Mustek and Pantum Deploy CSR Quatro® 4300 Imaging Processor in Scanner and Printer Product Lines

Mustek and Pantum Deploy CSR Quatro® 4300 Imaging Processor in Scanner and Printer Product Lines

Highly integrated Quatro processor continues momentum in next-generation imaging products

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE), today announced that Mustek and Pantum have deployed the CSR Quatro 4300 programmable imaging processor in their new product lines: the Mustek® iScan Air™ Wi-Fi-enabled scanner and the Pantum® P3000 series of monochrome printers. Quatro processors are designed to be the most highly integrated solutions available for efficiently developing the next generation of printers, scanners and all-in-ones (AIOs) that meet the latest EU and U.S. energy-efficiency requirements.


Taiwan-based Mustek introduced its new iScan Air wireless scanner, which retails for $169, on the 1st January, 2013. The product enables users to connect over Wi-Fi® to scan and store copies directly to Android®, iOS®, OS X® and Windows® 8 devices. The iScan Air utilises not only Quatro 4300 for imaging but also the CSR UniFi® CSR6030™ wireless platform.

"The Quatro product line enabled us to bring iScan Air to market much more quickly and inexpensively than would have been possible with any other imaging technology," according to David Chen, Vice President of Research & Development at Mustek. "The fact that the CSR6030 Wi-Fi solution plugs in seamlessly with Quatro streamlined development even further, enabling us to deliver a connected product with high quality scanning capabilities remarkably efficiently."

Based in China, Pantum has gained rapid momentum recently in the market for personal and small workgroup laser printers. Its new P3000 series of printers, to be unveiled later this month, provide high speed monochrome printing at an attractive price point.

"We chose the Quatro 4300 as the imaging 'engine' for our new P3000 product line because it has it all: integrated functionality, a highly programmable architecture and the imaging integrity we want," according to Steve Tang, Vice General Manager, Printer Business Division at Pantum. "These attributes translate to rapid development of quality products for our customers, which are in turn instrumental in our strategy for product and customer expansion."

About CSR Quatro Processors

The Quatro 4300 series' reduced overall system BOM cost, programmable architecture and modular firmware platform help OEMs create smaller, less expensive controllers for a wide range of low-end to mid-range products and bring them to market more quickly. Quatro processors eliminate the need for many of the external components typically used to control printers, scanners and AIOs, including motor control ICs, scanner analogue front-end ICs, laser clock generators, LCD controllers, and real-time clocks.

About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc.

CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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 Quatro 4300 programmable imaging processor and its other technology and solutions, and their performance characteristics in its customer's printers, scanners and all-in-one products, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as 'will,' 'can deliver,' offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,' 'enables,' 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR's Quatro 4300 programmable imaging processor and its other technology and solutions, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR's Quatro 4300 programmable imaging processor 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.

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