SHANGHAI -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. announced Tuesday (June 19th) that the company’s TD-SCDMA baseband modem, the SC8803G, and its RF transceiver, the SR3200, are designed into Samsung's latest TD-SCDMA smartphone – Galaxy S III(GT-I9308). The Samsung model, featuring TD-SCDMA modem as required by China Mobile – is shipping now.
Spreadtrum pulled off a huge turnaround in 2011, by leveraging its lead in the TD-SCDMA market in China.
In 2011, the company made $674 million in revenue, 95 percent increase over the previous year. Spreadtrum is expecting revenues to grow to more than $700 million this year.
In a recent interview with EE Times, Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum, said that Spreadtrum has grabbed five design wins among six TD-SCDMA smartphone models selected by China Mobile in May, 2012. A “MediaTek chip got designed into only one model,” noted Li, referring to its Taiwan chip rival.
-How Leo Li led Spreadtrum's turnaround