CSR has opened its new Automotive Systems Development and Applications Centre in Ingolstadt, Southern Germany. CSR acquired the facility, which was built by TEMIC Telefunken Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH, a provider of RF system solutions for auto-infotainment and consumer products, as part of its merger with Zoran Corporation last year. Close to the major German automotive OEM’s and Tier One suppliers, the Ingolstadt facility is also only a short distance from CSR customers in the automotive centres throughout Europe.
The facility will be the in-vehicle test and validation centre for all CSR automotive technologies, ensuring the company’s automotive customers get the best possible performance from its connectivity, location and SoC technologies.
“The Ingolstadt Automotive Centre has been specifically designed, built and staffed with very experienced engineers targeting the automotive market,” said Charlie Lesko, Senior Vice President for CSR’s Automotive Business Group. “CSR has been committed to the automotive market over a decade by offering our industry-leading connectivity, location, telematics and infotainment solutions. The investment in this facility is a strong indication of CSR’s ongoing commitment to this business and is a key part of our growth strategy. The facility and staff will enable us to offer local support as well as unique services to our automotive customers in Europe.”
The experienced RF, hardware and software engineering team based at the new facility will allow CSR to continue to expand support and access for German and European customers to the entire CSR automotive product portfolio including location, connectivity and infotainment SoC solutions. It will also strengthen partnerships with automotive OEMs and key Tier Ones by offering greatly enhanced, design-in support and test infrastructure. The facility will also support increased marketing and business development activities across the region.