CSR Partners with ARM to Bring Connectivity and GPS to mbed™ Community

  CSR Partners with ARM to Bring Connectivity and GPS to mbed™ Community

 Partnership Enables the Developer Community to Rapidly Create Devices Using
     CSR’s Wide Portfolio of Connectivity and Location Solutions with the
                     Flexibility of ARM Microcontrollers

embedded world 2014

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- February 26, 2014

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announces that it has joined the ARM®
mbed™ platform, an industry venture designed to nurture the growth of the
Internet of Things (IoT), as a component partner. The partnership provides the
mbed community access to CSR Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi® and GPS
connectivity solutions and makes it easy for them to be integrated into
existing microcontroller projects.

The ARM mbed IoT device development platform is an initiative which provides
hardware and software building blocks to developers, lowering the barrier of
entry for rapid development of Internet-connected products and concepts based
on ARM microcontrollers. The project also enables easy integration of
connectivity and software components.

As a component partner, CSR is providing access to its world-leading range of
connectivity and location solutions. CSR will be working to provide the mbed
community with simple software access to its desirable wireless connectivity
technologies including GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Developers can take advantage of the diverse peripheral options offered by the
ARM microcontrollers available from multiple vendors such as NXP, ST, and
Freescale on the mbed platform and use CSR solutions to accelerate swift
development of a vast array of IoT applications.

“Whether a developer wants to build a consumer wireless home security system
or requires connection for sensors to an industrial control system, this
partnership gives them simplified connectivity coupled with total flexibility
of microcontroller selection,” says Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President,
Business Group at CSR. “With so many diverse devices being made that will be
connected to the Internet, as well as with each other, this partnership
reflects our commitment to ease developers’ efforts in getting their connected
products to market quickly, easily and cost-effectively.”

“The ARM ecosystem is a cornerstone in the Internet of Things and the mbed
platform being built together with our partners will play a vital role in
accelerating the development of connected devices based on the ARM
architecture,” said Simon Ford, director of IoT platforms, ARM. “Lead partners
such as CSR who are contributing a portfolio of connectivity and location
solutions to mbed make these fundamental technologies accessible to
developers. This is important to enable the growing community of entrepreneurs
and intrapreneurs who are bringing the Internet of Things to life and shaping
digital connectivity across industry, infrastructure and society.”

The first connectivity and Bluetooth Smart add-on solutions for mbed will be
demonstrated at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg from February 25 – 27,
2014, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS location solutions following later in the
year.

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 optimized
for the automotive navigation and infotainment, document 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
blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc.

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
Bluetooth® Smart platforms, Wi-Fi® and GPS systems solutions, and their
performance characteristics in consumer electronic products, and other future
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the performance characteristics of CSR’s Bluetooth® Smart platforms, and their
performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their
potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s Bluetooth® Smart
platforms, Wi-Fi® and GPS systems solutions or consumer electronics products
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Contact:

US:
March Communications
Nate Hubbell, +1-617-960-9857
csr@marchpr.com
or
UK:
Rocket Communications
Russell Lindsey, +44(0)845 370 7024
csr@rocketcomms.net
 
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