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SMK to Demonstrate Bluetooth® Smart TV Remote Controls Based on CSR µEnergy® Platform at International CES 2013

  SMK to Demonstrate Bluetooth® Smart TV Remote Controls Based on CSR µEnergy®
  Platform at International CES 2013

  Smart TV Remote Controls Boast Advanced Functionality with Ultra-Low Power
             Consumption Enabling “Batteries for Life” Operation

2013 International CES 2013 International CES:SMK Electronics

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 10, 2013

SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of OEM components,
remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, and CSR plc (LSE: CSR)
(NASDAQ: CSRE), a global provider of innovative silicon and software
solutions, today announced that the companies will demonstrate new Bluetooth®
Smart-enabled advanced remote controls this week at International 2013 CES,
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #20661.

Incorporating CSR’s CSR1001™ and CSR8510™ A10 chip solutions (single- and
dual-mode Bluetooth low energy solutions optimized for human interface
devices), SMK’s Bluetooth Smart-enabled remote controls incorporate advanced
capabilities including pointing gesture recognition, low-latency voice command
and device-to-remote “back channel” communications. Additionally, SMK’s
Smart-enabled remotes are up to six times more energy efficient than models
using earlier Bluetooth technology.

“We are pleased to be working closely with CSR through our SMK Europe Group in
the development of advanced remote control capabilities and user interface
options,” said Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Corporation. “The
Bluetooth 4.0 Smart communications protocol, in conjunction with CSR’s
innovative µEnergy platform, creates the beginnings of a robust RF remote
standard – supplying our customers worldwide with new remote control
functionalities and user interface options; while delivering non-line-of-sight
operation and extended battery life.”

“Next generation Smart TVs and set-top boxes, with their expanding universe of
user programming and control options, will require advanced consumer remote
controls powered by a standards-based RF technology,” added Anthony Murray,
Business Group SVP of CSR. “Working with SMK, CSR’s µEnergy platform for
Bluetooth, specifically our CSR1001 and CSR8510 A10 solutions, is perfectly
positioned to meet this need, providing innovative functionality while
facilitating interactions with other home devices including Smart TVs,
smartphones and tablets.”

CSR’s µEnergy Platform for Remote Controls

The CSR µEnergy® platform, optimized for remote control and wireless keyboard
applications, provides all the components necessary to create a Bluetooth
Smart product--with RF, baseband, microcontroller, qualified Bluetooth 4.0
stack, keypad scanning hardware and customer application running on a single
CSR1001™ chip.

With Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology, Smart devices can operate for years
on a single set of batteries. The CSR µEnergy platform for Bluetooth Smart
uses the recently adopted HID Over GATT Profile (HOGP) to enable TV and
set-top box control functions without compromising ease-of use and signal
responsiveness. HOGP also enables communications between a Bluetooth  Smart
and a host device, such as that between a remote control and a Smart TV,
set-top box or tablet.

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

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture
of remote control solutions. Producing more than 70 million units annually,
SMK Electronics, in coordination with SMK’s European division, the SMK Europe
Group, is uniquely positioned to help its global customers offer advanced
digital entertainment services through the development of remote control
devices that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features.
For more information, visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK
Corporation.

Cautionary Note on CSR Forward Looking Statements

Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to CSR. Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access®,
WPA®, WPA2®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ and Wi-Fi Multimedia™ are trademarks of
Wi-Fi Alliance. Other products, services, and names used in this document may
have been trademarked by their respective owners.

Contact:

SMK Electronics Corporation
Keith M. Roberts
Marketing Communications Manager
805-987-6662 x 206
kroberts@smkusa.com
www.smkusa.com
or
CSR plc
David Mann
PR Manager
+44 2890 463-140
david.mann@csr.com
www.csr.com
 
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