CSR’s aptX hi-fi quality Bluetooth stereo is selected for Samsung mobile devices

CSR announces partnership with Samsung to bring outstanding aptX wireless stereo audio to handsets, feature phones, smartphones, tablets and headsets

CAMBRIDGE, England & SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--CSR (LSE:CSR), an industry leader in connectivity, location, and audio platforms, today announced that Samsung Electronics will incorporate CSR’s aptX audio technology into its mobile devices and accessories. This will be the first time that aptX enabled Bluetooth® stereo will be featured in a range of mobile devices and accessories by a global leader in consumer electronics. The innovative aptX audio technology delivers low-latency audio and high-fidelity quality stereo over wireless connections such as Bluetooth.

CSR’s aptX solution has already been adopted by a number of innovative consumer electronics brands as a result of its market-leading Bluetooth audio quality, and now features in a growing array of wireless speaker dock and stereo headphone products.

“Samsung has established a reputation among consumers for the consistent delivery of high performance products that offer genuine innovation and exceptional value,” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President of CSR’s Audio and Consumer Business Unit. “Samsung’s decision to partner with CSR is a defining moment for our aptX solution; highlighting aptX as a true ‘must-have’ feature and one that consumers will start to expect as standard. Consumers everywhere stand to benefit from its superior wireless stereo audio quality.”

CSR aptX delivers outstanding stereo audio quality over Bluetooth connectivity and its full audio-frequency bandwidth matches hi-fi performance. Its low audio coding delay minimises latency effects and ‘lip-sync’ issues making it ideal for use in multimedia devices and it offers backward-compatibility with SBC enabled Bluetooth.

About CSR

CSR plc is a leading provider of multifunction audio, connectivity and location platforms. CSR’s technology portfolio includes Bluetooth, GPS, FM, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11), UWB, NFC and other technologies to enable silicon platforms that incorporate fully integrated radio, baseband and microcontroller elements. CSR’s Connectivity Centre is designed to enhance the user experience with 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.

More information can be found at www.csr.com

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 ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to the incorporation of CSR’s aptX wireless stereo audio technology in Samsung mobile devices and accessories, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘will’, ‘will be,’ ‘will start to expect,’ ‘stand to,’ and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s aptX wireless stereo audio technology in Samsung mobile devices, accessories, and related products. Any future release of CSR’s aptX wireless stereo audio technology in Samsung mobile devices, accessories, related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements 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, otherwise than required by law.

Contacts

EML
Chris King/Alex Perryman
+44 208 408 8000
csr@eml.com
or
Evans Public Relations
Lori Evans
+1 650 200 5891
lori@evanspublicrelations.com

Release Summary

Today CSR announces that it will support Samsung Electronics by incorporating its aptX audio technology into Samsung mobile devices to enable Bluetooth stereo.

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Contacts

EML
Chris King/Alex Perryman
+44 208 408 8000
csr@eml.com
or
Evans Public Relations
Lori Evans
+1 650 200 5891
lori@evanspublicrelations.com