic understanding of CDMA's principles and benefits in a simple, easy-to-use CD-ROM," said Bob Roth, director of CDMA University for Qualcomm.

"CDMA Concepts" offers users over five hours of instruction on CDMA principles, benefits, and forward and reverse traffic channel generation. The courseware conveys difficult topics using rich three-dimensional graphics and animation. Material is presented in three levels of technical depth making it well suited for the novice while still offering a challenge to experts. Tests are provided for each lesson and student progress can be tracked via the resident Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) module.

CDMA Concepts is the solution for anyone wanting to learn about CDMA technology at their own pace from the convenience of their own computer. It is ideal for the individual or fits easily into the corporate training center. CDMA Concepts was developed by the training staff at Qualcomm's CDMA University, which was established to provide students with an understanding of CDMA.

"In spite of the growing desire for more and better CDMA training in our industry, the rapid deployment of this technology prevents many from attending the traditional classroom instruction they desperately need," Roth said. "CDMA Concepts satisfies this need. We are very excited about the product."

"CDMA Concepts" is available for previewing and ordering on-line at or send e-mail to [email protected] for more information or call (800) 266-2362 and select option 4. The CD-ROM sells for $195 per disk, but volume quantity discounts are available.

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, 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

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Qualcomm, OmniTRACS and Eudora are registered trademarks and Eudora Pro is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.