CSR’s SiRFatlasVTM Multifunction SoC Platform Powers the New Mio® PND Product Line

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Mio Deploys CSR’s SiRFatlasV SoC and TriG RF based Highly Integrated Multi-GNSS Platform for New-Generation of Personal Navigation Devices

Cambridge Silicon Radio

CSR plc today announced that Mio Technology Corporation (Mio), a leading maker of mobile GPS devices, has extended its strategic collaboration with CSR, deploying CSR’s SiRFatlasVTM SoC and TriG RF-based platform to provide the multimedia and navigation capability for its new-generation line of personal navigation devices (PNDs).

The new line is the latest member of Mio’s popular line of PNDs targeted at mainstream consumers. With the addition of CSR’s SiRFatlasV and TriG RF technologies, the new PNDs offer extremely high-performance location and multimedia capabilities to enable users the ability to quickly and accurately find where they want to go, anywhere in the world.

SiRFatlasV is a multifunction GNSS-enabled system processor delivering high levels of integration, performance, cost-effectiveness and power efficiency, enabling manufacturers to create high-volume, value-priced consumer navigation and location-aware products. The SiRFatlasV ARM 11 and DSP dual-core architecture delivers high performance GPS, high-MIPs application computing and robust multifunction capabilities on a single chip to reduce system cost and size while speeding time to market. This high degree of integration reduces parts count and bill of material (BOM) costs, power requirements and PC board size while simplifying design and speeding development and time to market. SiRFatlasV includes CSR’s hibernation technology, delivering the ability to navigate in a heart-beat and provides superior location and navigation performance via CSR’s multi-GNSS system support.

In addition, the SiRFatlasV processor can be seamlessly integrated with CSR's audio and connectivity platforms incorporating a broad range of technologies: Bluetooth®, Bluetooth low energy, Wi-Fi®, echo cancellation, noise suppression, FM receive and transmit and more. Mio can easily combine them as needed for different product categories in the future.

The platform includes the TriG RF advanced radio frequency (RF) front end radio chip which supports the U.S. GPS, Russian Glonass, European Galileo, and Chinese Compass systems. The multi-GNSS capability of TriG RF provides users with optimal location performance in myriad worldwide markets. In Russia and China, PNDs supporting local GNSS technologies like Glonass and Compass may have advantages in avoiding tariffs and expanding selling channels.

“CSR has a long and productive relationship with Mio, having delivered the location and connectivity functions for many of their products since 2002, including PDAs, PNDs, pocket PCs and more,” according to Rob Yeh, Director of Marketing for CSR’s Automotive Products Group. “We are very pleased that Mio has adopted our complete system platform for the new line of PNDs and we look forward to delivering more advanced CSR technologies to Mio product lines in the future.”

Visit the CSR booth at CES 2012 (South Hall Upper #30337) to see a demonstration of consumer products powered by CSR.

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About Mio

Mio develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The brand was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio currently employees 900+ employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 38 countries and territories.

It is Mio’s, prediction that mobile life and mobile business will be the main-stay of life in the future. Mio’s brand tagline, “Explore More”, focuses on changing the way people experience the world and letting users know that they can explore the world easily and freely.


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 SiRFatlasV SoC and TriG RF-based multimedia and navigation technology, and their performance characteristics in customer's personal navigation devices, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ’will,’ ‘deliver,’ 'can offer', 'to enhance,’ ‘to enable,’and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR’s SiRFatlasV SoC and TriG RF-based multimedia and navigation technology, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s SiRFatlasV SoC and TriG RF-based multimedia and navigation 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.

Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and licensed to CSR.

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