SAN DIEGO November 25, 1998 Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), pioneerand world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wirelesstechnology, today announced that PC Computing magazine, the Ziff-Davis(NASDAQ: ZD) publication for technology-focused business professionals, hasawarded Qualcomm's Q™ phone the prestigious 1998 Most Valuable Product(MVP) award in the Digital Office Business Tools division for Best CellPhone. Qualcomm's Q phone triumphed over the other category finalists,including Motorola's StarTAC 6500 and Samsung's SCH 2000.
"We are extremely proud to have Qualcomm's Q phone recognized as the 'BestCell Phone' by PC Computing," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president ofQualcomm Consumer Products. "The Q phone's unique design and performancecapabilities represent the future of wireless communications: superiorvoice quality and usability enhanced by the power of advanced wirelessservices, including Internet access, short messaging and paging all in onesleek, palm-sized package."
"The 1998 MVP Award winners reflect the most exciting industry trends we'reseeing today," said Wendy Taylor, PC Computing magazine editor. "Thewinners, including Qualcomm's Q phone, all share one basic characteristic:they excel in offering business computer users technology solutions thathelp them do business smarter, better and faster."
The MVP awards were given after an exhaustive review of thousands ofInternet, software, hardware and digital office products that evaluatedeach product for usability, performance, technology, innovation and value.The rigorous evaluation process used by PC Computing magazine distinguishesthe MVP Awards from other "best of the year" awards that are often based onreader polls and popular opinion.
The 800 MHz Q phone a dual-mode CDMA digital and analog cellular handsetwith its sleek, clam-shell design and internal antenna, provides crystalclear voice quality, reduced interference, fewer dropped calls and, withits CDMA digital encoding, enhanced privacy and security. The phone'sability to switch automatically between CDMA digital and analog cellularsystems makes it consumer friendly and usable practically anytime, anywhere.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing anddelivering innovative digital wireless communications products and servicesbased on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's majorbusiness areas include CDMA digital phones; Application Specific IntegratedCircuits (ASICs); wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; andsatellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of theGlobalstar™ system. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.Qualcomm's fiscal 1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For moreinformation, please visit the Company's web site athttp://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's abilityto successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or otherequipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related toperformance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the variousmarkets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from timeto time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K forthe year ended September 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks and the Q phone is atrademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of LoralQualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. All other trademarks are theproperty of their respective owners.