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Spreadtrum Wins the First Prize in National S&T Development Awards

Feb 27, 2007

Feb 27, 2007 - Spreadtrum Communications' project Research and Development of Spreadtrum GSM/GPRS Baseband Chip Key Technology won the first prize in 2006 National Science and Technology (S&T) Awards.

Chinese government has set up the National Science-Technology Awards to give the supreme honors to those units or individuals who have make significant contributions on technology development, research, inventions, applications, etc. The candidates are reviewed and evaluated by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The results are approved by the State Council and finally signed by Chinese President.

Dr. Wu Ping, the Spreadtrum CEO, accepted the award from Vice President Zeng Qinghong on the annual national S&T prize awarding ceremony. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Congress Premier Wen Jiabao with other senior leaders attended the ceremony.

Spreadtrum developed single chip baseband processor for GSM/GPRS, which employs the state-of-the-art SoC design technology, integrates multiple functions like digital, analog, power management and multimedia functions into single chip with the reduced size and power consumption. With the cutting edge technology it provides a stable, open and cost-effective platform.

Spreadtrum's GSM/GPRS chips have been in volume production since 2003, which covered various range of cell phone market from basic phone to high end multimedia cell phone. Up to now, Spreadtrum have over 40 customers including not only Chinese main brand manufacturers but also customers from Southeast Asia and South America. Spreadtrum enjoys the growing wireless mobile phone markets in China.