Press Release

Qualcomm Recognizes Performance of its Suppliers

SAN DIEGO -- March 29, 2000 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that it has recognized the outstanding performance of 11 of its suppliers in conjunction with the Company's 4th annual Key Supplier Conference. The awards were presented this month on behalf of Qualcomm.

Qualcomm awarded supplier of the year awards to five companies that demonstrated the highest combined delivery, quality and customer service for each Business Unit throughout 1999. Award recipients included Sawtek, Inc., Volex, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Phillips Plastics Corporation and Telex Communications, Inc.

Qualcomm honored Herco Technology, Xerox Business Services and Ramtech Manufacturing with the Significant Contribution Award for demonstrating extraordinary service. Qualcomm presented Special Recognition Awards to IBM Microelectronics, Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated and LSI Logic Corporation who were recognized for working closely with Qualcomm to become an integral part of our supply chain team and significantly contribute to a very successful calendar year 1999.

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 business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents which are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 75 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 1999 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® 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.


Qualcomm, OmniTRACS and Eudora are registered trademarks and OmniExpress is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.