Press Release

Qualcomm Increases Financial Guidance for the Third Fiscal Quarter of 2006

2006年5月3日SAN DIEGO

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

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today updated its financial guidance for the third fiscal quarter ending June 25, 2006.

Qualcomm is hosting its analyst meeting for institutional investors and equity analysts on May 4, 2006 in New York, NY. The meeting will be simulcast on the Company's website at www.qualcomm.com. Executive presentations will begin at 9:00 am EDT and will conclude at 1:00 pm EDT.

The following statements are forward looking and actual results may differ materially. Please see “Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this news release for a description of certain risk factors and Qualcomm's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a more complete description of risks.

Pro Forma Defined
Pro forma results and guidance exclude the Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI) segment, estimated share-based compensation, tax benefits related to prior years and acquired in-process research and development (R&D) expense, when applicable.

Third Fiscal Quarter Business Outlook
Based on the current business outlook, we now anticipate third fiscal quarter Qualcomm pro forma revenues to be at or slightly above the high end of prior guidance of approximately $1.77 to $1.87 billion. We now anticipate third fiscal quarter Qualcomm pro forma diluted earnings per share to be approximately $0.38 to $0.40, compared to $0.28 in the year ago quarter. This estimate is based on the shipment of approximately 53 to 56 million Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chips during the quarter compared to approximately 36 million in the year ago quarter and approximately 49 million in the prior quarter. We previously anticipated third fiscal quarter Qualcomm pro forma diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.36 to $0.38 and estimated shipments of approximately 50 to 53 million MSM chips.

“The increase in our guidance reflects stronger than expected new orders for our very low-tier chipsets as well as increased demand for 1xEV-DO chipsets,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm. “The breadth of our segmented chipset offerings is unsurpassed in the industry and clearly demonstrates the level of innovation and execution we have achieved as a result of our significant research and development investments.”

The following table summarizes total Qualcomm (GAAP) and Qualcomm pro forma guidance for the third fiscal quarter of 2006 based on the current business outlook. Total Qualcomm (GAAP) guidance for the third fiscal quarter of 2006 includes approximately $0.05 diluted loss per share related to estimated share-based compensation. Estimated share-based compensation in future periods may vary materially from the business outlook as the methodology used to calculate this estimate is dependent on a variety of assumptions which are subject to market fluctuations and other factors.

Due to their nature, certain income and expense items such as realized investment gains or losses in QSI, gains and losses on certain derivative instruments or asset impairments, cannot be accurately forecast. Accordingly, the Company excludes forecasts of such items from its business outlook, and actual results may vary materially from the business outlook if the Company incurs any such income or expense items.

The following estimates are approximations and are based on the current business outlook:

Business Outlook Summary
THIRD QUARTER
Q3'05
Results
Prior Guidance
Q3'06
Estimates
Current Guidance
Q3'06
Estimates
Qualcomm Pro Forma
Revenues
Year-over-year change
Diluted earnings per share (EPS)
Year-over-year change
$1.36B

$0.28

$1.77B - $1.87B
increase 30% - 38%
$0.36 - $0.38
increase 29% - 36%
At or slightly above thehigh end of prior guidance

$0.38 - $0.40
increase 36% - 43%

Total Qualcomm (GAAP)
Revenues
Year-over-year change
Diluted earnings per share (EPS)
Year-over-year change
Diluted EPS attributable to QSI
Diluted EPS attributable to estimated
   share-based compensation
EPS attributable to tax benefit related
   to prior years
$1.36B

$0.33

$0.05

n/a

$0.01

$1.77B - $1.87B
increase 30% - 38%
$0.30 - $0.32
decrease 3% - 9%
($0.01)

($0.05)

n/a

At or slightly above thehigh end of prior guidance

$0.32 - $0.34
decrease 3% - increase 3%
($0.01)

($0.05)

n/a

Metrics
MSM Shipments
CDMA/WCDMA handset units shipped
CDMA/WCDMA handset unit wholesale
   average selling price
*Based on shipments in Mar. quarter,
   reported in Jun. quarter
approx. 36M
approx. 43M*

approx. $231*

approx. 50M - 53M
approx. 62M - 64M*

approx. $203*

approx. 53M - 56M
approx. 62M - 64M*

approx. $203*

Sums may not equal totals due to rounding.

Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. 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.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company presents pro forma financial information that is used by management (i) to evaluate, assess and benchmark the Company's operating results on a consistent and comparable basis, (ii) to measure the performance and efficiency of the Company's ongoing core operating businesses, including the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, Qualcomm Technology Licensing and Qualcomm Wireless & Internet segments, and (iii) to compare the performance and efficiency of these segments against each other and against competitors outside the Company. Pro forma measurements of the following financial data are used by the Company's management: revenues, R&D expenses, SG&A expenses, total operating expenses, operating income, net investment income, income before income taxes, effective tax rate, net income, diluted earnings per share, operating cash flow and free cash flow.

Pro forma information used by management excludes the Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI) segment, estimated share-based compensation, certain tax benefits related to prior years and acquired in-process R&D expense. The QSI segment is excluded because the Company expects to exit its strategic investments at various times and the effects of fluctuations in the value of such investments are viewed by management as unrelated to the Company's operational performance. Estimated share-based compensation is excluded because management views the valuation of options and other share-based compensation as theoretical and unrelated to the Company's operational performance as it is affected by factors that are subject to change on each grant date including the Company's stock price, stock market volatility, expected option life, risk-free interest rates and expected dividend payouts in future years. Moreover, it is not an expense that requires or will require cash payment by the Company. Certain tax benefits related to prior years are excluded in order to provide a clearer understanding of the Company's ongoing tax rate and after tax earnings. Acquired in-process R&D expense in fiscal 2006 is excluded because such expense is incurred infrequently and is viewed by management as unrelated to the operating activities of the Company's ongoing core businesses.

Management is able to assess what it believes is a more fundamentally pure and comparable set of financial performance measures for the Company and its business segments by eliminating the episodic impact of strategic investments in QSI and items such as acquired in-process R&D, as well as the inherent, non-operational volatility of share-based compensation. As a result, management compensation decisions and the review of executive compensation by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors focus primarily on pro forma financial measures applicable to the Company and its business segments.

The non-GAAP pro forma financial information presented herein should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, pro forma is not a term defined by GAAP, and, as a result, the Company's measure of pro forma results might be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciliations between total Qualcomm (GAAP) results and guidance and Qualcomm pro forma results and guidance are presented herein.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ substantially from those referred to herein due to a number of factors, including but not limited to risks associated with: the rate of development, deployment and commercial acceptance of CDMA-based networks and CDMA-based technology, including CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO, WCDMA and HSDPA both domestically and internationally; our dependence on major customers and licensees; fluctuations in the demand for CDMA-based products, services or applications; foreign currency fluctuations; strategic loans, investments and transactions the Company has or may pursue; our dependence on third party manufacturers and suppliers; our ability to maintain and improve operational efficiencies and profitability; developments in current and future litigation; the development, deployment and commercial acceptance of the MediaFLO™ USA network and FLO™ technology; as well as the other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's SEC reports.

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