Press Release

Qualcomm Vice President of Technology Receives TR 100 Award

Nov 4, 1999SAN DIEGO

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SAN DIEGO -- Nov. 4, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology today announced that Dr. Paul Bender, vice president of technology for Qualcomm, has been named by Technology Review as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators with the potential to make significant technological contributions in the next century.

For the past seven years Dr. Bender has contributed his expertise to the development of innovative CDMA digital communications at Qualcomm. His responsibilities have included formulating the system test team and leading the system engineering team that developed commercial CDMA (IS-95) cellular and PCS infrastructure. Currently, as vice president of technology, he leads a team responsible for developing Qualcomm's High Data Rate (HDR) technology, which is optimized for packet data and delivers a peak data rate of up to 2.4 Mbps in a standard 1.25 MHz channel. HDR provides an ideal solution for wireless Internet access in portable, mobile and fixed applications using a flexible IP-based architecture.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Dr. Bender conducted research in signal processing for digital recording at the Center for Magnetic Recording Research and assisted students in designing and debugging basic analog circuits for the Electrical and Computing Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In August 1992, he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering with an emphasis on communications theory and systems from UCSD.

"We are proud to have one of our own young visionaries, Dr. Paul Bender, recognized as a leader who will shape technology in the next century," said Dr. Andrew Viterbi, vice chairman of Qualcomm. "Qualcomm takes pride in hiring the best and the brightest and providing a work environment that helps facilitate the promotion of new ideas to lead digital wireless technology into the next generation."

Technology Review magazine is the proud sponsor of the TR 100, a competition that will recognize 100 young innovators predicted to impact 21st century technology and innovation as determined by a distinguished panel of judges. The top 10 nominees are profiled in depth in the November/December 1999 issue of Technology Review. All 100 finalists will be honored at a symposium held on November 4, 1999 on the MIT campus hosted by PBS broadcaster, Bill Moyers, and CBS broadcaster, Lesley Stahl.

While emphasis is placed on cutting-edge technology, which is the centerpiece of Technology Review's editorial mission, the primary areas from which the TR 100 were drawn are the most dynamic areas of technology today: biotechnology, information technology, chemistry and materials science, including nanotechnology. Nominees were also considered from areas such as basic research, transportation, energy generation, construction, business and the arts.

Technology Review is the world's oldest technology magazine. Relaunched in 1998 as "MIT's Magazine of Innovation," Technology Review focuses on the process by which humanity continuously upgrades its tools and techniques. Published bimonthly, the magazine identifies and analyzes the process of innovation, focusing on the dynamic technologic areas where the most important cutting-edge technologies are evolving, including information technology, biotechnology, medical technology and nanotechnology. It also provides information and analysis on the potential impact of these innovations on science, business, and society.

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&P500 Index 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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