Spreadtrum Announces the World's First Single Chip Quad-SIM Standby Solution

2010-11-02 00:48 1381

SHANGHAI, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company"), a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications, today announced the availability of the world's first Quad-SIM in single chip solution, the SC6600L6, which allows up to four GSM SIM cards running simultaneously in a single mobile handset. This solution gives the user the freedom of switching among different GSM SIM cards, pushing the definition of "Borderless Communication" to a higher level.

The SC6600L6 allows four GSM SIM cards simultaneously running on standby mode with only one set of baseband and RF. It integrates a processor engine and controller for supporting quadruple SIM cards and has an improved graphic user interface for Quad-SIM. The product supports different multi-SIM options, including dual SIM, triple SIM, and Quad-SIM in a single set of baseband and RF chip, provides more choices to handset designers and meets need of users from different regions.

"The Quad-SIM solution is another invention resulting from our continuing effort of technology innovation." said Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's President and CEO, "Spreadtrum is also the inventor of the world's first dual SIM and triple SIM solution. We are dedicated to increasing the value of our products by providing attractive features to our customers. The Quad-SIM solution offers unparalleled flexibility for multiple-operator-market and business users who need to keep constant connection."

About Spreadtrum Communications:

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") is a fabless semiconductor company that develops baseband and RF processor solutions for the wireless communications market. Spreadtrum combines its semiconductor design expertise with its software development capabilities to deliver highly-integrated baseband processors with multimedia functionality and power management. Spreadtrum has developed its solutions based on an open development platform, enabling its customers to develop customized wireless products that are feature-rich to meet their cost and time-to-market requirements.

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Safe Harbor Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statement regarding the effectiveness of the SC6600L6 to meet need of users from different regions. The Company uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements are forward-looking in nature and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual market trends and the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continuing competitive pressure in the semiconductor industry and the effect of such pressure on prices; uncertainty regarding the timing and pace of adoption of the SC6600L6 by Spreadtrum's customers; the state of and any change in the Company's relationship with its major customers; and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in China. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please consider the information contained in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the annual report on Form 20-F filed on May 7, 2010, especially the sections under "Risk Factors" and such other documents that the Company may file with the SEC from time to time, including on Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release, and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

Source: Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
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