Tag Archives: Spreadtrum

Intel Said to Get Spreadtrum Shares for US$1.5 Billion

27 Aug

Intel, which was previously urged to acquire Taiwan’s MediaTek to beef up the growth of its mobile chip business, is rumored to spend US$1.5 billion to purchase 20 percent of Spreadtrum shares, according to Weibo user 52RD. A couple of analysts confirmed the information, while some revealed that Intel’s investment included authorizing Spreadtrum its Core CPU. (more…)

Global Baseband Chip Revenue Ranking: Mediatek Remains in Second Place, Spreadtrum Rises Past Intel for the First Time

30 Jun

Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications has recently made a respectable run in the baseband chip industry, replacing Intel to become the third largest baseband chip maker in the world. The emerging company is currently only behind Mediatek and Qualcomm when it comes to revenue, but isn’t in any position to challenge their dominance just yet. (more…)