GlobalPlatform Welcomes Spreadtrum Communications Inc. as Latest Member

Jan 19, 2016, 19:00 ET from Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

SHANGHAI, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalPlatform today announces that its membership continues to grow, with the addition of Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as its latest Participating Member.

Based in Shanghai, and servicing a global customer base, Spreadtrum is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer that develops advanced mobile chipset platforms for smartphones and consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communication standards.

As a Participating Member, Spreadtrum has elected to contribute to the association's Device Committee, assisting its work to manage, develop, maintain and evolve specifications for the trusted execution environment (TEE).

In addition, Spreadtrum will engage in GlobalPlatform's Mobile Task Force; a group which works to evaluate the business and market requirements of the secure mobile services ecosystem and ensure an agreed and workable application management infrastructure is established.

"With the prominence and utilization of GlobalPlatform Specifications in China increasing significantly, it is essential that our products comply with the latest standards," comments Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO at Spreadtrum. "Through our engagement with GlobalPlatform, we aim to enhance our knowledge to deliver more advanced, secure and interoperable solutions to a wider range of customers."

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: "2015 marked another year of substantial interest in the TEE across Asia. To continue to advance and accelerate the development of the TEE ecosystem in China, GlobalPlatform is committed to the establishment of a robust testing and certification framework. Our TEE Compliance Program continues to grow and the TEE Certification Program is a key priority for 2016. We look forward to utilizing Spreadtrum's expertise and regional insight to further advance these initiatives and the deployment of secure mobile services across Asia."

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About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform defines and develops specifications to facilitate the secure deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its standardized infrastructure empowers service providers to develop services once and deploy across different markets, devices and channels. GlobalPlatform's security and privacy parameters enable dynamic combinations of secure and non-secure services from multiple providers on the same device, providing a foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. 

GlobalPlatform is the international industry standard for trusted end-to-end secure deployment and management solutions. The technology's widespread global adoption across finance, mobile/telecom, government, premium content, automotive, healthcare, retail and transit sectors delivers cost and time-to-market efficiencies to all. GlobalPlatform supports the long-term interoperability and scalability of application deployment and management through its secure chip technology open compliance program.

As a non-profit, member-driven association, GlobalPlatform has cross-market representation from all continents. 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. For more information on GlobalPlatform membership visit

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

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