Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. ("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.
Founded in April 2001, Spreadtrum is headquartered in Shanghai, China with R&D centers in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin, China and San Diego, USA, technical support center in Shenzhen, and international field support offices in Korea, Taiwan and India. Spreadtrum’s products support a broad range of wireless communications standards, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, HSPA+ and TD-LTE.
Spreadtrum's key strength is its passion for technical innovation, with notable industry firsts in multi-SIM, 40nm baseband, single-chip multimode RF transceivers, and low-power TD-SCDMA smartphone technologies. Spreadtrum combines its expertise in wireless broadband, signal processing and IC design technology and software development to offer terminal manufacturers a comprehensive portfolio of highly integrated baseband processor and RF solutions, protocol software and software application platforms for wireless devices.
One of China’s leading mobile IC suppliers, Spreadtrum is committed to the development of China’s wireless communications market and believes that its people are instrumental to its long-term success. Spreadtrum continuously invests in education and training to cultivate its staff’s creativity and leverages employee talent from around the world to achieve its aim of developing the world’s leading technologies and products.
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and a subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. Tsinghua Unigroup is an operating subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd., a solely state-owned limited liability corporation funded by Tsinghua University in China. Spreadtrum was acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup on December 23, 2013.