Apr 27, 2004
Shanghai, China - April 27, 2004 -Spreadtrum today announced that Spreadtrum has developed the world's first multi-mode TD-SCDMA/GSM/GPRS baseband chipset and will be available in Q4, 2004. In addition, Spreadtrum also showcased its GSM/GPRS baseband chipsets and modules which have been adopted by Chinese handset manufacturers.
Spreadtrum's focus on TD-SCDMA is intended to take advantage of the considerable opportunities in the world's fastest growing economy and cellular market. The TD-SCDMA standard, primarily aimed at the Chinese market, will deliver broadband wireless data rates enabling operators to migrate from existing GSM/GPRS networks to third-generation functionality without major infrastructure changes.
"The development of the new (TD-SCDMA) chip will help push forward the industrialization of the TD-SCDMA, an original communications standard of China for third-generation mobile telecommunication, in the country," said Mr. Jiang Shoulei, head of the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association.
Shanghai Vice mayor Yan Junqi and many municipal government officials attended the conference and commended on Spreadtrum's success in GSM/GPRS market and new breakthrough in TD-SCDMA bottle neck SoCs.