We are pleased to announce that as of August 13, 2015, Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has completed its acquisition of CSR plc. For more information, please see the press release .

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CSR Joins Qualcomm

We are pleased to announce that as of August 13, 2015, Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has completed its acquisition of CSR plc. 

This opens exciting new possibilities for our customers with combined solutions for automotive and the Internet of Everything that will help enable the innovations of the future.  

About CSR - a history of "doing the impossible"

In 1999, a small group of engineers had a Big Idea – to create a Bluetooth® product on a single chip. Everyone said that it couldn’t be done, but they went ahead and did it anyway. And that was how CSR was born.
From those early beginnings, CSR transformed and extended its reach beyond world-leading expertise in Bluetooth technology, to become a diversified platform provider at the very center of the Internet of Everything (IoE).
We've helped device manufacturers bring industry-changing new ideas to market quickly, with connectivity solutions that take ideas further, challenge the status quo, and deliver outstanding experiences that consumers appreciate.

Platform Advantage

CSR offers customers a platform advantage, which comes as they build on our proven technology base and are able to spend limited resources and development time on valuable innovations instead of chip integration and design. More than singular solutions, we develop robust product platforms combining silicon, software, and services to give customers real competitive advantage. This enables a more compelling consumer experience and reduces time to market. We offer a flexible, feature-rich foundation to develop great products quickly, and go beyond chip-level connectivity to deliver a complete platform for success.

Proven Pioneers

We are proven pioneers in connectivity with a long history of success and industry firsts. In complex, demanding markets like audio and automotive, we are the go-to resource for solving the toughest connectivity challenges, such as power consumption, latency, and interoperability. Our market-tested solutions provide a starting point for ongoing innovation. With our expertise in Bluetooth, location, connectivity and audio to draw upon, our expert engineers can provide a faster path to market as they collaborate with customers to solve for ‘what’s next’.

Product Differentiation

We focus on delivering high quality connectivity experiences that help differentiate devices. Whether manufacturers want to achieve the highest fidelity sound or the most precise location finding, we know that off-the-shelf components aren’t enough. We work collaboratively with our customers to find the optimized solution that addresses their specific needs. More than features and functionality, we focus on making the most of the end user experience. Our platforms perform consistently under the most rigorous testing requirements and in the millions of real-world connections they enable each and every day.

CSR - Fast Facts

Year Founded: 1999, Cambridge, UK.
Solutions for Industry: Audio and Home Entertainment; IoE; Connected Car; Connected Wearables; Health and Fitness
Acquisitions & Mergers: UbiNetics; Nordnav Technologies; Cambridge Positioning Systems; SiRF Technology Holdings; APT Licensing; Zoran Corporation; RECIVA Internet Radio
Core Technologies: Voice & Music, Bluetooth® Smart, Location, and Document Imaging
Customers: Our customers include many of the world’s most desirable consumer electronics and automotive brands

Voice & Music

Delivering amazing audio with wireless audio technology platforms that provide exceptional sound and remove all the barriers to an immersive consumer listening experience

Automotive Infotainment

Making the vehicle a better place by combining wireless connectivity, location and audio technology to create immersive in-car infotainment that delights drivers

Bluetooth® Smart

Combining disruptive thinking, a hunger for innovation and powerful Bluetooth Low Energy platforms to simplify the complex challenge of developing breakthrough wireless products quickly

Indoor Location

Providing highly accurate location services that transform people’s mobile lifestyles - both indoors and out

Document Imaging

Providing innovative, cost-optimised document imaging platforms that deliver feature-rich printers that operate seamlessly with the latest PCs and mobile devices

Our customers are our partners and together we push the boundaries of innovation to get unique products to market quickly that are smart and feature rich.