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November 30, 2015 10:49 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of CSR plc

Company Overview

CSR plc, a fabless semiconductor company, designs and develops semiconductor integrated circuits primarily in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It provides multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for automotive infotainment, document imaging, voice and music, Bluetooth smart, and indoor location. The company sells its products directly to the producers of consumer electronic equipment, as well as to original design manufacturers and distributors. CSR plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom. As of August 13, 2015, CSR plc operates as a subsidiary of Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd.

Churchill House

Cambridge Business Park

Cowley Road

Cambridge,  CB4 0WZ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1999

2,108 Employees


44 12 2369 2000


44 12 2369 2001

Key Executives for CSR plc

Executive Vice President of Operations and Executive Director
Age: 69
Executive Director
Age: 50
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 46
Senior Vice President of the Audio & Consumer Business Unit
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

CSR plc Key Developments

CSR plc(NasdaqGS:CSRE) dropped from NASDAQ Telecom Index

CSR plc will be removed from NASDAQ Telecom Index.

CSR Unveils New Version of Bluetooth Smart Solution

CSR plc has unveiled a new version of its Bluetooth Smart solution for the home - CSRmesh home automation. The latest software release adds sensor and actuator models to build on the original protocol that was designed for lighting control. This makes it possible for developers to deliver a wider range of home automation solutions including control of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, door locks and window sensors. The new flood mesh solution combines a configuration and control protocol based on CSR's proven Bluetooth Smart devices, including the CSR101x family, and allows for an almost unlimited number of devices to be networked together and directly controlled from a smartphone, tablet PC or wearable device. The system does not require a hub or router to function locally, or an end-to-end IP connection which means it offers a simple and seamless user experience. An encrypted network key, combined with other measures, ensures security against eavesdroppers, as well as man-in-the-middle and replay attacks. Importantly, for a positive user experience, CSRmesh for Home Automation significantly extends battery life for sensors and actuators such as door locks. Multiple devices can be easily grouped together with a mains powered proxy device in the group, for example a light bulb, holding data from a battery powered sensor device. This proxy device can then relay that information without 'waking' the battery powered sensor. By doing this, manufacturers can reduce the duty cycle of each mesh device to as little as 2%, ensuring long battery life without any impact to the consumer experience. Some battery powered devices, such as security sensors and light switches, need only wake up when they are triggered by user activation such as a window being opened. At all other times the devices would be in sleep mode, providing extremely long battery life. The solution can provide whole building coverage, even in RF dead zones, without the need to add relays or set up routing tables for each device. It does this by enabling an almost unlimited amount of Bluetooth Smart sensors and actuators to be simply networked together.

CSR plc(LSE:CSR) dropped from FTSE 250 (Ex Investment Companies) Index (GBP)

CSR plc(LSE:CSR) dropped from FTSE 250 (Ex Investment Companies) Index (GBP)

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