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GCT Semiconductor LTE Single-Chip
Powers Coolpad Quattro 4G Smartphone for MetroPCS


Coolpad Quattro™ 4GSan Jose, CA September 4, 2012 GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that its 4G LTE single-chip, GDM7240, powers Coolpad’s new smartphone, the Coolpad Quattro™ 4G Android™ smartphone, now available at the U.S.’ leading no-annual-contract wireless service provider MetroPCS.

The new Coolpad Quattro 4G phone utilizes MetroPCS’s 4G LTE network, and includes features such as a 1GHz dedicated Cortex A8 CPU, 4” WVGA display, music player, and audio enhancements such as DTS Envelo. This new phone allows for fast Internet browsing and streaming media at blazing-fast 4G LTE speeds.

“Coolpad selected GCT’s LTE chip for our new 4G LTE device because of GCT’s good performance and chip maturity,” said Eric Li, senior product manager, Coolpad. “We believe GCT’s chip is ideally suited to support Coolpad in the development of our brand strategy in the U.S. market. Coolpad is committed to delivering on our promise to help our customers benefit from live smart experiences.”

“We are very excited to be part of this smartphone launch,” said Dr. Kyeongho “KH” Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “Being selected by Coolpad and MetroPCS for this project further validates the maturity and competitiveness of GCT’s LTE single-chip solution.”

GCT’s GDM7240 has been selected for commercial use in terminal devices deployed by the leading LTE operators in the U.S. and various other markets worldwide. GDM7240 is a field-proven LTE single-chip solution ideally suited to meet the rapidly growing demands for higher data speed, low power consumption, higher mobility, enhanced applications and global roaming.

About Coolpad Americas

Coolpad is a leading smartphone brand in Asia. Its manufacturer Yulong (Shenzhen) has been in business for over 18 years and is the original inventor of the dual system handset which has become a de facto standard for mid to high end mobile phones in Asia and other global markets. Coolpad Americas, headquartered in San Diego California, is the US subsidiary of the group.

About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile solutions. GCT’s products are system-on-a-chip solutions that integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions onto a single die for the 4G LTE and WiMAX markets. GCT was the first to commercialize single-chip solutions for LTE and WiMAX. GCT’s proprietary technology and system-level expertise enable it to provide complete 4G platform solutions, which are differentiated by their small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit


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