Spreadtrum Announces Volume Shipments of 28nm Quad-Core 5-mode LTE and WCDMA SoC Platforms

Spreadtrum’s quad-core 5-mode LTE (SC9830A) and WCDMA (SC7731G) SoC platforms adopted by leading global brands for China and global markets

SHENZHEN, China, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications ("Spreadtrum"), a leading fabless semiconductor in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communication standards, today introduced two new quad-core SoC platforms, the SC9830A, which supports 5-mode LTE, and the SC7731G, which supports WCDMA, both designed with 28nm process technology. Spreadtrum further announced that it has achieved volume shipments of these new smartphone solutions, which are now shipping in handsets launched by leading global brands designing smartphones for both China and global markets.

Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum, commented, "Our newest 5-mode integrated LTE SoC enables our customers to design competitive products with advanced features, addressing the growing demand for global LTE mobile devices. This highly integrated platform coupled with advanced semiconductor process technology delivers a cost-effective solution for LTE mobile devices."

The SC9830A integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 application processor at speeds up to 1.5GHz and supports TD-LTE, LTE FDD, TD-SCDMA/HSPA(+), WCDMA/HSPA(+) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE multimode communication standards with dual-SIM dual-standby capability. The chip further integrates a dual-core ARM Mali 400MP for 2D/3D graphics acceleration and a NEON multimedia processing engine and multi-standard multimedia accelerators, supporting 1080p HD video and a 13 megapixel camera.

The SC7713G integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 application processor at speeds up to 1.3GHz and supports WCDMA/HSPA(+) and dual GSM/GPRS/EDGE communication standards with dual-SIM dual-standby capability, 1080p HD video and an 8 megapixel camera.

Both solutions integrate with Spreadtrum’s WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM connectivity chip, support Android 5.X and are offered as a turnkey platform which includes Spreadtrum’s customizable user interface, applications and options.

About Spreadtrum Communications

Spreadtrum Communications 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.  Spreadtrum is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.