CSR joins the Mopria Alliance as an executive member

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Printing platform provider will work alongside Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox to advance standards in the era of mobility
13 Jan 2014
Cambridge, UK and San Jose, California, USA

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announces it has joined the Mopria Alliance as an executive member. Its alliance membership will allow CSR to actively participate in the selection and development of mobile printing standards in an era of increased mobility. CSR will join members including founders Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox to help work towards a seamless mobile printing experience for consumers. 

The aim of the Mopria Alliance is to bring together leading global technology companies to pursue the goal of providing simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. CSR joins as the only global vendor which can provide a complete SOC, connectivity and software solution that supports all major print formats.

“As a leading provider of mobile printing technology to printing manufacturers, CSR is ideally placed to proactively contribute to the Mopria Alliance,” says Neil Epstein, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Document Imaging at CSR. “IDC Research has forecasted that by 2015 50% of smartphone owners and 58% of tablet owners will utilise mobile printing. The challenge for printer manufacturers is twofold; to enable convenient printing from mobile devices as a direct substitute for printing from a PC and, in the longer term, to open up new use cases such as initiating print jobs from wearable devices.”   

The Mopria Alliance is an ideal forum for CSR to further its vision of making mobile printing easy and reliable. CSR is focused on making it simple for people to locate and wirelessly connect with printers and reliably get the printed output they want.

CSR provides a range of mobile solutions, including:

  • IPS™ Universal Print Interpreter – the industry’s most widely adopted print language software, handling all standard formats
  • DirectOffice® – software that directly renders Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents into high-fidelity output, without the need of a PC
  • UniFi®Wi-Fi® devices – power-efficient, single-chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi solutions
  • Quatro® processors – highly integrated system processors that cover a broad product range including single-function printers, multi-function printers

For more information on CSR’s printing solutions please visit: http://www.csr.com/products/application/printers

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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 www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc.

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 not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR’s mobile solutions, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronic products, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘will,’ ‘can deliver,’ offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,’ ‘enables,’ 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s mobile solutions, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s mobile solutions or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its customers 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, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s web site http://www.sec.gov. 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.

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