SHANGHAI, CHINA: Spreadtrum Communications Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in both 2G and 3G wireless communications standards, announced that its newest TD-SCDMA baseband chip, the SC8802G, is shipping in Samsung's top-of-the-line GALAXY S II smartphone targeting China Mobile subscribers.
Designed with 40nm CMOS silicon technology, the SC8802G is the newest chip in Spreadtrum's SC88xxG series for the TD-SCDMA market. Spreadtrum's advanced 40nm platform delivers groundbreaking levels of performance and integration while simultaneously reducing power consumption, delivering standby and talk times that are a first in TD-SCDMA 3G.
Spreadtrum's SC8802G enables TD-HSUPA, TD-SCDMA as well as GSM, GPRS and EDGE operation and supports TD-HSDPA at 2.8Mbps, TD-HSUPA at 2.2Mbps. In combination with Spreadtrum's RF transceiver, the SR3200LS, which is also shipping in the Samsung GALAXY S II, the SC8802G achieves a small modem footprint of less than 530mm2 enabling slim, sleek designs.
"We are honored to be selected by Samsung as a TD-SCDMA baseband chip supplier," said Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum's president and CEO. "We are seeing accelerating growth in the TD-SCDMA market as handset features and performance and network coverage align with consumer preference and expectations. Handsets such as Samsung's GALAXY S II will raise the bar in terms of what consumers can expect from a 3G experience."