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Qualcomm Updates Guidance

Qualcomm updated its financial guidance for the third fiscal quarter ending June 25, 2006

May 3, 2006

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SAN DIEGO -- 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."

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)

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