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SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) ("RDA Microelectronics" or the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency (RF) semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") received a preliminary, non-binding proposal letter (the "Unigroup Proposal") from Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. ("Unigroup"), an operating subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co. Ltd., a solely state-owned limited liability corporation funded by Tsinghua University in China, pursuant to which Unigroup proposes to acquire the Company for US$18.00 in cash per American Depositary Share of the Company (the "ADSs," each ADS representing six ordinary shares of the Company). A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Appendix 1.
At the time of its delivery of the Unigroup Proposal to the Board on October 25, 2103, Unigroup requested the Board to refrain from disclosing the Unigroup Proposal to the public during a 21-day period and indicated to the Board that Unigroup may retract the Unigroup Proposal if the proposal was disclosed. On November 7, 2013, Unigroup notified the Board that it withdrew its requirement for confidential treatment of the Unigroup Proposal.
The Board is continuing its review and evaluation of the Unigroup Proposal and the previously disclosed acquisition proposal from Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. No decision has been made with respect to the Company's response to either proposal or other potential strategic alternatives. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to either proposal or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.
About RDA Microelectronics
RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless system-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product portfolio currently includes baseband, radio-frequency front-end modules, power amplifiers, transceivers, Bluetooth system-on-chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM combo chips, FM radio receivers, set-top box tuners, analog mobile television receivers, CMMB mobile television receivers, walkie-talkie transceivers and LNB satellite down converters. For additional information, please see the Company's website at
Appendix 1 – Unigroup Proposal
Friday October 25
The Board of Directors RDA Microelectronics, Inc. 6/F Building 4, 690 Bibo Road Pudong District, Shanghai, 201203 People's Republic of China