Keysight Technologies, Spreadtrum Communications Announce Innovation Center


Companies committed to supporting next generation of mobile communications technologies, including 5G, NB-IoT, MIMO OTA


  • Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center helps mobile device and communication module designers with their design and test service requirements
  • Keysight is dedicated to providing reliable and complete design and test solutions and ensuring its customers achieve their business goals
  • Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight Technologies and Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, joined the opening ceremony, which was held on April 26 in Shanghai

SANTA ROSA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, April 27, 2017

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and Spreadtrum Communications ("Spreadtrum") today announced the Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center, located in Shanghai. The Center further strengthens the strategic partnership between the two companies, first announced in 2016. The Center will provide mobile module design and test services for designers aiming to move forward the next generation of mobile communications innovations. The Center also will have technical consultants available to advise on design and test strategies for handling higher frequencies, wider bandwidths, high-speed digital interfaces, and more complicated test requirements under mixed-signal scenarios.

Spreadtrum is a worldwide top 10 fabless semiconductor company that develops the highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets platforms, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. For more than a year, Keysight and Spreadtrum have been collaborating on LTE, LTE-Advanced, NB-IoT, MIMO, wideband DPD and 5G technologies. This includes the entire product design lifecycle—system level simulations, baseband and radio frequency design and verifications, high-speed digital testing, functional measurement, and more.

The Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center is located at the Yaxin Science Park in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Pudong District. The Center provides an open test platform with the latest Spreadtrum samples, as well as new technology verification services in LTE/LTE-Advanced, NB-IoT, MIPI, MIMO OTA, and more. In addition, the Center will hold on-going technical open-day events in which the semiconductor and measurement experts will deliver the latest technology challenges and solutions, with a goal of accelerating the chip and mobile device product development and testing process.

"The Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center is another milestone to the strategic partnership first announced last year," said Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight Technologies. "Keysight is dedicated to providing reliable and complete design and test solutions that help our customers bring mobile devices and communication modules to market faster and at a lower cost."

"Our collaboration with Keysight will help ensure that our development of wireless technology keeps pace with the rapid change to new standards," said Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "Spreadtrum has always focused on the customer and we expect that this Joint Innovation Center will allow us to develop a platform for test and verification that our customers can use from day one."

Additional Information

For additional information about the Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center, or to schedule a visit, contact Donglin Xu in Shanghai at +86 21 2036-0600 x2042 or at Photos of the opening ceremony are available at

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at

About Spreadtrum Communications

As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum's solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum's customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. Additional information is available at

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