CSR (LSE:CSR) today announced
that it has shipped more than 1.5 billion units and processed more than one
million wafers from foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
(TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM). CSR also announced that it is collaborating with TSMC
on a leading edge 40 nanometer (nm) low power (LP) RF process technology and
that CSR has validated a broad range of proprietary connectivity IP blocks at
this node for incorporation into their next generation Connectivity Centre SoCs.
As the pioneer in bringing single die Bluetooth products on RF CMOS technology,
CSR has worked closely with TSMC over multiple generations of technologies and
delivered a broad range of innovative products to mainstream consumer markets.
CSR has shipped more than 1.5 billion products that drive connectivity across
multiple markets including mobile phones, automobiles, computers and consumer
CSR's Connectivity Centre SoCs require a small form factor and lower power
consumption to deliver seamless connectivity for next-generation wireless devices.
TSMC’s 40nm LP RF process technology enables CSR to meet these objectives
with highly integrated multi radio devices that allow the seamless coexistence
of Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and FM radios. The two companies are leveraging their
long relationship to help CSR achieve 40nm leadership with its multifunction
radio integrated silicon platforms.
“TSMC consistently delivers cutting edge technology platforms that include
integrated design collaterals and ecosystems. Our 40nm platform supports the
high performance, low power, and high density RF products that will help CSR
deliver next-generation experiences,” said Mark Liu, Vice President of
Advanced Technology Business at TSMC. “CSR is a demonstrated wireless
technology leader because of its unique ability to bring these new experiences
“CSR’s close collaboration with TSMC is key to our ability to deliver
significant advantages to our customers through industry-leading integration,
power efficiency and cost efficiency of our products. We enable our customers
to do more for less by selecting the technology nodes appropriate for the platform
architecture we are delivering,” said Mark Redford, Vice President, Advanced
Process Technology Development, CSR. “CSR’s highly integrated designs,
with its portfolio of technology node optimised proprietary IP blocks, bring
the best connectivity experience possible to wireless users worldwide.”