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Activist investor Jana Partners calls for Qualcomm break-up

Activist investors in chip giant Qualcomm are reportedly calling for a break-up of the semiconductor biz in order to boost its stock price. Jana Partners, which owns a $2bn (£1.4bn) stake in the biz, is calling on Qualcomm to spin off its chip unit from its patent-licensing operation, according to a letter to Jana investors …
Kat Hall, 13 Apr 2015
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Chipzilla of the mobile world Qualcomm wants to slurp Brit vendor CSR... for £1.6bn

UK Bluetooth specialist CSR looks set to wed Qualcomm Inc, after the mobile chip giant said it had agreed to buy the company for £1.6bn ($2.5bn). San Diego-based Qualcomm said that the acquisition would allow it to beef up the firm's Internet of Stuff and car entertainment businesses. The company's chief Steve Mollenkopf said …
Team Register, 15 Oct 2014
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Brit chip biz CSR rebuffs US takeover bid from Microchip Technologies

Fabless Bluetooth chip firm CSR, the second biggest chip design company in Cambridge, has rebuffed a takeover bid by customer and partner Microchip Technology. The failed bid has trigged another round of CSR thinking about putting itself up for sale, and given its history of a roller-coaster share price, now might be a very …
Simon Rockman, 29 Aug 2014

New Bluetooth tech lets you control 4 BILLION lightbulbs at once

Are you in charge of 4.1 billion lightbulbs? Do you need to control each one of them individually? Yes? Then get your hands on the latest development from Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR). The CSR mesh protocol uses Bluetooth low energy with device-to-device communications to allow one bulb to speak to the next. The technology …
Simon Rockman, 9 Jul 2014
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Bluetooth Smart dev board hits US, UK for sub-$100

Bluetooth chip maker CSR has what it hopes will be an attractive Christmas gift option for hardware hackers and makers: a low-cost development board for Bluetooth Smart applications based on µEnergy silicon. CSR is launching the product, the CSR10X0 Starter Development Kit today. The board comes with a full SDK for developing …
Tony Smith, 17 Dec 2013
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But it's only wafer thin: Skinniest keyboard EVER is designed by Camby biz

Wireless technology specialist CSR has come up with the world's thinnest touch keyboard, which is less than 0.5mm thick. Ultra thin keyboard The ultra-thin keyboard The flexible Bluetooth-capable interface can change any surface into a keyboard or extend the touchscreen of tablets and smartphones, CSR said. The Cambridge- …
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WTF is... Weightless?

Weightless, the would-be world standard that allows devices to talk to devices without human intervention, reaches its first major release milestone this spring. Version 1.0 of the technology specification is set to be published in March or April and then it will be able to begin making the much-hyped but yet to be delivered ‘ …
Tony Smith, 21 Jan 2013
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Just what you needed: A cell phone with a remote control. No, really

Bluetooth has achieved its dream of being in a remote control, sadly it’s a remote for a mobile phone and not a TV, but surely a step in the right direction. The keyring-sized LG One Key can be used to find one's Optimus VU2 handset, fire up the camera for self-portraits and even control music playback, though with only one …
Bill Ray, 21 Nov 2012

Samsung swoops on Brit chip biz CSR, grabs talents'n'patents

A British chip-design company has sold its mobile and GPS location-finding tech wing to Samsung for $310 million (£198m). Cambridge-based biz CSR sealed the deal today, according to a regulatory notice from the London Stock Exchange. It will shift 310 employees, and an attractive sheaf of patents, over to the South Korean …
Anna Leach, 17 Jul 2012

UK chip design house strides across pond

So CSR is supplying the CEO, the CFO and the chairman, the headquarters stay in Blighty and the shares stay on the London markets. But really, it's a merger, honestly... CSR and Zoran are merging, with California-based Zoran getting a couple of seats on the board (one reserved for the company's founder) while CSR provides …
Bill Ray, 23 Feb 2011
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CSR slots Zoran into connected future

Cambridge-based CSR is merging with the Californian Zoran Corporation, creating a top 10 fabless electronics company with chip designs for wireless connectivity and video processing. The deal will see Zoran valued around $679m, and Zoran shareholders ending up with 35 per cent of the combined company. That's thanks to a CSR- …
Bill Ray, 21 Feb 2011
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Socitm: IT crucial in coping with cuts

The public sector IT professionals' association (Socitm) has said the sharp cuts in public spending will give IT a stronger role in public services Socitm has released a statement following the publication of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which cut central government funds by an average of 19 per cent and subsidies …
Kable, 22 Oct 2010
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SMEs, tech vendors scrabble for morsels of comfort in CSR

George Osborne left small business lobbyists spluttering today over the lack of an explicit commitment to helping SMEs in the Comprehensive Spending Review. Meanwhile, tech vendors reacted with a flurry of pre-canned statements, mainly claiming that their products and services are just the thing to help hard-pressed public …
Joe Fay, 20 Oct 2010
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Osborne details painful cuts for UK

After months of phoney war, George Osborne has detailed the coalition's battle plan to beat Britain's £109bn deficit, confirming hundreds of thousands of casualties across the public sector. The Chancellor also announced sweeping reforms to the welfare system, saying "fairness" is the government's guiding principle. Osborne …
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Corporate social responsibility - ya gotta love it

Three papers plucked from the Reg White Paper Library this week - all about aspects of governance, regulation and all round squeaky cleanness. Six technology tactics to promote corporate social responsibility This paper from Epicor lays out the conceptual ground rules that underpin corporate social responsibility (CSR). The …
Team Register, 9 Jun 2009

Bluetooth headsets to get dual mics

Adding a second microphone to a Bluetooth headset significantly improves its ability to capture speech by making it more effective at noise cancellation and suppression, according to Australian audio software developer Dynamic Hearing. The company has added a multi-mic feature called VoiceField to its Atlas audio processing …
Bryan Betts, 10 Jun 2007
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Nokia pounces on Qualcomm in Euro courts

No sooner has Qualcomm tied up a briefcase full of patent litigation with Broadcom, than Nokia has weighed in with a raft of European suits against the CDMA vendor. Qualcomm and Nokia already have outstanding Qualcomm-initiated litigation working its way through the courts. Now the Finnish mobile giant has upped the ante by …
Joe Fay, 20 Mar 2007

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