SOURCE: China TechFaith

China Techfaith

December 22, 2009 08:00 ET

TechFaith Further Penetrates International Market

Ships Analog TV Phone to a Leading Mexican Cellphone Network Operator

BEIJING--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith") today announced its further penetration of the international market with the shipment of an analog TV phone in significant volume to one of Mexico's leading cellphone network operators.

The high-end GSM phone features an analog TV function, creating a powerful communications and entertainment platform. Consumers can also use the mobile phone as a surveillance monitor. The model started shipping into Mexico in the third quarter. Based on positive operating and consumer feedback, TechFaith is optimistic that it will receive additional orders to cover major countries across Latin America.

Mr. Defu Dong, Chairman and CEO of TechFaith, commented, "This is a great phone offering consumers a power entertainment and communications platform at a reasonable price. We are very pleased with initial sales, demand for continued orders, and our further penetration of the important Latin American market. We expect to launch more innovative products into the Latin American market in the first half of 2010, given the considerable opportunity there for us to increase our ODP business."

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) is a China-based original developed product provider focused on the original design and sales of mobile phone products. TechFaith is also striving to build a leading PC and online gaming business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, 798 Entertainment Limited. 798 Entertainment Limited currently engages in providing self-developed as well as co-developed and licensed cell phone contents.

--  TechFaith engages in the development and production of middle to high
    end handsets and tailor made handsets.  TechFaith's original developed
    products include: (1) multimedia phones and dual mode dual card handsets of
    multiple wireless technology combination such as GSM/GSM, GSM/CDMA,
    GSM/WCDMA, GSM/TD-SCDMA and UMTS/CDMA; (2) Windows-based smartphones and
    Pocket PC phones; and (3) handsets with interactive online gaming and
    professional game terminals with phone functionality.
--  With the capability of developing Middleware Application MMI/UI
    software on 2G/2.5G(GSM/GPRS, CDMA1X), 3G(EV-DO, WCDMA/UMTS, TD-SCDMA) and
    3.5G(HSDPA) communication technologies, TechFaith is able to provide
    Middleware Application MMI/UI software packages that fulfill the
    specifications of handset brand owners and carriers in the global market.
    For more information, please visit
--  TechFaith is targeting both the mobile and online PC gaming markets
    through its websites and with gaming content
    developed internally, co-developed and licensed from third parties.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "outlook" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and strategic and operational plans of TechFaith and management quotations contain forward-looking statements. TechFaith may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about TechFaith's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Contact Information


    In China:
    Jay Ji
    China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited
    Tel: 86-10-5822-8390

    In the U.S.:
    David Pasquale
    Global IR Partners
    Tel: +1 914-337-8801