Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

General Information
CategoryConsumer Electronics/Devices
Phone+44 1223 692000
DescriptionGlobal leader in wireless technology


Global Headquarters
Churchill House
Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road
Cambridge, CB4 0WZ, GBR
US Headquarters
1060 Rincon Circle
San Jose, CA, CA 95131




TOTAL $18.9M
Venture Round, 9/2002
Scottish Equity Partners



CSR is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market. We help to transform the lives of motorists, photographers, music lovers, mobile phone users and other gadget-loving consumers.

CSR is dedicated to finding simple solutions to complex problems. Using our track record working with leading brands, our highly skilled engineers develop world-class technologies that realise the potential of a wide range of devices to make peoples’ lives and experiences easier, richer and more varied.

Our energies are focused on five sectors:

  • Voice and music, including headsets, speakers and docks for high definition wireless experiences
  • Location, helping to bring the outdoors in and allowing people to find their way around airports or shopping centres for example
  • Automotive infotainment, driving innovative solutions for the auto industry with the integration of smartphones and in-vehicle systems
  • Bluetooth® Smart, capitalising on low energy connectivity for a range of devices
  • Imaging (cameras and printers), delivering integrated connectivity, location and imaging

CSR is at the forefront of developing semiconductors and software for a host of world-leading technology platforms and standards, including Bluetooth®, GPS and other location technologies, FM radio, Wi-Fi®, Near Field Communication and numerous others.

As the demand for our products has grown, and the range of devices and applications proliferated, we have expanded into new markets including voice, music and gaming. To reinforce our commitment, we have acquired companies in these sectors including SiRF in 2009, aptX® in 2010 and Zoran in 2011.

Recent Milestones




  1. MachineShop Comes Out Of Stealth With $3M Funding From Customers To Offer Middleware For Internet Of Services ( [edit]
  2. Scottish Equity Partners Source [edit]
  3. A $679M deal: CSR and Zoran merge to create consumer chip powerhouse ( [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 3/20/14

Revision History RSS Picture


Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize »

TechCrunch Posts TechCrunch Logo Small Picture

Techmeme Posts Techmeme Logo Small Picture

External Links

CrunchBase API


Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy