Spreadtrum Provides Its SR3100 HSPA/WCDMA RF Transceiver to Samsung Electronics

2010-11-03 21:17 1617

SHANGHAI, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company") announced that the Company provides Samsung Electronics with its SR3100 HSPA/WCDMA Radio Frequency ("RF") chip. Spreadtrum is the leading Chinese fabless semiconductor provider with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards.

Spreadtrum's QS520 GSM/GPRS and QS1001 EDGE transceivers have been used for Samsung's mobiles since 2009. With the adoption of the SR3100 HSPA/WCDMA RF transceiver, now in full production, Samsung further signifies the confidence it has placed in Spreadtrum.

"We are honored to be selected by Samsung as a WCDMA RF chip supplier." said Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's President and CEO, "With the exponential growth in the 3G, especially in the international end-user market, Spreadtrum finds itself in a great position to take advantage of opportunities both now and in the future. Spreadtrum greatly benefits from the close relationship we have with Samsung, and it will definitely lead us to the right direction."

Spreadtrum's SR3100, a highly integrated single-die radio transceiver chip, is among the most advanced products in the industry with regards to integration and multi-mode standards support. It enables WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (HEDGE 3G) operation without external components such as SAW filters, baluns or LNA's (Low Noise Amplifiers). With the benefits of low cost bulk CMOS and other technological advancements, the SR3100 is designed to meet the increased challenges as mobile solutions trend towards smaller size and improved power efficiency. The SR3100 is one of the most integrated and optimized radio solutions for multi-mode and multi-band applications.

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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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, statements regarding Spreadtrum's finding that it is in a great position to take advantage of opportunities both now and in the future, Spreadtrum's belief that the close relationship between Spreadtrum and Samsung will definitely lead Spreadtrum to the right direction, and the ability of SR3100 to meet the increased challenges. 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, market acceptance of the SR3100 HSPA/WCDMA RF transceivers, continuing competitive pressure in the semiconductor industry and the effect of such pressure on prices, the state of and any change in the close relationship between Spreadtrum and Samsung, 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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