Press Release

Qualcomm Announces the pdQ Diagnostic Monitor

Sep 29, 1999SAN DIEGO

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

SAN DIEGO -- September 29, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced a new network optimization tool for field test engineers. The pdQ™ diagnostic monitor (DM) provides technicians with a hand-held network data collector and analysis tool for wireless over-the-air testing of CDMA digital cellular and PCS network and handset performance.

"The pdQ DM offers carriers unique capabilities for testing their networks," said Gina M. Lombardi, vice president of product development for Qualcomm Consumer Products. "The pdQ DM, with its real-time network analysis capabilities, provides unprecedented flexibility and portability in a single package."

The pdQ DM, available in CDMA digital 800-MHz and 1900-MHz versions, allows field and network engineers to collect data in public locations, including inside buildings and on campuses where vehicles cannot go. The pdQ DM allows real-time network problem solving by providing advanced diagnostic monitor functions, including temporal analyzer (TA)-searches, dip switch setting, log mask configuration, Markov statistics, signal graphs, finger placement displays and up to two hours of data logging in DM file format, which allows data to be used in standard post-processing software packages without reprocessing.

The pdQ DM also provides the full functionality of the Qualcomm pdQ smartphone, including the crystal clear voice capabilities of a CDMA digital phone and support for wireless Internet access and e-mail, as well as a library of more than 1,000 applications available for the Palm Computing platform. The pdQ DM offers end-to-end security for sensitive transactions through the use of standard Internet protocols. Users can input data three ways: Through Palm Computing's Graffiti® power writing software, the on-screen keyboard, or through a personal computer's keyboard when connected to the pdQ smartphone with the included HotSync® technology.

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 26, 1999, and most recent Form 10-Q.

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Qualcomm is a registered trademark and pdQ and QCTest are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. OmniTRACS is a registered trademark and service mark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Palm Computing and HotSync are registered trademarks of Palm Computing, Inc., 3Com or its subsidiaries. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.