Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Aug 04, 2011, 17:00 ET from Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

SHANGHAI, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company"), a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

SECOND QUARTER 2011 FINANCIAL SUMMARY:

  • Total revenue increased 16.9% quarter-over-quarter and 124.2% year-over-year to US$160.2 million, exceeding the Company's previously guided range of US$152 - 158 million.
  • Gross profit was US$67.2 million compared to US$57.9 million in the previous quarter and US$31.9 million in 2Q10. Gross margin was 42.0% compared to 42.2% in the previous quarter and 44.6% in 2Q10.
  • Cash flows from operations were US$34.5 million, compared with US$26.7 million in the previous quarter and US$35.2 million in 2Q10.
  • GAAP net income was US$32.5 million, compared with US$27.5 million in the previous quarter and US$11.1 million in 2Q10.
  • GAAP net income per basic and diluted ADS was US$0.67 and US$0.60, respectively, an increase from US$0.57 and US$0.50 per basic and diluted ADS, respectively, in 1Q11 and US$0.24 and US$0.21 per basic and diluted ADS, respectively, in 2Q10.
  • Non-GAAP net income was US$35.5 million, compared to US$30.4 million in 1Q11 and US$17.7 million in 2Q10. Non-GAAP net income per diluted ADS was US$0.65, an increase from US$0.55 per diluted ADS in 1Q11 and US$0.34 per diluted ADS in 2Q10.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS:

Commenting on the results, Spreadtrum's Chairman and CEO, Dr. Leo Li said, "We exceeded revenue guidance in 2Q 2011 as quarterly revenue grew in both our 2.5G and 3G product lines, driven by expansion of our footprint in both emerging markets and the China domestic TD-SCDMA market. In TD-SCDMA, our advanced 40 nm platform is delivering advantages in performance and cost that enable us to outperform the competition with standby and talk time better than the 2.5G experience, at a consumer handset cost that is close to EDGE products. We believe that these benefits, combined with a shift in China Mobile purchasing from central procurement tenders to open market distribution, will accelerate overall TD-SCDMA market growth beyond what was previously anticipated. In the 2.5G market, our GSM products passed the rigorous testing process of a top ten global telecom provider, demonstrating that our solutions meet the commercial requirements of the world's top operators. Additionally our acquisition of MobilePeak Holdings, Ltd. ("MobilePeak"), which we expect to close in 3Q 2011, positions us for future growth with new sources of revenue in 2012 in WCDMA market segments. Looking ahead to 3Q 2011, we expect revenue to be in the range of US$172 millionUS$178 million with a flat gross margin of approximately 42%."

Key business highlights include:

  • Secured 50% Market Share in TD-SCDMA:  Spreadtrum increased sales in both China Mobile central procurement tenders and with local procurement distribution channels, and secured new TD-SCDMA design wins with global and domestic tier-1 OEMs.
  • Increased Emerging Market Footprint:  Spreadtrum continued to expand its 2.5G footprint in emerging markets, with customers increasing shipments to India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.  Launched SC6620 and SC6610 solutions incorporating SPI serial flash memory for ultra-low cost multimedia phones, which are now shipping in volume. Passed top ten global network operator's rigorous testing process, marking Spreadtrum an officially certified chip supplier to its device manufacturers.
  • Expanded product portfolio with acquisition of WCDMA vendor:  Spreadtrum acquired a significant stake in UMTS/HSPA+ vendor MobilePeak as point of entry to WCDMA market segments in international and domestic China markets. Added Joe Zou, MobilePeak's president and chairman to Spreadtrum's management team as CTO, along with approximately one hundred people in Shanghai and San Diego.

Further commenting on the second quarter financial results, Shannon Gao, Spreadtrum CFO, added, "Our inventory levels have stabilized in 2Q 2011 following our buildup in the last couple of quarters, and we expect our inventory balance to decrease at the end of 3Q 2011. Although we have been increasing our investment in new product development to drive future growth, both internally and through our recent acquisitions, we expect operating expenses as a percentage of revenue to continue to be stable in the coming quarter. This quarter we also announced a share repurchase program and declared the first quarterly cash dividend. We have completed repurchase of approximately 3.1% of total outstanding shares as of July 31, 2011 and distributed a cash dividend of US$0.05 per ADS on July 26, 2011. We will continue share repurchase activity as the market warrants."

SECOND QUARTER 2011 FINANCIAL REVIEW:

Revenue

Revenue in 2Q11 totaled US$160.2 million, up from US$137.1 million in 1Q11 and US$71.4 million in 2Q10.

