Press Release

Qualcomm Recognizes Outstanding Performance of its Suppliers

Apr 1, 1998SAN DIEGO

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

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) recognized ten of its suppliers with outstanding performance awards at Qualcomm's 1998 Key Supplier Conference here last month.

Qualcomm awarded the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award to eight companies that demonstrated the highest combined delivery, quality and customer service in their respective category throughout 1997. Award recipients included Alcatel Telspace, Arrow Electronics, Everest Custom Enclosures, Excel, IBM Microelectronics, Kemet Electronics, Parron Hall & Office Interiors and TDI Batteries.

Qualcomm honored Western Fasteners with the Special Contribution Award for demonstrating extraordinary performance and exemplifying the spirit of a partnership through attitude and support. Qualcomm presented Philips Semiconductor with the Pursuit of Excellence Award for demonstrating the highest percentage improvement in delivery, quality and customer service throughout 1997.

"Qualcomm is proud to recognize the efforts of its suppliers," said Ted Walker, senior manager of procurement for Qualcomm. "They have exemplified a true strategic partnership with Qualcomm by excelling in quality, providing superior delivery performance and delivering products at the lowest overall cost."

All of Qualcomm's suppliers were invited to attend a one-day conference with senior executives, during which they received Key Supplier Appreciation Awards for their support and achievement in 1997.

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

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