Press Release

Qualcomm Promotes Phil White to President of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions

Jan 25, 1999SAN DIEGO

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

San Diego -- January 25, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the promotion of Phil White to president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions™ (QWBS). White will expand the leadership role he previously held as senior vice president and general manager to focus on a new set of products and services that will broaden Qualcomm's mobile data messaging business.

"Under Phil White's direction, QWBS has experienced a record year and continues to dominate the transportation industry with its advanced mobilewireless data systems," said Rich Sulpizio, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm. "By leveraging its world-class technologies, innovative design and manufacturing capabilities, and unparalleled network management and customer services, Phil will lead QWBS into new markets, providing wireless data solutions for existing and new customers."

Since joining Qualcomm in 1987, White has served as division controller, vice president of finance, vice president and general manager and most recently senior vice president and general manager of QWBS formerly known as Qualcomm's OmniTRACS Division. Prior to joining Qualcomm, White held various finance management positions at M/A-Com Linkabit in San Diego, Calif. White holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, White currently serves as chairman of the board of Corporacion Nacional Radiodeterminacion, a satellitecommunications provider in Mexico and as a board member for Alcatel Qualcomm, a joint-venture partner in Europe.

With over 269,000 OmniTRACS® units sold worldwide, Qualcomm is the leading provider of mobile communications and information management systems to the transportation industry. Qualcomm currently has mobile terminals operating in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and China.

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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Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks and Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar isa trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.