Press Release

Qualcomm Promotes Don Schrock to President, ASIC Products Division

Citing tremendous growth and success in the development of the Company's Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASICs) business, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the promotion of Don Schrock to president of the division.

"Under Don Schrock's leadership, the ASIC Products Division has posted record sales, introduced new products and identified new markets in becoming the industry leader in CDMA designs," said Harvey White, president of Qualcomm. "We are pleased to acknowledge Don's outstanding achievements and look forward to his continued leadership."

Schrock joined Qualcomm in 1996 as corporate vice president and assumed leadership of the ASIC Products Division in August 1996. Schrock's extensive background includes more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Schrock served as group vice president and division manager of Hughes' Microelectronics Division. Schrock also held senior operations and general management positions at Motorola Semiconductor, Burr-Brown Corporation and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Schrock holds a bachelors of science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a masters of science in electrical engineering and advanced business administration from Arizona State University.

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

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, 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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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.