CSR plc provides multifunction semiconductor platforms for the consumer electronics market. The company designs and develops semiconductor integrated circuits (chips), including platforms, and software, and subcontract to independent third parties the manufacture (wafer fabrication, packaging and test) of its products. Markets and Products The company focuses on five strategic end markets in its Core business group – Automotive Infotainment, Imaging, Voice & Music and the two new markets of Bluetooth Smart and Indoor Location. SiRFstarlV GSD4e WLCSP is a complete navigation processor built on a low-power RF CMOS single-die, incorporating the baseband, integrated navigation solution, software, ARM7 processor, and RF functions. SiRFprimall is the latest member of the CSR family of location SoCs with integrated GNSS, designed to bring the location, connectivity and multimedia experience of a tablet computer to mainstream automotive dashboards. The Quatro 5300 system processor is an integrated single-chip controller solution that manufacturers can use to develop a range of differentiated printer products. The company’s DirectOffice software enables printers to produce high-fidelity output from Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF documents when printed from a mobile device. The company offers VibeHub and VibePlayer networked solutions. VibeHub delivers versatility for sourcing audio from home networked PCs, Bluetooth enabled devices, and even cloud-based sources, routing audio throughout the home to one or many speakers. VibePlayer complements this as a simple playout device. The company’s platform solutions for soundbars, home theatre systems and other devices incorporate its family of MAPX multimedia applications processors, in addition to its CSR86xx series of Bluetooth streaming products. CSR’s Bluetooth Smart platforms combine software and hardware elements for a range of applications. SiRFstarV and SiRFusion platforms represent a new approach to location and navigation, supplementing traditional GPS location signals with other information such as other satellite systems, multiple radio systems, and various sensors, like accelerometers, gyros and compasses. The system enables touchless deployment and is not dependent on any new infrastructure installation. The company is engaged in multiple customer trials in handset and asset tracking markets. Customers The company sells directly to the producers of consumer electronic equipment, as well as to original design manufacturers and distributors. Research and Development During 2013, the company spent $273.1 million on research and development activities. Significant Events In April 2014, CSR plc, a provider of multifunction connectivity, audio, and location platforms, has announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd., which produces electronic devices, including switches, potentiometers, sensors, encoders and touchpads, will integrate CSR's aptX codec in its automotive connectivity modules. The collaboration will enable Alps' OEM customers to offer CD-like audio quality for Bluetooth Stereo streaming. History CSR plc is a company incorporated in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006.
csr plc (CSR:London)
Cambridge Business Park
Cambridge, CB4 0WZ
Phone: 44 12 2369 2000
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