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UTStarcom Names Spansion Strategic Supplier for 2007

Last Updated: January 28, 2008

BEIJING, Jan 28, 2008 -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that it has received the Strategic Supplier Award from UTStarcom (China) Co., LTD for 2007. Spansion is the only NOR Flash memory supplier that has been selected.

The Strategic Supplier Award, UTStarcom's highest form of recognition for its suppliers, represents an important acknowledgement of Spansion's commitment to providing advanced Flash memory solutions and customer support to UTStarcom, a global leader in manufacturing, integration and support of IP-based, end-to-end networking and telecommunications solutions.

"As our strategic supplier, Spansion has made valuable contributions to the successful development of UTStarcom products by providing innovative Flash memory solutions and strong technical support," Jimmy Khoo, senior vice president, global supply chain at UTStarcom. "The exceptional performance of Spansion's product offering, as well as the reliable supply, has enabled us to bring advanced products to market in a timely manner to address the demands of our customers."

Spansion has been the Flash memory supplier of UTStarcom for more than four years, providing a range of MirrorBit(R) technology-based NOR Flash memory products, including a low-density solution for UTStarcom's PHS products targeting the China market, where the market demand for PHS products has been growing significantly. Spansion also provides high-density NOR Flash memory products for UTStarcom's CDMA mobile phone in North America.

Spansion's proprietary MirrorBit technology stores charges in two distinct locations on a non-conducting nitride storage medium to deliver fundamental cost, quality and manufacturing advantages and competitiveness. Spansion recently unveiled its revolutionary MirrorBit Eclipse(TM) architecture that combines MirrorBit NOR, ORNAND(TM) and Quad Flash memory on a single die. Compatible with other MirrorBit based products, the MirrorBit Eclipse architecture can be adopted quickly to empower feature phones and multimedia portable devices with a high performance and help OEMs reduce BOM costs significantly. Spansion is targeting adoption from Chinese OEMs in the near future.

"We are delighted to receive such a significant award from UTStarcom, a well-known multinational corporation and a leader in the networking and communications solution industry," said Gary Wang, corporate vice president and president of Asia, Spansion. "It is a strong endorsement of Spansion's long-term commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective and comprehensive products and services to UTStarcom."

About UTStarcom

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and development operations in the United States, Canada, China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at

Spansion in China

Spansion designs, manufacturers and supplies Flash memory solutions in greater China, working with the top consumer electronics OEMs and wireless handset manufacturers in the region. Spansion has over 1,300 employees located in China with a final manufacturing facility in Suzhou, design centers in Suzhou and Beijing and sales and marketing offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taiwan.

About Spansion

Spansion is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in the wireless, automotive, networking and consumer electronics applications. Spansion, previously a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu, is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

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