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World's Top Smartphone Vendor Adopts Spreadtrum Smartphone Chipsets

SHANGHAI, China -- December 10, 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 during the fourth quarter, Spreadtrum's smartphone chipset, the SC8810, started shipping in a low-cost TD-SCDMA smartphone from the world's largest smartphone vendor. With this design win, Spreadtrum is now providing the world's top handset maker with TD-SCDMA smartphone chipsets for low-cost smartphones (SC8810), TD-SCDMA modems for flagship smartphones (SC8803), and GPRS/GSM baseband chipsets for feature phones (SC6820) sold to consumers around the world.

Spreadtrum's CEO Leo Li commented, "The adoption of our smartphone platform by the world's top smartphone vendor is a significant milestone demonstrating our ability to deliver smartphone solutions with the quality, technology innovation and cost advantage required by top global manufacturers.

"China Mobile has a vast subscriber base, now numbering more than 700 million subscribers, most of whom are still using 2.5G handsets. This represents a tremendous opportunity as replacement handset buyers begin to consider smartphones for the first time in the coming year. In 2013, we expect the entry level segment for TD-SCDMA smartphones to grow significantly. Our SC8810 smartphone chipset enables our customers to develop low-cost TD-SCDMA smartphones that are attractive and affordable for the first time smartphone buyer."

Spreadtrum's SC8810 integrates a 1GHz Cortex A5 processor, 3D/2D Mali graphics accelerator, a 5 megapixel camera sub-system and supports resolution up to WVGA and wireless connectivity including Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The SC8810 delivers low power multimode TD-SCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM operations with dual-mode automatic switching and supports TD-HSDPA at 2.8Mbps and TD-HSUPA at 2.2 Mbps. The SC8810 is delivered with turnkey Android and systems software.

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.