TechFaith Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

                TechFaith Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Oct. 24, 2012

BEIJING, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication
Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today
announced that it has filed suit against Samsung Telecommunications (Tianjin)
Ltd for patent infringement in the People Republic of China (Beijing) courts.
To date, the China Patents Committee has acknowledged that TechFaith's mobile
phone patent (patent number 2008101134154) is effective and relevant in this
current matter.

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and COO of TechFaith, said, "We have invested
heavily in research and development over the years to build an extensive
product catalog backed by a highly defensible intellectual property portfolio.
In the case of Samsung, we are taking legal action after establishing
applicability of our patent number 2008101134154, which we believe is being
infringed upon in Samsung's GT-B7732 model mobile phone. We intend to
aggressively pursue all remedies possible in this and in any other future
instances of patent infringement in defense of our highly valuable
intellectual proprietary portfolio."

For additional information regarding the patent involved, please visit
www.sipo.gov.cn/zljs.

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. The Company is a
leading global mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market
(previously called the ODP (Original Developed Product) business)). The
Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated
market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting
wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves
sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen
market under licensed brands. Under the Company's 17VEE brand, the Company has
built a leading intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging
from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned
proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit
www.techfaithwireless.com, www.17vee.com and www.798game.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be
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uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in
TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any
obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under
applicable law.



SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited

Website: http://www.sipo.gov.cn/zljs
Website: http://www.techfaithwireless.com
Contact: In China: Jay Ji, China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology
Limited, +86-10-5822-8390, ir@techfaith.cn; In the U.S.: David Pasquale,
Global IR Partners, +1 914-337-8801, cntf@globalirpartners.com