Spreadtrum Announces the Opening of the Spreadtrum Shenzhen Center for Innovation in Engineering

Spreadtrum opens a test and certification center, the first of its kind in domestic China, to help customers accelerate the launch of their mobile devices

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, today announced the official opening of the Spreadtrum Shenzhen Center for Innovation in Engineering Center. The Center, now available to local customers, delivers a broad range of test and certification offerings that will help mobile device makers accelerate their product launches and strengthen the quality of their product offerings. At the opening, hundreds of guests from the government, customers and media participated in the ceremony and toured the Center.

The Center is located in the hi-tech park in Nanshan district, Shenzhen, adjacent to Spreadtrum’s customers. There are ten functional laboratories in a 500m2 area which can also support the certification processes for devices launching on the networks of ‘ domestic and global operators. This one-stop shop for test and certification not only helps customers accelerate their product launches, but also provides them with trusted certification results that can further the development of relationships with operators as well as domestic and overseas handset brand customers.

"For manufacturers, good quality means vast test equipment expenditure," said Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications. "The Spreadtrum Shenzhen Center for Innovation in Engineering is groundbreaking in its ability to provide comprehensive testing resources to handset makers. The combination of Spreadtrum’s global field test experience with comprehensive test equipment can help our customers further accelerate time to market and meet the quality demands of the global market."

About Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.,

Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("Spreadtrum") is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smart phones, 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. Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd.

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