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GSA Names CSR as Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company

CSR plc, today announced that it has been named “Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company” by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). The GSA is a non-profit semiconductor organisation, founded in 1994, to be the voice of the global semiconductor industry.

“We are deeply honoured to be named the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s ‘Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company’,” said Joep van Beurden, CEO of CSR plc. “This award validates our continuing commitment to develop pioneering silicon and software for a host of world-leading technology platforms and standards for the consumer electronics market.”

As a global organisation, the GSA recognises companies headquartered in Europe / Middle East / Africa and Asia-Pacific. Award winners are chosen by the leadership council of each respective region and are semiconductor companies that demonstrate the most strength when measuring products, vision, leadership and success in the marketplace.

About GSA

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe.

About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at


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