Sales volume of 2G/2.5G baseband and radio frequency bundle semiconductors realized in 2Q11 increased 21.0% sequentially and 245.6% year-over-year. Sales volume of 3G bundle semiconductors realized in 2Q11 increased 20.2% sequentially and 65.1% year-over-year.

The average selling price per unit of 2G/2.5G bundle semiconductors in 2Q11 decreased 7.2% sequentially and 20.6% year-over-year. The average selling price per unit of 3G bundle semiconductors in 2Q11 increased 7.5% sequentially and decreased 30.8% year-over-year.

Gross Profit and Margin

Gross profit for the quarter was US$67.2 million, up 16.1% from US$57.9 million in 1Q11 and up 110.9% from US$31.9 million in 2Q10. Gross margin for the quarter was 42.0%, down from 42.2% in 1Q11 and 44.6% in 2Q10. Non-GAAP gross margin, adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, was 42.1%, down from 42.3% in 1Q11 and 44.7% in 2Q10.

Cost of revenue in 2Q11 totaled US$93.0 million, representing an increase of 17.4% from the previous quarter and up 134.9% from 2Q10 levels, which is relatively in line with the increase in sales.

Operating Expense and Margin

The Company's operating margin for the quarter was 21.2%, compared to 20.9% in the previous quarter and 17.7% in 2Q10. The sequential and year-over-year improvements in operating margin were driven primarily by an increase in sales and gross profit, partially offset by higher operating expenses. Non-GAAP operating margin, adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expense was 23.0% in 2Q11, compared to 23.0% in 1Q11 and 26.9% in 2Q10.

Total operating expenses in 2Q11, including selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses and R&D expenses, were US$33.3 million, representing an increase from US$29.2 million in 1Q11 and an increase from US$19.2 million in 2Q10. The sequential rise in operating expenses was primarily due to a decrease in subsidies recognized from government and other parties and an increase in employee compensation and professional service fees, partially offset by decreased engineering expense related to the development of new products. The year-over-year rise in operating expenses was primarily due to a decrease in subsidies recognized from government and other parties and an increase in engineering expense related to the development of new products, employee compensation and intangible asset amortization, partially offset by a decrease in intangible asset impairment loss.

R&D expenses increased 11.7% sequentially and 78.9% year-over-year to US$26.8 million in 2Q11. The sequential increase in R&D expenses was primarily attributable to a decrease in subsidies recognized from government and other parties and an increase in employee compensation, partially offset by a decrease in engineering expense related to the development of new products. The year-over-year increase in R&D expenses was primarily attributable to a decrease in subsidies recognized from government and other parties and an increase in engineering expense related to the development of new products, employee compensation and intangible asset amortization, partially offset by a decrease in intangible asset impairment loss.

SG&A expenses increased 24.1% sequentially and 53.1% year-over-year to US$6.5 million in 2Q11. The sequential and year-over-year increase in SG&A expenses were primarily due to an increase in professional service fees and marketing promotion related expenses.

Non-Operating Income

In 2Q11, the Company recorded interest income of US$1.4 million, flat compared to the previous quarter and up from US$0.8 million in 2Q10. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to investment of a higher balance of cash combined with an increase in deposit saving rate. Interest expense in 2Q11 was US$0.7 million, flat compared to the previous quarter and 2Q10. Other income (net) in 2Q11 was US$2.6 million, compared to US$1.7 million in 1Q11 and US$0.4 million in 2Q10. Other income (net) mainly represented foreign exchange gains and losses.

Net Income

The Company's net income totaled US$32.5 million in 2Q11, compared to US$27.5 million in 1Q11 and US$11.1 million in 2Q10. The sequential increase in net income was primarily due to an increase in sales and gross profit, partially offset by higher operating expenses. Net profit margin was 20.3%, up from 20.1% in 1Q11 and 15.6% in 2Q10. Basic and diluted income per ADS were US$0.67 and US$0.60, respectively, in 2Q11, compared to US$0.57 and US$0.50, respectively, in 1Q11 and US$0.24 and US$0.21, respectively, in 2Q10.

