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Spreadtrum Updates Financial Guidance for Second Quarter 2013



        Spreadtrum Updates Financial Guidance for Second Quarter 2013

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, June 12, 2013

SHANGHAI, June 12, 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 updated its financial guidance for
the second quarter ending June 30, 2013.  The company now expects that its
revenues will be between US$270 million and US$278 million, an increase of
42.9% to 47.1% over the first quarter. The Company's previous guidance for the
second quarter revenue was US$220 million to US$228 million. The Company
continues to expect an improvement to gross margin.

"We are increasing our revenue guidance due to the continuing strong demand
throughout the quarter for low-cost smartphones," said Dr. Leo Li, chairman
and CEO of Spreadtrum. "We are at the start of a multi-year cycle in China and
emerging markets of subscribers transitioning from 2.5G feature phones to
smartphones, and are also benefiting from the continuing expansion of our
smartphone portfolio."

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 Company's expectations with respect to its revenues
in the second quarter of 2013 being between US$270 million and US$278 million,
an increase of 42.9% to 47.1% over the first quarter of 2013; the Company's
expectations with respect to an improvement to gross margin; the continuing
strong demand for low-cost smartphones; a multi-year cycle in China and
emerging markets of subscribers transitioning from 2.5G feature phones to
smartphones; and the Company's continuing expansion of its smartphone
portfolio. 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 mobile
phones; market acceptance of the Company's smartphone products; transition
trend from 2.5G feature phones to smartphones; the state of and any change in
the Company's relationship with its major domestic and international customers
and Chinese government agencies; 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 26, 2013 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: Investor Relations, Tel: +1-650-308-8148, Email: ir@spreadtrum.com
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