CSR plc has opened a new Research and Development (R&D) facility in Bristol to drive further innovation in wireless connectivity. The new site, which opened last month, is intended to support customers helping them to differentiate their products in areas including automotive, wearable devices and audio.
Since the opening of CSR’s original R&D site at the Bristol & Bath Science Park in 2012, the size of the team has grown to 33 employees and CSR expects to continue this expansion. The new R&D facility, at Almondsbury in Bristol, will better support the needs of the existing team and enable growth over the coming years. This expansion will create a number of job opportunities in the local area, especially for graduates from South West universities.
“At CSR, we’re passionate about developing cutting-edge technology that helps our customers turn great ideas into products, and to do that we need to invest strategically in R&D,” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President, Business Group at CSR. “That’s why we’re opening this new, larger facility in Bristol. Bristol has a vibrant technology scene and with high quality universities that are developing the next generation of engineering talent on our doorstep it is a great place to expand our R&D capabilities.”
The new facility will have the objective of strengthening CSR’s technology expertise to support its product roadmap for both connectivity and audio chipsets. Work at the facility will include system engineering, software and digital design and architecture verification. The team will also be working on the integration of solutions on key technology platforms.