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MOTOROLA SELLS CERTAIN COVERAGEPLUS ASSETS TO QUALCOMM

 SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: QCOM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain assets of the Motorola CoveragePLUS(R) nationwide communications network to Qualcomm's OmniTRACS(R) business.
 Motorola said its dealers, agents and value added resellers will discontinue the sale of products and systems designed to operate on the
CoveragePLUS network, effective immediately. Over the next few months,


Motorola will assist existing CoveragePLUS users and Comdata DriverLink/24 customers in their transition to the OmniTRACS satellite communications network, the company said.
 Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola said it will continue to deliver communications service to existing CoveragePLUS and DriverLink/24 customers with a dedication to quality and customer service until customer transitions to the Qualcomm system have been completed.
 "Our customers are the most important factor to our success as a company. It is critical to us that they continue to receive the level of mobile communications services that they need," said Dale Misczynski, corporate vice president and general manager for Motorola's Worldwide Network Services Group. "We believe Qualcomm will provide them with that service," he added.
 Qualcomm said it will work closely with Motorola, Comdata, and CoveragePLUS customers to facilitate a smooth transition to Qualcomm's OmniTRACS systems and subscriber equipment.
 Both the CoveragePLUS and OmniTRACs systems provide messaging, position reporting and other services for transportation companies. CoveragePLUS uses a terrestrial based network while OmniTRACs utilizes Ku band satellite transponders to provide these services on a nationwide basis. Qualcomm Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications, semiconductors and advanced electronic systems and services. Products include two-way radios, pagers, personal communications systems, cellular telephones and systems, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronics, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment. Sales in 1992 were $13.3 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Margot Brown, Director of Motorola Media Relations, 708-576-5304/
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