Spreadtrum Announces Commercial Launch of Dual-Core Smartphone Chipsets for TD-SCDMA and EDGE

 Spreadtrum Announces Commercial Launch of Dual-Core Smartphone Chipsets for
                              TD-SCDMA and EDGE

SC8825 (TD-SCDMA) and SC6825 (EDGE) set new standard for dual-core smartphone
chipset cost and performance with high level of integration, standout graphics
performance and best-in-class TD-SCDMA technology

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, April 2, 2013

SHANGHAI, April 2, 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 dual-core 1.2GHz smartphone chipsets for TD-SCDMA (SC8825) and EDGE
(SC6825), following the successful qualification of its platform by China
Mobile.

"With our new dual-core chipsets, Spreadtrum has leveraged our expertise in
system design to deliver the lowest-cost dual-core platform in combination
with high end graphics performance for the TD-SCDMA and EDGE markets," said
Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "This combination of low-cost
architecture, standout graphics performance, and best-in-class TD-SCDMA
technology provides smartphone designers with unprecedented value in bringing
high end features to low-cost devices."

Spreadtrum's SC8825, which supports dual-mode TD-SCDMA/HSPA & EDGE/GPRS/GSM
and the SC6825, which supports EDGE/GPRS/GSM, are based on a highly efficient
multi-core architecture delivering the lowest cost platform available for
dual-core TD-SCDMA and EDGE smartphone products. The single-chip chipsets
integrate a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5 core processor, a dual-core Mali 400
graphics processor and multimedia and hardware accelerators for differentiated
performance and user experience. Both chipsets are further paired with a
single-chip mutimode RF transceiver for a high level of integration and are
pin-to-pin compatible, enabling handset makers to leverage a common handset
development effort for products shipping to China as well as to emerging
markets.

In addition to their high level of integration and low-cost architecture,
Spreadtrum's chipsets further deliver standout graphics performance. The
solutions' powerful graphics processing capability enhances the user
experience for games and other graphics-rich applications, and enables
Spreadtrum to bring high end features such as the larger screen sizes more
commonly found in premium smartphones to low-cost devices.

"The benchmark results we are achieving for our dual-core solution, measured
by popular benchmark programs such as AnTuTu and GLBenchmark 2.5,
significantly outperform other commercial dual-core products," added Dr. Li.
"This powerful processing capability provides our customers with an even more
cost-effective and power-efficient way to deliver high end features in
low-cost smartphones."

Other features of Spreadtrum's SC8825 and SC6825 chipsets include support for
HD 1280x720 LCD display, H.264 720p video playback, up to 8 megapixel RGB
camera and dual-SIM, dual-standby capability. The chipsets ship with turnkey
Android and systems software, reducing the engineering time and resources
required by handset makers to bring devices to market, with reference
implementations available for both 4-layer and 6-layer PCB layouts.

The SC8825 and SC6825 are commercially available now. The chipsets have
already been incorporated by leading China handset makers into smartphone
models that are expected to ship commercially during 2Q 2013.

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 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 effectiveness of SC8825 and SC6825 in bringing high
end features in premium smartphones to low-cost devices, and the expectations
with respect to the smartphone models incorporating the SC8825 and SC6825 by
leading China handset makers being shipped commercially during 2Q 2013. 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 low-cost
smartphones; market acceptance of Spreadtrum's SC8825 and SC6825 chipsets; the
state of and any change in the Company's relationship with its customers; and
changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in China and
emerging markets. 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, +1 650-308-8148, ir@spreadtrum.com