Press Release

Qualcomm Selected as One of the "BEST" Training Organizations by the American Society of Training and Development

Oct 19, 2005SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it has been honored by The American Society of Training and Development with a 2005 BEST Award for innovative approaches to training and development of employees. Qualcomm was selected, along with 29 other organizations from Australia, Canada, India, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States to receive an ASTD BEST Award.

The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. The awards were presented the evening of Oct. 6, 2005 at the historic Union Station in Washington, D.C. Mason Bishop, a deputy assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor, provided opening remarks at the awards reception. Qualcomm was recognized for having leaders who support a learning culture, building talent across the enterprise and demonstrating the results of learning and development efforts.

"It is an honor to be recognized for our innovative approach to learning and development," said Tamar Elkeles, vice president of learning and organizational development for Qualcomm. "We will continue to provide employees with exceptional development opportunities that increase individual and organizational performance."

"The 2005 ASTD BEST Award winners set the standard of excellence for exceptional practices in employee learning and development," said Tony Bingham, ASTD's president and CEO. "The winning organizations understand how to leverage employee learning with other critical business functions to achieve maximum impact, efficiency and performance across the enterprise."

Qualcomm Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations - multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers.

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