Spreadtrum acquires Telegent Systems

Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Telegent Systems, a provider of semiconductor and software solutions for the reception of live, broadcast television on mobile phones. Spreadtrum does not expect significant impact to either its cash position or operating expenses as a result of the transaction.

“Broadcast mobile TV is a popular feature with consumers in emerging markets, which is a target market segment for Spreadtrum and one in which we are experiencing rapid growth,” said Dr. Leo Li, president and chief executive officer of Spreadtrum.  “The acquisition of Telegent enhances the value proposition we can deliver to the supply chain serving this market segment from handset manufacturer to end market brand and accelerates our international footprint.”

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