Press Release

Power On Software Purchases Now Utilities from Qualcomm

SAN DIEGO, CA - August 5, 1998 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM),today announced the Company's agreement to sell Now Utilities®, a powerfulsuite of file and system utilities software designed for the Macintosh®platform, to Power On Software, Inc., a leader in the development ofworld-class utilities software. Power On will acquire responsibility forall sales and support of Now Utilities. Now Utilities was one of severalproducts acquired by Qualcomm from Now Software in November, 1997.

"Qualcomm is committed to the Macintosh community, and we are extremelypleased that Power On will now offer this key utilities application totheir customers," said Randy Salo, director of Eudora® Product LineManagement for Qualcomm Consumer Products.

"Now Utilities extends the breadth of our product line and provides ourcustomers with award-winning utilities software," said Robert Leeds,director of business development for Power On Software. "We are delightedwith this agreement and look forward to offering Now Utilities to ourcustomer base, along with our next generation of system enhancements."

Power On Software, Inc., is headquartered in Sherrodsville, Ohio, and hasadditional offices in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. Power On isdedicated to bringing professional quality products to the commercial,education, and home computer markets. Their team of experienced industryveterans has contributed significant development efforts to Now Utilities®,All Right Utilities by CSG, Inc., and Speed Doubler® by Connectix. PowerOn's development team also developed the Ziff Net/Mac utilities WünderBarand Dragon Drop. Other company products include On Guard™, LAN Commander®and Screen To Screen®. For more information about Power On products andtechnologies, please visit the Company's web site at

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets,licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based onits proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primaryproduct areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based,mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include theEudora Pro® electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communicationsequipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visitthe Company's web site at

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