China Fabless: Resurgent Spreadtrum looks to expand
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
9/17/2012 10:04 AM EDT
SHANGHAI, China Spreadtrum Communications has emerged as one of China's hottest fabless companies, along with RDA Microelectronics, prompting talk here of a potential merger between the two.
Fueled by a rapidly growing demand for low-cost smartphones here and its 55 percent share of China's TD-SCDMA wireless market, Spreadtrum is riding high. Seeking a breakout for China's nascent fabless sector, observers here are even speculating about a potential Spreadtrum/RDA merger. Neither company, both based here, are confirming the rumors.
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