40nm HSPA baseband chipset now in mass production, shipping in WCDMA feature phones for emerging markets
SHANGHAI – 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 it has reached mass production of its first WCDMA baseband chipset, the SC7701B. Customers adopting the chipset include Samsung, which has designed it into handsets that are now shipping to consumers in markets such as Latin America.
Spreadtrum's SC7701B is a 40nm low-power HSPA baseband processor, enabling WCDMA/EDGE dual mode operation for WCDMA feature phones. The SC7701B incorporates an ARM9 core processor, rich multimedia functions and supports up to a 5 megapixel camera.
"The SC7701B opens up a new opportunity for WCDMA devices in emerging markets," said Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "In these regions, low cost smartphones remain out of financial reach for many consumers. Our new chipset enables handset brands and operators to offer consumers the benefit of 3G in a cost-effective feature phone."
Dr. Li added, "The adoption of our WCDMA chipset by the world's largest handset manufacturers such as Samsung validates the product quality and maturity that we have now achieved in our WCDMA product program."
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.
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