Spreadtrum Delivers 40nm Single-Chip Mobile Baseband Platform with Integrated Wireless Connectivity

Spreadtrum Delivers 40nm Single-Chip Mobile Baseband Platform with Integrated
                            Wireless Connectivity

40nm GSM/GPRS baseband SoC with FM and Bluetooth now shipping in volume,
qualified by major European operator

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Jan. 28, 2013

SHANGHAI, Jan. 28, 2013 /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 the commercial availability
of its first mobile baseband chipset with integrated wireless connectivity,
the SC6531. The SC6531 integrates FM and Bluetooth with Spreadtrum's 40nm
based GSM/GPRS mobile baseband platform into a single package, delivering a
high level of integration for 2.5G feature phone handset makers that reduces
overall platform cost and increases flexibility in industrial design.

"The SC6531, designed with 40nm CMOS silicon, provides customers with the
benefit of the most advanced process technology for GSM/GPRS baseband
chipsets, a mature, proven platform with extensive development tools for
handset customization, and a high level of integration that brings together
the mobile baseband, RF transceiver, PMU, FM and Bluetooth features into a
single baseband SoC," said Dr. Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum
Communications. "This combination of advanced technology, platform maturity
and high integration supports our customers' strategy of bringing to market
high quality, cost-competitive handsets with differentiated features. We are
happy to see that this 40nm SC6531 not only is commercially available for
general markets, it has also passed the rigorous quality tests of a major
European operator. This achievement testifies to the high level of quality of
our new 40nm products."

The SC6531, designed for the GSM/GPRS feature phone market, incorporates an
ARM9 processor at speeds up to 234MHz, delivering high-performance and low
power consumption on a low-cost platform. Designed to deliver a rich
multimedia experience, the solution integrates a multimedia accelerator, a
graphics accelerator and FPU accelerator, enabling it to deliver excellent
multimedia performance and processing capability. The SC6531 integrates the
baseband, RF transceiver, power management unit, pSRAM, high quality audio PA,
touch screen controller and triple-SIM controller into a single-chip solution
that reduces design complexity and design time, and provides more flexibility
with board layout by further reducing board space.

The SC6531 is commercially available now and has already started shipping in
volume.

About Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") is a fabless
semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones,
feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and
4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum's solutions combine its
highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and
reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to
achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum's
customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile
products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. For
more information, visit http://www.spreadtrum.com/.

SPREADTRUM 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 the SC6531 is able to deliver a high
level of integration for 2.5G feature phone handset makers that reduces
overall platform cost and increases flexibility in industrial design; the
expectation that the SC6531's combination of advanced technology, platform
maturity and high integration can support customers' strategy of bringing to
market high quality, cost-competitive handsets with differentiated features;
the expectation that the SC6531 platform, which integrates a multimedia
accelerator, a graphics accelerator and FPU accelerator, will enable it to
deliver excellent multimedia performance and processing capability. 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 GSM/GPRS feature
phone; SC6531's ability in delivering multimedia performance and processing
capability in a cost-competitive manner; market acceptance of the SC6531; 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