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Samsung Selects Spreadtrum’s Baseband Platform for Samsung GALAXY Note GT-I9228

Spreadtrum Wins in TD-SCDMA Premium Smartphone Segment

SHANGHAI, CHINA – February 1, 2012 – 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 its TD-SCDMA baseband platform, the SC8803G, is equipped in the TD-SCDMA version of the Samsung GALAXY Note for China Mobile subscribers, introduced in December, 2011. GALAXY Note is Samsung’s second smartphone powered by Spreadtrum basebands, following the Samsung GALAXY S II which started shipping in China in September, 2011. Samsung GALAXY Note is notable for its large 5.3” HD Super AMOLED touch screen with S-pen as an innovative input method in mobile phones.

Designed with 40nm CMOS silicon technology, the SC8803G delivers groundbreaking levels of performance and integration while delivering superior standby and talk times. Spreadtrum’s SC8803G enables TD-SCDMA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM operation and supports TD-HSDPA at 2.8Mbps and TD-HSUPA at 2.2Mbps. In combination with Spreadtrum’s RF transceiver, the SR3200LS, the SC8803G achieves a small modem footprint that can be coupled with third party application processors to drive high end smartphone performance.

“We are pleased to support Samsung in bringing the high performance products that have achieved global success to China 3G subscribers,” said Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's president and CEO.  “Samsung’s selection of our baseband platform for the Samsung GALAXY Note validates the leadership and product maturity that we have achieved in the growing TD-SCDMA market.”

About Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") is a fabless semiconductor company that develops baseband and RF processor solutions for the wireless communications market. Spreadtrum combines its semiconductor design expertise with its software development capabilities to deliver highly integrated baseband processors with multimedia functionality and power management. Spreadtrum has developed solutions based on an open development platform, enabling its customers to develop customized wireless products that are feature-rich to meet their cost and time-to-market requirements. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.