China-based wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications has become Samsung's newest supplier.
Spreadtrum's QS520 GSM/GPRS and QS1001 EDGE transceivers have been designed into Samsung's mobile phone models that are to be shipped internationally. The company says it has commenced volume shipment of these two products to Samsung.
Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's president and CEO, stated, "We have developed competitive GSM/GPRS and EDGE transceivers, and it feels great to have a world-class customer confirm this. We will work with Samsung to achieve a smooth ramp-up of these products and cooperate with Samsung in future products."
The Spreadtrum QS520 GSM/GPRS and QS1001 EDGE chips are among the most advanced in the industry in terms of radio performance and power consumption.