CSR aptX® Audio Codec Technology Licensed by Sony

  CSR aptX® Audio Codec Technology Licensed by Sony

  Consumer Electronics Giant Launches Its First aptX-Powered Products at CES
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Business Wire

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- January 8, 2013

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced it has signed a multi-year
licensing agreement with Sony Corporation (TYO: 6758, NYSE: SNE) to enable the
consumer electronics giant to incorporate CSR aptX® audio codec technology
into a new generation of high-fidelity Bluetooth® audio accessories. Sony® is
incorporating the CSR aptX technology and associated CSR Bluetooth® audio
chips in a range of exciting new speaker product offerings to ensure the best
possible Bluetooth stereo audio listening experience, and is introducing its
first aptX-powered products at the International CES 2013.

“Sony is one of the truly iconic consumer electronics brands and its adoption
of the CSR aptX codec marks a significant milestone in this technology’s
evolution as the de facto industry standard for streaming high-fidelity audio
over Bluetooth links,” said Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP at CSR. “From
the transistor radio to the compact disc to the Walkman® music player and
more, Sony has been at the forefront of audio innovation for more than half a
century, and we are delighted that it has now chosen to implement aptX into a
range of new speaker products for 2013 and beyond.”

CSR aptX audio codec technology enables the delivery of CD-quality stereo
audio wirelessly over Bluetooth connections and is at the heart of many of the
world’s most popular consumer electronics products.

For a complete listing of current CSR aptX source and client products, please
visit:
http://www.csr.com/technology-solutions/av/audio-products-powered-by-csr-aptx

All CSR’s news at CES can be found on its online press kit:
http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/2013-International-CES/CSR/

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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
aptX audio codec technology, CSR’s Bluetooth® audio chips and other CSR
products and technology, and their performance characteristics in Sony®
speaker product offerings and other consumer electronic products, 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 aptX audio codec technology
and CSR’s Bluetooth® audio chips, and their performance characteristics in
consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future
release of CSR’s aptX audio codec technology, CSR’s Bluetooth® audio chips and
other CSR products and technology 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 forward-looking statements represent
the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon
numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment
in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown
risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are
beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from
time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors
or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s
web site http://www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of
the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or
revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than
required by law.

Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to CSR.

"Sony" and "WALKMAN" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony
Corporation.

Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access®, WPA®, WPA2®, Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ and Wi-Fi Multimedia™ are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Other products, services and names used in this document may have been
trademarked by their respective owners.

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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