Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Operational Test Software Providing IS-95B 64 kpbs Data Rates

NEW ORLEANS -- September 22, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced an operational test software package for the Qualcomm Thin Phone that supports IS-95B 64 kbps data rates. Qualcomm is evaluating the software for possible future implementation in current and upcoming Qualcomm products. The capability to support 64 kbps data rates represents a greater than fourfold increase over the current CDMA data rate of 14.4 kbps, allowing faster and more flexible access to email and the Internet for consumers.

"Qualcomm continues to take a leadership role in driving the evolution of CDMA digital wireless technology," said Gina Lombardi, vice president of product development for Qualcomm Consumer Products. "This 64 kbps capability is available to meet customer needs for high-speed wireless data access."

Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&PIndex and is a 1999 FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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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