SHANGHAI, China, March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) (the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced the commencement of an offering of 8,350,000 American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), each representing six ordinary shares of the Company. The Company will be offering 100,000 ADSs and the selling shareholders will be offering 8,250,000 ADSs. The bookrunners of the offering are Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Barclays Capital Inc. This notice is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States of America. Any public offering of these securities in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that contains detailed information about the issuer, which prospectus may be obtained free of charge from EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Company, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send an investor the prospectus if the investor requests it by calling 1-212-834-4533. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States of America.