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Denon Selects aptX® Codec for New Globe Cruiser Bluetooth® Headset Line

aptX deployments in consumer wireless audio continue to grow at an astonishing rate

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CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that Denon Electronics, a provider of high-quality home and personal audio products, has licensed the CSR aptX audio codec for its new Globe Cruiser(TM) line of Bluetooth stereo headsets in order to deliver the best possible Bluetooth listening experience to its customers, giving them the freedom of wireless sound without compromising on audio quality. The Globe Cruiser models incorporating aptX technology include an on-ear device for $499 and an in-ear model for $179; both come with noise cancellation, Apple® controls on the earpieces, and embedded microphones, among many other features.

"For the past 100 years, Denon Electronics has consistently delivered audio excellence to its customers through a myriad of audio products, and is known for doing exhaustive consumer research into sound quality," said Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP of CSR. "CSR aptX technology is the de facto standard for superior Bluetooth audio streaming, and by selecting it, Denon has ensured their customers will experience the best possible Bluetooth stereo sound. Denon products are the latest addition to the aptX ecosystem, which continues to grow at an astonishing rate."

Other recent aptX milestones include deployments in products from Samsung, including tablets and headsets, as well as from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Monster, Sennheiser, Creative, and many others. CSR aptX audio coding technology solves the problem of inferior Bluetooth audio quality, delivering improved, high-fidelity sound comparable to the CD quality consumers have come to expect from their electronic devices and home entertainment systems.

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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 CVCTM 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 http://www.csr.com/. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, YouTube or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc

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