Press Release

Qualcomm Promotes Mark Epstein to Senior Vice President of Development

Nov 24, 1997SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the promotion of Dr. Mark Epstein to senior vice president of Development. Dr. Epstein leads Qualcomm's international standards activities and develops inter-corporate relationships in support of the Company's next generation wireless products.

"Mark Epstein has been a critical part of our international development and global success," said Harvey White, president of Qualcomm. "We are pleased to acknowledge Mark's outstanding achievements and look forward to his continuing leadership and contribution to our international standards activities."

Dr. Epstein's extensive background in electronic research and development includes over 30 years in the communications industry. Dr. Epstein joined Qualcomm in 1986 as vice president of development. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he served as the Deputy for Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence in the office of the Secretary of the U.S. Army, where he was responsible for the U.S. Army's communications, surveillance, electronic warfare and intelligence systems. In this position, he successfully revitalized the Army's leadership role and operational focus on electronics programs. Dr. Epstein also held senior operations and management positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Computer Sciences Corporation and Northrop Corporation. Dr. Epstein received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford 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 28, 1997 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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