Onkyo Licenses CSR aptX® Audio Codec for New Audiophile Products

aptX Delivers High Fidelity Sound for Onkyo's New CS-245BT "Colibrino"(TM) CD Hi-Fi Mini System and UBT-1(TM) USB Adapter

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CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that another name in audio excellence, Onkyo, has chosen the CSR aptX audio codec to deliver wireless audio over Bluetooth® with high fidelity sound quality. Onkyo has deployed CSR aptX initially in two products: its UBT-1 adapter and its CS-245BT "Colibrino" CD Hi-Fi Mini System.

The UBT-1 is a USB adapter allowing Bluetooth-enabled wireless phones, tablets, and other devices to stream music directly to networked receivers through a USB port, utilising CSR's aptX technology to deliver high quality audio. Likewise, the new CS-245BT CD "Colibrino" Hi-Fi Mini-System, a high quality, compact personal audio system featuring Bluetooth audio connectivity, uses aptX to deliver superior wireless audio performance.

"For audio leaders such as Onkyo - in the business of delivering superior sound to audiophiles since 1946 - there was only one choice when they came to implement Bluetooth connectivity into their product range. That choice was CSR aptX," said Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP of CSR. "Companies of Onkyo's calibre and distinguished history are now adopting CSR aptX to maintain their commitments to customers in providing sound quality that is as authentic as is possible, and is further evidence that aptX is continuing to redefine the market for wireless audio streaming."

This announcement is further evidence of the rapid acceleration in the industry adoption of aptX. Other recent aptX milestones include deployments in products from Samsung, HTC and Beats - to name just a few. 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.

CAUTIONARY NOTE ON 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 aptX audio codec technology, and their performance characteristics in the Klipsch Image ONE Bluetooth stereo headphones and other 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 aptX audio codec technology, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR's aptX audio codec technology 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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