Samsung Selects Spreadtrum Baseband for GPRS Feature Phones

         Samsung Selects Spreadtrum Baseband for GPRS Feature Phones

Samsung E1282 and E1263 Trios ship with Spreadtrum's SC6530 to consumers
around the world

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Nov. 8, 2012

SHANGHAI, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spreadtrum Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company"), a leading fabless
semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G
wireless communications standards, today announced that Samsung has started
shipping Spreadtrum's 40nm 2.5G baseband, the SC6530, in its two feature phone
models, Samsung E1282 (GT-E1282T) and E1263 Trios (GT-E1263B), for sale.

"The 2.5G design wins with Samsung demonstrate Spreadtrum's ability to meet
Samsung's stringent quality and performance requirements with a cost-effective
solution," said Dr. Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications.
"Feature phones continue to make up a significant portion of global handset
shipments, especially to consumers in emerging markets. Samsung, recognized
globally for its innovation and quality, is one of the world's largest
suppliers of 2.5G handsets. Our ability to support them will help expand our
business in this segment."

Spreadtrum also supplies Samsung with basebands supporting China's 3G TD-SCDMA
standard for its flagship smartphones, the Samsung GALAXY S III, the Samsung
GALAXY Note and the recently launched GALAXY Note II.

The SC6530 is the industry's first 2.5G baseband designed with 40nm CMOS
process technology. The product integrates Spreadtrum's baseband and RF
transceiver technology into a single-chip, simplifying design and reducing
overall solution footprint. The SC6530 incorporates an ARM9 processor for high
performance and supports quad-band GSM/GPRS, multi-SIM function, HVGA display,
H.264 decode and integrates an audio PA.

The SC6530 is shipping now in Samsung E1282 (GT-E1282T) and E1263 Trios
(GT-E1263B), for sale.

About Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

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 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. For more
information, visit


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 the Company's ability to meet Samsung's requirements,
feature phones being a significant portion of global handset shipments and the
Company's ability to support Samsung being helping expand the Company's
business in the segment of 2.5G handsets, The Company uses words like
"believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar
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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; unpredictable changes in technology and
consumer demand for 2.5G handsets; the state of and any change in the
Company's relationship with 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 April 10, 2012, especially
the section 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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