Press Release

Qualcomm Promotes Norm Fjeldheim to Chief Information Officer

SAN DIEGO -- February 23, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced the promotion of Norm Fjeldheim to chief information officer.In his new role, Fjeldheim will provide the necessary leadership for all aspects of Qualcomm's information technology to achieve synergies between theCompany's diverse business units and their information technology needs.

"During his 12 years with Qualcomm, Norm has been critical to the success and growth of our current information technology," said Rich Sulpizio, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm. "We are pleased to acknowledge Norm's significant contributions and look forward to his continueddedication to these efforts in his new role."

Fjeldheim joined Qualcomm in 1987 as a senior systems analyst. During his career at Qualcomm, he has served as manager, director and most recently vicepresident of information technology for Qualcomm. Fjeldheim has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of systems to support Qualcomm's growing and diverse corporate needs. In addition, he has been responsible for the development and support of many of Qualcomm's key domestic and international business systems.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Fjeldheim served as a systems analyst at Unisys Corporation and as a programmer analyst at M/A-COM Corporation. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in information systems from San Diego State University.

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; integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Qualcomm isheadquartered 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.


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