CSR to acquire UbiNetics for $ 48 million

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BANGALORE: Following its announcement of intent to acquire UbiNetics' software business, CSR Plc today announced that the R&D talent in the company's Bangalore centre is to play a key role in developing important wireless handset technologies.

These technologies include 3G and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) protocol software, and UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access). CSR will gain over 200 staff on successful completion of the UbiNetics acquisition and around 140 of these are based in the Bangalore development centre in India. This centre will become known as CSR India after completion.

The Bangalore unit will have a strong R&D team that will help CSR accelerate its existing software developments in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and UWB (Ultra Wide Band). Through developments in 3G, HSDPA and UMA, the UbiNetics' team will also give CSR the capacity to extend its software offering to mobile handset customers.