Excluding share-based compensation expenses, the Company's non-GAAP net income for 2Q11 was US$35.5 million, up from a non-GAAP net income of US$30.4 million in 1Q11 and up from US$17.7 million in 2Q10. Diluted non-GAAP income per ADS in 2Q11 was US$0.65, compared with US$0.55 per ADS in the prior quarter and US$0.34 per diluted ADS in 2Q10.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of June 30, 2011, the total balance of cash and cash equivalents and term deposit with maturity dates over 90 days was US$254.9 million, an increase of US$4.8 million from US$250.1 million as of March 31, 2011. The total balance of restricted cash which is available to use when the related expenses occurred and appropriate obligations are satisfied was US$14.7 million, compared with $38.1 million as of March 31, 2011. In 2Q11, the Company generated US$34.5 million in cash from operating activities and used $3.1 million in cash on property and equipment as well as US$4.0 million relating to intangible asset acquisitions. In 2Q11, the Company used US$18.4 million in cash to repurchase its outstanding shares. In 2Q11, the Company used US$35.0 million in cash to acquire a stake in MobilePeak and to provide short-term loan to MobilePeak for the repayment of its outstanding convertible bridge loans. In addition, the Company provided long-term loan of US$2.0 million to MobilePeak to finance its working capital in 2Q11.

Accounts receivable increased by US$1.5 million from US$0.7 million as of March 31, 2011 to US$2.2 million as of June 30, 2011. Average A/R days decreased sequentially from 2 days to 1 day. Inventory as of June 30, 2011 was US$124.2 million, an increase of US$9.9 million from March 31, 2011. Deferred cost consisted of products shipped to customers where the rights and obligations of ownership had passed to the customers, but revenue had not yet been recognized due to pending customer acceptance. Deferred cost decreased from US$83.2 million as of March 31, 2011 to US$78.5 million as of June 30, 2011. Inventory days was calculated based on quarterly average inventory (excluding deferred cost) divided by cost of goods sold. Inventory days increased from 108 days in 1Q11 to 117 days in 2Q11. We expect inventory balance and inventory days to decrease at the end of 3Q11. Total assets as of June 30, 2011 were US$626.1 million, up US$37.3 million from US$588.8 million as of March 30, 2011. The increase in total assets was primarily attributable to increase of US$25.3 million in equity investment, US$10.6 million in prepaid expenses and other current assets, US$9.9 million in inventories, US$9.8 million in loans to an associate company and US$3.4 million in property and equipment, partially offset by decrease in cash, including cash equivalents and long-term and short-term deposits, and restricted cash of US$18.6 million and decrease in deferred cost of US$4.7 million.

Current liabilities increased from US$306.7 million as of March 31, 2011 to US$373.2 million as of June 30, 2011, primarily due to the reclassification of the current portion of long-term loan of US$46.4 million, the addition of US$13.3 million in short-term loan and increases of US$19.2 million in advance from customers and US$2.3 million in accrued expenses and other current liabilities, partially offset by a decrease of US$13.7 million in accounts payable. Long-term liabilities as of June 30, 2011 were US$5.3 million, compared to US$51.0 million as of March 31, 2011. As of June 30, 2011, long-term loan of US$46.4 with a maturity date less than one year was reclassified as short-term loan.

BUSINESS OUTLOOK:

Looking ahead, Spreadtrum expects revenue for the third quarter of 2011 to be in the range of US$172 millionUS$178 million with a flat gross margin of approximately 42%.

WEBCAST OF CONFERENCE CALL:

The Company's senior management will host a conference call at 9:00 pm (Eastern) / 6:00 pm (Pacific) on Thursday, August 4, 2011, which is 9:00 am (Hong Kong) on Friday, August 5, 2011 to discuss the financial results and recent business activities. The conference call may be accessed by calling:

Toll

United States / International

+1-617-786-2961

Hong Kong

+852 30021672

United Kingdom

+44 2073658426 / +44 2073654163 / +44 2073658425

Participant Passcode

"SPRD" or "Spreadtrum"

A telephone replay will be available shortly after the call until August 11, 2011 at (US Toll / International) +1-617-801-6888. Passcode: 62919881.

A live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available in the investor relations section of the Company's website.

DISCUSSION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES:

In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with US GAAP, the Company's earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effects of share-based compensation and other non-recurring items. The non-GAAP financial measures used by management and disclosed by the Company exclude the income statement effects of all forms of share-based compensation.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with US GAAP. The financial results reported in accordance with US GAAP and reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be prepared differently from and, therefore, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The Company provides the presentation of non-GAAP gross margin, non- GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS, all excluding share-based compensation expenses. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations. The non-GAAP diluted earnings per ADS are calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by the US GAAP weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

(in thousands of US dollars, except per share data and percentages)

(unaudited)

