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Samsung Selects Spreadtrum Baseband for GPRS Feature Phones

Samsung E1282 and E1263 Trios ship with Spreadtrum's SC6530 to consumers around the world

SHANGHAI, Nov. 8, 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 Samsung has started shipping Spreadtrum's 40nm 2.5G baseband, the SC6530, in its two feature phone models, Samsung E1282 (GT-E1282T) and E1263 Trios (GT-E1263B), for sale.

"The 2.5G design wins with Samsung demonstrate Spreadtrum's ability to meet Samsung's stringent quality and performance requirements with a cost-effective solution," said Dr. Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications. "Feature phones continue to make up a significant portion of global handset shipments, especially to consumers in emerging markets. Samsung, recognized globally for its innovation and quality, is one of the world's largest suppliers of 2.5G handsets. Our ability to support them will help expand our business in this segment."

Spreadtrum also supplies Samsung with basebands supporting China's 3G TD-SCDMA standard for its flagship smartphones, the Samsung GALAXY S III, the Samsung GALAXY Note and the recently launched GALAXY Note II.

The SC6530 is the industry's first 2.5G baseband designed with 40nm CMOS process technology. The product integrates Spreadtrum's baseband and RF transceiver technology into a single-chip, simplifying design and reducing overall solution footprint. The SC6530 incorporates an ARM9 processor for high performance and supports quad-band GSM/GPRS, multi-SIM function, HVGA display, H.264 decode and integrates an audio PA. The SC6530 is shipping now in Samsung E1282 (GT-E1282T) and E1263 Trios (GT-E1263B), for sale.

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.