Press Release

Qualcomm Elects Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan to its Board of Directors

Jan 18, 1999SAN DIEGO

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SAN DIEGO -- January 18, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan has been elected to Qualcomm's Board of Directors. Ambassador Dougan's vast experience spans more than 30 years in communications technology, foreign policy and management and includes appointments made by three U.S. Presidents. Ambassador Dougan will fill the position on the board previously held by Harvey White, former president of Qualcomm.

"We are very pleased to welcome Ambassador Dougan as the newest member of Qualcomm's Board of Directors," said Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "Her experience in technology and foreign policy and demonstrated leadership in the fields of telecommunications and information technology will prove valuable as Qualcomm continues to expand into new and existing worldwide markets."

Ambassador Dougan was granted the permanent rank of Ambassador for her service in the Reagan Administration, from 1982 to 1988, as the first statutory U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy and administratively as Assistant Secretary of State. As U.S. Coordinator, Dougan oversaw the international telecom, broadcast and information technology policy interests for over a dozen federal agencies. She instituted a number of organizational and policy reforms including: competition in international satellites; significantly expanding the involvement of U.S. industry in international negotiations; and establishing ministerial bilateral agreements with major U.S. trading partners. Previously, as a Director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in both the Ford and Carter Administrations, she was involved in the development of the first broadcast satellite network.

Ambassador Dougan currently serves as Communications Studies chair and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as chair of the Cyber Century Forum. She is co-chair of the Governing Board of the Center for Information Infrastructure and Economic Development under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Ambassador Dougan also serves on a number of board or senior advisory positions including: Teleglobe, Mistubishi, Schools Online, Arraycomm, Centillium, the University of California's Graduate School of International Studies and the Pacific Rim, the Advanced Telecommunications Institute, the Prime Minister of Malaysia's International Advisory Panel for the Multimedia Super Corridor and the Africa Information Infrastructure Collaboratory. Ambassador Dougan has played an active role in developing application strategies in information technologies and services through the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, which she founded in cooperation with the World Bank.

Ambassador Dougan is a graduate of the University of Maryland in industrial psychology and completed additional studies at the University of Utah and the Harvard Advanced Management Program. Ambassador Dougan has been honored with a diversity of professional and public service awards including the National Security Agency Medal and the Peabody Award for "Excellence in Broadcast Journalism." She is also an Honorary Citizen of Korea.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA phones; Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs); wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm's fiscal 1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For more information, 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, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, 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 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.

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