Three months ended

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

Change From

2010

2011

2011

2Q10

1Q11

Revenue

71,448

137,072

160,177

124%

17%

Cost of revenue

39,585

79,170

92,976

135%

17%

Gross profit

31,863

57,902

67,201

111%

16%

Operating expenses

    Research & development

14,955

23,949

26,754

79%

12%

    Selling, general & administrative

4,263

5,258

6,525

53%

24%

Total operating expenses

19,218

29,207

33,279

73%

14%

Operating income

12,645

28,695

33,922

168%

18%

Non-operating income (expense)

    Interest income

754

1,279

1,374

82%

7%

    Interest expense

(633)

(699)

(740)

17%

6%

Other income, net

378

1,713

2,597

587%

52%

Total non-operating income

499

2,293

3,231

548%

41%

Income before tax and equity in loss of affiliates

13,144

30,988

37,153

183%

20%

Income tax expense

(1,988)

(3,437)

(4,185)

111%

22%

Equity in loss of affiliates, net of taxes

(29)

(14)

(475)

1538%

3293%

Net income

11,127

27,537

32,493

192%

18%

Income per ADS, basic

0.24

0.57

0.67

Income per ADS, diluted

0.21

0.50

0.60

Margin analysis:

Gross margin

44.6%

42.2%

42.0%

Operating margin

17.7%

20.9%

21.2%

Net margin

15.6%

20.1%

20.3%

Weighted average ADS equivalent: (1)

Basic

46,990,866

48,470,404

48,686,506

Diluted

51,825,499

55,194,680

54,257,201

ADS equivalent outstanding at end of period

47,233,651

48,629,697

47,447,391

(1) Assumes all outstanding ordinary shares are represented by ADSs.  Each ADS represents three ordinary shares.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

(in thousands of US dollars, except per share data and percentages)

(unaudited)

       Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2010

2011

Change

Revenue

123,562

297,249

141%

Cost of revenue

67,996

172,146

153%

Gross profit

55,566

125,103

125%

Operating expenses

    Research & development

26,945

50,703

88%

    Selling, general & administrative

8,514

11,783

38%

Total operating expenses

35,459

62,486

76%

Operating income

20,107

62,617

211%

Non-operating income (expense)

    Interest income

1,363

2,653

95%

    Interest expense

(1,329)

(1,439)

8%

    Other income, net

254

4,310

1,597%

Total non-operating income

288

5,524

1,818%

Income before tax and equity

in loss of affiliates

20,395

68,141

234%

Income tax expense

(2,571)

(7,622)

197%

Equity in loss of affiliates, net of taxes

(111)

(490)

341%

Net income

17,713

60,029

239%

Income per ADS, basic

0.38

1.24

226%

Income per ADS, diluted

0.35

1.10

214%

Margin analysis:

Gross margin

45.0%

42.1%

Operating margin

16.3%

21.1%

Net margin

14.3%

20.2%

Weighted average ADS equivalent: (1)

Basic

46,766,532

48,579,052

Diluted

51,236,488

54,806,954

(1) Assumes all outstanding ordinary shares are represented by ADSs.  Each ADS represents three ordinary shares.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of US dollars)

(unaudited)

As of

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2011

June 30,

2011

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

29,995

97,885

167,510

Restricted cash

18,889

38,074

14,735

Short term deposits

72,921

106,501

87,367

Short-term loan to an associate (2)

-

2,000

9,763

Accounts receivable, net

1,836

742

2,225

Inventories (2)

21,920

114,328

124,230

Deferred cost (2)

27,637

83,208

78,470

Deferred tax assets

1,354

1,687

1,709

Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2)

9,154

18,666

29,291

Total current assets

183,706

463,091

515,300

Property and equipment, net

27,049

30,385

33,828

Acquired intangible assets, net

20,543

36,410

36,517

Equity Investment

7,398

9,761

35,018

Long-term loan to an associate

-

-

2,045

Deferred tax assets

571

798

803

Goodwill

2,000

2,000

2,000

Long term deposits

44,177

45,758

-

Other long term assets

838

578

540

Total assets

286,282

588,781

626,051

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY

Current liabilities

  Short-term loan including current portion of long- term loan

-

-

59,656

Accounts payable

18,785

122,115

108,393

Advances from customers

45,180

120,968

140,156

Income tax payable

5,632

16,489

15,642

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

28,136

47,105

49,397

Total current liabilities

97,733

306,677

373,244

Long term loan

44,177

45,758

-

Other long-term obligations

5,383

5,278

5,277

Total long term liabilities

49,560

51,036

5,277

Total liabilities

147,293

357,713

378,521

Shareholders' equity

138,989

231,068

247,530

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

286,282

588,781

626,051

(2) Certain reclassifications have been made to all periods presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets to conform to the current period presentation. Such reclassifications had no effect on previously reported results of operations or stockholders' equity.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results

