Spreadtrum TD-LTE Modem to Ship in Hisense Datacard

             Spreadtrum TD-LTE Modem to Ship in Hisense Datacard

Hisense wins portion of China Mobile 4G procurement with Spreadtrum's SC9610
modem

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Nov. 27, 2012

SHANGHAI, Nov. 27, 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 its single-chip
multi-mode TD-LTE modem, the SC9610, will be shipping in a Hisense datacard
that was awarded a portion of China Mobile's recent 4G procurement tender.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/CN19110 )

Hisense's datacard is designed with Spreadtrum's 40nm single-chip TD-LTE
modem, the SC9610, and SR3500 RF transceiver, and operates in TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA
and GSM mode. The device supports UE category 3 as well as the ZUC encryption
algorithm, a requirement for devices shipping in China. 

"We are pleased to work with Hisense on TD-LTE devices as China Mobile
increases the scale of its TD-LTE infrastructure rollout and testing in the
coming year," said Dr. Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum. "Our deep
experience and market leadership in TD-SCDMA products combined with early
participation in China's 4G network evolution positions Spreadtrum well for
growth within the China 3G and 4G ecosystem." 

TD-LTE or "Time-Division Long-Term Evolution" is a 4G standard and the
evolution path from 3G TD-SCDMA for China Mobile, China's largest domestic
operator with more than 700 million subscribers as of October 2012. TD-LTE
products are required to be backward compatible with TD-SCDMA. Hisense was one
of several vendors that China Mobile recently selected in its first phase of
4G procurement to collectively supply close to 35,000 TD-LTE terminal devices.
"We expect the 4G terminals of Hisense to do well," said Mr. Qingya Lu, vice
manager of Hisense.

Hisense's 4G terminals are designed to address the increasing data and network
speed demand resulting from the popularization of multimedia application on
wireless terminals, such as HD video, music and a large variety of interactive
applications. Hisense recently demonstrated its TD-LTE datacard at the
Shenzhen Hi-Tech Fair, where the device received the "Outstanding Product
Award."

Designed with 40nm CMOS silicon, the SC9610 integrates multiple communication
standards into a single-chip design, including multi-band TD-LTE, dual-band
TD-SCDMA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM. The solution can achieve peak data rates
of downlink at 100Mbps and uplink at 50Mbps and supports 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz
channels and 2x2 MIMO.

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 www.spreadtrum.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT:

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 expectation that Company's deep experience and market
leadership in TD-SCDMA products combined with early participation in China's
4G network evolution will position Spreadtrum well for growth within the China
3G and 4G ecosystem, and Hisense's expectation that its 4G terminals will do
well. 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; unpredictable changes in technology and consumer demand for 4G
terminals; Spreadtrum's ability to grow well in the China 3G and 4G ecosystem;
Hisense's 4G terminals' performance; the state of and any change in the
Company's relationship with Hisense; 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.

Website: http://www.spreadtrum.com
Contact: Diana Jovin, ir@spreadtrum.com, +1+650-308-8148
 
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