CSR Announces Newest Universal Print Interpreter Software – IPS™ Adds Support for Latest Apple® and Google® Wireless

  CSR Announces Newest Universal Print Interpreter Software – IPS™ Adds
  Support for Latest Apple® and Google® Wireless Protocols

          Faster, easier printing from any device, anytime, anywhere

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CAMBRIDGE, UK & SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- December 12, 2012

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced the latest version of its
IPS™ Universal Print Interpreter – the only market-proven software that
supports all major print languages and protocols, including printing from
Google’s Cloud Print and Apple iOS devices. This latest generation of CSR’s
Universal Print Interpreter software, IPS 2012.2, ensures that printers can
handle print jobs from the widest variety of sources, including desktop PCs,
tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices, on-premise and cloud-based ERP
systems as well as graphic arts and engineering applications.

Wireless device users and OEMs are placing increased emphasis on the ability
to print from tablets and smartphones, and IPS 2012.2 enables rapid
introduction of printers that comply with new wireless printing protocols from
major wireless device and device operating systems, including Apple and
Google. By incorporating all major print languages into a single architecture,
the IPS Universal Print Interpreter is designed to provide OEMs with a highly
efficient solution that has superior performance, reduced memory footprint and
the lowest integration cost. CSR’s IPS software is used by the top printer
manufacturers around the world, including Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox, HP, Oki,
Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox.

For Apple driverless printing, IPS 2012.2 optimises handling of the PDF files
generated by Apple’s Quartz® 2D rendering subsystem, and includes extensions
for other print formats used by Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems. IPS
2012.2 also includes extensions to receive print jobs directly via Google’s
Cloud Print protocol.

IPS interpreters have emerged as the industry’s most widely-adopted PDL
interpreters, and enable OEMs to deliver colour and monochrome printers and
multifunction devices capable of printing complex, graphics-rich documents
without losing time, quality or data.

“IPS 2012.2, on the strength of its wireless-printing capabilities and ease of
integration, has already had significant impact among printer OEMs,” said
Anthony Murray, SVP Business Group, CSR. “With this latest version, these
manufacturers can quickly offer their users the widest possible number of
printing options while making printing from wireless devices – whether from
Apple, Google or others – far easier than ever before.”

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About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the
location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised
for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging,
connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions
to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology
domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that
includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and
broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable
its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders
in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found
at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people
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CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain statements (including statements
concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or
performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and
constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United
States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR’s
IPS Universal Print Interpreter software, and their performance
characteristics in wireless device and device operating systems, including
Apple and Google, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR.
These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘will,’
‘can deliver,’ offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,’ ‘enables,’ 'designed to' and
other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s
IPS Universal Print Interpreter software , and their performance
characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects
on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s IPS Universal Print Interpreter software
or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products
or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are
subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be
implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its
customers and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such
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Contact:

US:
Lori Evans
Evans Public Relations
+1 (650) 200-5891
csr@evanspublicrelations.com
or
UK:
Sally Brown
Rocket Communications
+44(0)845 370 7024
csr@rocketcomms.net
 
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