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Spreadtrum Joins Forces with Qianxun Weizhi to Accelerate the Industrialization of the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System


Spreadtrum Communications ("Spreadtrum"), a leading fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards, announced a strategic cooperation with Qianxun Weizhi, an open positioning service platform, at the Computing Conference in Hangzhoutoday.

The two firms plan to leverage their respective advantages in technology, marketing and expertise in positioning service platforms, and combining with cloud computing, data technology and the present ecosystem, to build a complete eco-industry chain for positioning services and to promote the commercial development of Chinese BeiDou Satellite Navigation System.

Qianxun Weizhi owns the BeiDou Ground Base Enhancement System (BGBES), a network consisting of a series of ground base stations, an operating system and a precision positioning system, as well as the core algorithm and extensive experience in managing internet networks. As part of the strategic cooperation, Qianxun Weizhi will provide Spreadtrum's platforms with FindNow, a standardized augmentation of a global navigation satellite system (A-GNSS) that supports three major satellite systems, A-BDS/A-GPS/A-GLONASS, high precision differential positioning services as well as extended ephemeris technology. Based on its present core platform, Spreadtrum will support Qianxun Weizhi in terms of service interfaces and, at the same time, leverage its advantages in the marketing of mobile communication chips and the technology behind the Beidou navigation chip, in a move to expand the application market for Beidou and to improve the positioning service industry across China.

"We feel honored to cooperate strategically with Qianxun Weizhi." Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, said, "Spreadtrum, with its leading technology and market advantages and as the first chip manufacturer inChina to apply Beidou navigation technology on mobile terminals on a mass scale, looks forward to joining hands with Qianxun Weizhi and providing our users with more products and solutions based on high precision positioning service technology."

Qianxun Weizhi CEO Mr. Chen Jinpei commented, "Every public service can have on hand a wide variety of hardware and applications, which can give the appearance of a provider of with a phenomenal position in the market. A basic public service just needs software with more capabilities and that delivers a better experience, which, in the end provides more value. Spreadtrum is Qianxun Weizhi's core chip provider partner, facilitating our ability to deliver the service level that we need to deliver. The cooperation with Spreadtrum has expanded the range of applications available on the Qianxun Weizhi service platform and holds significant meaning in terms of helping us accelerate the commercial development of BeiDou and the build out of related applications."