CSR and Intel to collaborate to take PC connectivity to the next level
Industry leaders join hands in bringing the latest bluetooth standard for wireless communication to the PC market
CAMBRIDGE, UK - CSR plc (LSE: CSR) announced it is collaborating with Intel Corporation to jointly develop a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi combination solution for the PC market, as part of CSR’s ongoing selective partnership strategy. This will support the latest Bluetooth standards to enable new usages and improve the performance of the next generation of laptops, netbooks and other mobile devices. The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi combination solution is being designed to enable users to synchronise content such as music, photos and contact information with their PCs in a fraction of the time it takes for the same operation today. The resulting products are expected to benefit the computer industry through the combination of CSR’s industry-leading Bluetooth technology, and market-leading Wi-Fi technology from Intel.
“Intel is the leader in overall PC platforms, and we look forward to working with them on the development of these new high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products,” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President of the Audio and Consumer Business Unit at CSR. “We believe this product collaboration can bring significant benefits of the latest Bluetooth technology to mainstream consumers using PC platforms worldwide.”
The product collaboration is consistent with CSR’s strategy of selective partnerships to further extend the benefits of its connectivity and location technologies to mainstream consumers and is intended to strengthen the company’s position in the PC connectivity market.
“As handheld, mobile and peripheral devices with Bluetooth are increasingly inter-connected to notebooks, our customers want the familiar interoperable connectivity experience,” said Aicha Evans, General Manager of Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group. “We are working closely with CSR to integrate its best-in-class Bluetooth technology into our award winning wireless roadmap and look forward to bringing the benefits of this collaboration to our customers and consumers.”
CSR was the first company to qualify a Bluetooth v3.0 + HS product, and in 2009 CSR achieved more Bluetooth design wins than all of its competitors combined.
CSR is a leading provider of multifunction connectivity, location and audio platforms. CSR’s technology portfolio includes Bluetooth, GPS, GNSS, FM, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11), UWB, NFC and other technologies to enable platforms that incorporate fully integrated radio, signal processing and microcontroller elements along with appropriate algorithms and software to enrich user experience.
CSR’s Connectivity Centre is designed to enhance the user experience in mainstream mobile devices by intelligent integration of multiple wireless connectivity and location-awareness technologies. CSR’s Location Platforms are complemented by wireless connectivity and multimedia capabilities for high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications.
CSR’s technology has been adopted by market leaders into a wide range of mobile consumer devices such as mobile phones, automobile navigation and telematics systems, portable navigation devices (PNDs), wireless headsets, mobile computers, mobile internet devices, GPS recreational devices, digital cameras, mobile gaming, plus a wide range of personal and commercial tracking applications. CSR acquired SiRF on June 26, 2009, and SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. became a member of the CSR group of companies.
More information can be found at www.csr.com.
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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 ‘forward-looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to product collaboration with Intel Corporation concerning a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi combination solution for the PC market, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR.
These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘can,’ ‘will,’ ‘are expected to,’ ‘being designed to,’ ‘enabling’ and other similar expressions regarding the product collaboration between CSR and Intel and the performance characteristics of the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi combination solution for the PC market. There can be no assurance of a future commercially released product developed in connection with the collaboration with Intel, market acceptance of such product, or the timing of any such release and the collaboration described in this release should not be considered firm commitments or assurances by CSR (nor Intel) or any guidance or forecast of future business or revenues, and should not be relied upon in making investment decisions. Such forward-looking statements contained in this release represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein, other than as required by law.
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