Press Release

Qualcomm Adds New CDMA RFIC Devices to ASIC Product Family

Feb 23, 1998ATLANTA

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 two new Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits(RFICs), the U1000 Wideband Upconverter and the U1100 Dual-band Upconverter. Designed as part of Qualcomm's growing family of CDMA RFIC solutions, these devices are optimized for use in the transmit section of dual-mode Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular or Personal Communications Services (PCS) handset applications.

The U1000 and U1100 are monolithic upconverters for the Cellular and PCS frequency band operating frequencies. Both devices feature an RF output range that covers cellular and PCS frequencies used to translate the transmit Intermediate Frequency (IF) up to the associated RF output. Their RF output performance has been specifically characterized over the cellular frequency band, U.S. PCS frequency band (1900 MHz) and the Korean PCS frequency band (1800 MHz). In addition, the U1100 Dual-band Upconverter includes two selectable RF outputs to accommodate dual-band/dual-mode CDMA phone applications for operation between the PCS band and the cellular FM band.

The upconverters also feature low Local Oscillator (LO) power requirements and guaranteed performance over a supply voltage of 2.7 V to 3.78 V. Built to meet the demanding transmit specifications for CDMA phone requirements, the U1000 and U1100 achieve excellent RF performance parameters including adjacent Channel Power Rejection (ACPR) and Noise Figure. The U1000 and U1100 include all input/output impedance matching on-chip, and are packaged in a eight-lead Small Outline Integrated Circuit (SOIC) plastic package.

Device samples and evaluation boards are expected to be available in March, with production quantities expected in May 1998.

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 CDMA wireless communications systems and products, the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services) 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 and commercial implementation of the Company's products, 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-Q.

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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.