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K-Touch Adopts Spreadtrum's Smartphone Platform





SHANGHAI, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 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 K-Touch has adopted Spreadtrum's 1GHz TD-SCDMA smartphone platform, the SC8810. The K-Touch T800 and T580, TD-SCDMA smartphones based on the SC8810, are designed to address the needs of the mass market consumer.  Both models have completed China Mobile's certification testing in preparation for commercial launch.

"K-Touch has been a promoter of 3G smartphones for many years," said Mrs. Rong Xiuli, president of K-Touch."The K-Touch T800 and T580, which are based on Spreadtrum's smartphone platform, deliver stable performance and abundant applications, meeting the needs of Chinese consumers for rich applications and an excellent consumer experience. We will continue to bring high performance mobile terminals to the Chinese market in collaboration with Spreadtrum."

Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's president and CEO, said, "We have a close relationship with K-Touch, which has allowed us to support them in the release of high performance smartphones and help further promote the rapid development of the TD-SCDMA market in China. As a chip provider, we focus on the delivery of smartphone platforms with strong performance and high-end features, that are easy to design in and allow our customers to get their products to market faster. " 

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.



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