CSR is a leading provider of multi-function semiconductor platforms for the auto, camera, document imaging, low-energy connectivity, and wireless voice & music markets - as well as semiconductors for the handset and many other consumer electronics markets. The core expertise is in the areas of audio, connectivity, location and imaging technologies. The technology portfolio includes: Bluetooth® and Bluetooth® Smart; Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and GPS location products; FM radio; Wi-Fi; Near-Field Communication (NFC); audio and associated codecs; and imaging and next-generation video processing technologies.
In recent years, CSR have pursued a strategy that has brought about significant diversification of the capabilities and the markets they serve. They have moved beyond the design and supply of single technology semiconductor products and related software solutions to a global business providing innovative and multifunction platforms that provide the core functionality of many consumer products. CSR combined organic growth, particularly in voice & music and gaming businesses, with acquisitions, including most recently those of SiRF in 2009 and Zoran in August 2011.
The strategy of developing leading platform solutions is an important part of CSR future growth and they continue to look to provide technology and solutions that will meet the needs of a wide range of consumer electronic devices which require enhanced audio, connectivity, deep-indoor location and image quality.