Dec 12, 2007
Shanghai, China, December 12, 2007 - On December 6, 2007, Peking University ('PKU') and Spreadtrum Communications ('Spreadtrum') held a ceremony to unveil the new Peking University - Spreadtrum Joint Laboratory. Representatives from the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association ('SICA'), Pudong Science and Technology Commission, and Shanghai Zhangjiang (Group) Co., Ltd. attended the unveiling ceremony held at Peking University's Shanghai Research Institute of MicroElectronics ('SHRIME'), located at the Zhangjiang Technology Park, in Pudong, Shanghai.
Dr. Yuhua Cheng, a Dean and professor at SHRIME, presided over this ceremony. Dr. Ping Wu, CEO of Spreadtrum, and Dr. Yangyuan Wang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a professor at Peking University, each delivered a speech during the ceremony.
Dr. Wu said that the establishment of PKU-Spreadtrum Joint Laboratory should strengthen the cooperation between Spreadtrum and PKU in the commercialization of PKU's education and research. As one of China's leading wireless baseband chipset providers, Spreadtrum's advantages in technology, funds and industrialization would be greatly enhanced by this cooperation, given PKU's strengths in scientific research, talent resources, and accumulated information base. Setting up the Joint Laboratory would push the development of IC design technology and cultivate more senior talents for China's IC industry.
Dr. Yangyuan Wang expressed thanks to the Pudong Science and Technology Commission, Shanghai Zhangjiang Group, and Spreadtrum for their support of SHRIME. He said that the setup of the PKU-Spreadtrum Joint Laboratory would exert great influence on the development of China's IC industry and that he is confident that the unique cooperation between Spreadtrum and PKU will drive the development of China's IC industry to a higher level.
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Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; 'Spreadtrum') is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets baseband processor solutions for the mobile wireless communications market. Spreadtrum combines its semiconductor design expertise with its software development capabilities to deliver highly-integrated baseband processors with multimedia functionality and power management. Spreadtrum has developed its solutions based on an open development platform, enabling its customers to develop customized wireless products that are feature-rich and meet their cost and time-to-market requirements.
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