(in thousands of US dollars, except per share data and percentages)

(unaudited)

Three months ended

June 30,

March 31,

June 30,

2010

2011

2011

Cost of revenue

39,585

79,170

92,976

  Adjustment for share-based compensation

(91)

(118)

(120)

Cost of revenue (non-GAAP)

39,494

79,052

92,856

Operating income

12,645

28,695

33,922

  Adjustment for share-based compensation within: Cost of revenue

91

118

120

       Research and development

1,176

1,943

2,085

       Selling, general, and administrative

799

770

759

  Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

4,486

-

-

Operating income (non-GAAP)

19,197

31,526

36,886

Net income

11,127

27,537

32,493

  Adjustment for share-based compensation within: Cost of revenue

91

118

120

          Research and development

1,176

1,943

2,085

          Selling, general, and administrative

  Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

799

4,486

770

759

Net income (non-GAAP)*

17,679

30,368

35,457

Income per ADS, diluted

0.21

0.50

0.6

  Adjustment for share-based compensation

Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

0.04

0.09

0.05

0.05

Income per ADS, diluted (non- GAAP)*

0.34

0.55

0.65

Gross margin

44.6%

42.2%

42.0%

  Adjustment for share-based compensation

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

Gross margin (non-GAAP)

44.7%

42.3%

42.1%

Operating margin

17.7%

20.9%

21.2%

  Adjustment for share-based compensation

2.9%

2.1%

1.8%

  Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

6.3%

-

-

Operating margin (non-GAAP)

26.9%

23.0%

23.0%

Net margin

15.6%

20.1%

20.3%

Adjustment for share-based compensation

2.9%

2.1%

1.8%

  Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

6.3%

-

-

Net margin (non-GAAP)*

24.8%

22.2%

22.1%

Operating expenses

19,218

29,207

33,279

 Adjustment for share-based compensation:

          Research and development

(1,176)

(1,943)

(2,085)

          Selling, general, and administrative

(799)

(770)

(759)

Adjustment for impairment loss of long-lived assets

(4,486)

-

-

Operating expenses (non-GAAP)

12,757

26,494

30,435

* There is no tax effect resulting from these adjustment items.

ABOUT SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") is a fabless semiconductor company that develops baseband and RF processor solutions for the 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 solutions based on an open development platform, enabling its customers to develop customized wireless products that are feature-rich to meet their cost and time-to-market requirements. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's continuous expansion of its footprint in both emerging markets and the China domestic TD-CDMA market, the effectiveness of the Company's advanced 40 nm platform in enabling the Company to outperform the competition with standby and talk time better than the 2.5G experience at a consumer handset cost that is close to EDGE products, the Company's belief that the benefits of its TD-SCDMA solutions combined with a shift in China Mobile purchasing method will accelerate overall TD-SCDMA market growth beyond what was previously anticipated, the ability of the Company's solutions to meet the commercial requirements of the world's top operators, the Company's expectations with respect to close its acquisition of MobilePeak in 3Q 2011, the effectiveness of the Company's acquisition of MobilePeak in positioning the Company for future growth with new sources of revenue in 2012 in WCDMA market segments, the Company's expectations with respect to the decrease of its inventory balance at the end of 3Q 2011, the Company's increase in its investment in new product development to drive future growth, the Company's expectations with respect to its operating expenses as a percentage of revenue continuing to be stable in the coming quarter, the Company's continuing share repurchase activity as the market warrants, and the Company's expectations with respect to revenue for the third quarter of 2011 being in the range of US$172 million - US$178 million with a flat gross margin of approximately 42%. The Company uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements are forward-looking in nature and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual market trends and the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continuing competitive pressure in the semiconductor industry and the effect of such pressure on prices; unpredictable changes in technology and consumer demand for mobile phones; the rate at which the commercial deployment of TD-SCDMA technology will grow; the Company's continuous expansion of its footprint in emerging markets; the Company's ability to sustain recent rates of growth; the Company's ability to implement effective inventory strategy; the state of and any change in the Company's relationship with its major domestic and international customers and Chinese government agencies; the Company's ability to successfully complete the projects of the Chinese TD-SCDMA operator; and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in China. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please consider the information contained in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 6, 2011, as amended, especially the section under "Risk Factors" and such other documents that the Company may file with the SEC from time to time, including on Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release, and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations

Tel: +1-650-308-8148

Email: ir@spreadtrum.com

Web: http://www.spreadtrum.com

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