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Qualcomm Demonstrates 3C-HSDPA, Enables Faster 3G Connections

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Qualcomm Gobi modem technology enables 3G download speeds up to 63 Mbps for first time in a live demonstration

SAN DIEGO - February 24, 2014 - Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has successfully demonstrated Three-Carrier High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA) for the first time in a live demonstration. The demonstration highlights the latest advancements in 3G mobile communications technology and was powered by Qualcomm Technologies' industry-leading, multi-mode modem technology, specifically, the Qualcomm® GobiTM 9x25 chipset. The 3C-HSDPA protocol delivers potential data download speeds of up to 63 Mbps, or 50 percent faster than the current Dual Carrier HSPA+ standard, enabling higher network capacities for operators and faster connections for end users for tasks like Web browsing, email and social networking.

"Qualcomm Technologies continues to enable a better mobile connectivity experience worldwide," said Serge Willenegger, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "3G networks continue to be the primary broadband mobile internet gateway through most of the world, particularly in emerging regions, and we are pleased to be providing operators and users of those networks with yet another product feature towards a faster and more ubiquitous mobile experiences."

3C-HSDPA will be commercially available in smartphones and tablets from leading manufacturers worldwide in the second half of this year.

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's websiteOnQ blogTwitter and Facebook pages.