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CSR is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market. We help to transform the lives of motorists, photographers, music lovers, mobile phone users and other gadget-loving consumers.
CSR is dedicated to finding simple solutions to complex problems. Using our track record working with leading brands, our highly skilled engineers develop world-class technologies that realise the potential of a wide range of devices to make peoples’ lives and experiences easier, richer and more varied.
Our energies are focused on five sectors:
* Voice and music, including headsets, speakers and docks for high definition wireless experiences
* Location, helping to bring the outdoors in and allowing people to find their way around airports or shopping centres for example
* Automotive infotainment, driving innovative solutions for the auto industry with the integration of smartphones and in-vehicle systems
* Bluetooth Smart, capitalising on low energy connectivity for a range of devices
* Imaging (cameras and printers), delivering integrated connectivity, location and imaging
CSR is at the forefront of developing semiconductors and software for a host of world-leading technology platforms and standards, including Bluetooth, GPS and other location technologies, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication and numerous others.
As the demand for our products has grown, and the range of devices and applications proliferated, we have expanded into new markets including voice, music and gaming. To reinforce our commitment, we have acquired companies in these sectors including SiRF in 2009, aptX in 2010 and Zoran in 2011.
Mr Joep van Beurden was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 November 2007. Prior to joining CSR, Mr van Beurden was Chief Executive of NexWave Inc., a provider of embedded software solutions for the consumer electronics market based in France.
Before joining NexWave, Mr van Beurden held senior positions at Canesta Inc., a fabless semiconductor company in San Jose, California, and Philips Components also in San Jose. Prior to that, Mr van Beurden had worked for five years for management and strategy consultants McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam. Mr van Beurden has also worked as a crude oil trader for Royal Dutch Shell in Rotterdam and lectured in Physics and Electronics at the University of Zambia.
In January 2009, Mr van Beurden was appointed a director of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a not-for-profit organisation supporting collaboration, supply chain integration and innovation in the global semiconductor industry.
Mr Will Gardiner joined CSR as Chief Financial Officer in June 2008. Prior to joining CSR, Mr Gardiner was Finance Director for Technology and Enterprise at BSkyB plc.
Mr Gardiner was CFO of Easynet Group plc, a pan-European broadband telecoms company from 2001 until its acquisition by BSkyB in 2006. Between 1991 and 2001, Mr Gardiner held a number of senior roles within JPMorgans investment banking division, specialising in the telecoms and technology sectors.
Prior to joining Skyhook, Steve was Director of Marketing at edocs, Inc., where he was responsible for the development and execution of the company’s integrated marketing programs and sales and marketing infrastructure. There Steve built a scalable demand generation program that generated a five-fold increase of the company’s pipeline and 16 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, which ultimately resulted in the company’s acquisition by Siebel Systems in January 2005. Prior to becoming involved with the technology industry, Steve built a successful career in financial services working for Merrill Lynch in New York City. As a member of Skyhook’s executive team, Steve is responsible for the development of Skyhook’s Core Engine and the management of its scanning program. Additionally, Steve is tasked with building the sales, marketing, and operational infrastructure to support Skyhook’s rapidly growing business. Steve holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Richard has over 15 years experience as a chartered accountant, working with life science companies from start-ups to global pharmaceuticals. He also has a first class degree in biological sciences from Durham University.
Past roles include Vice President, Finance at CSR plc, a listed hi-tech company with revenues of $1bn. During his time at CSR Richard had worldwide responsibility for finance, making significant contributions to the transformational acquisition and integration of a NASDAQ listed Zoran Corp., product portfolio management, R&D budgeting and business investment / divestment decisions.
Before this, Richard was a Director in Deloittes life sciences practice, where he specialized in capital market transactions including IPOs, M&A and fundraising on both the UK and the US markets.
Ram Ofir is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience in consumer electronic semiconductor. Prior to joining Amimon Ram served as a Sr. Vice President and the General Manager of the Home Entertainment group at Zoran Corporation, with focused business in Digital Television, Blu-ray and Set-Top-Box. In his career he has served in various engineering, marketing and management positions, including as Vice President Engineering and General Manager of Zoran Microelectronics Ltd site in Haifa, Israel. Rams deep and diverse business expertise, vision, customer oriented strategy and product execution enabled the company to reach lead position in its target markets. Prior to joining Zoran, he held engineering positions at National Semiconductor.
Mr Kanwar Chadha joined CSR on 26 June 2009 following the acquisition of SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., where he was a founder, Head of Marketing, and a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr Chadha has over 25 years of experience in various marketing and management positions. Prior to founding SiRF, Mr Chadha served as General Manager of the Multimedia Group and Director of Strategic Marketing at S3 Inc., where he led the development of innovative audio and video processing technologies.
Before joining S3 Inc, Mr Chadha co-founded AQuesT Inc., a developer of multimedia and 3D graphics acceleration products, and served as its chairman.
Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, he served at Intel in various product marketing positions, including Product Line Manager for the i860 RISC processor and floating point co-processors 8087/287/387.
Mr Chadha received his B.Tech.
Mr. Ron Mackintosh has served as a non-executive director since May 2004 and was appointed Chairman with effect from 2 May 2007. Mr Mackintosh is a non-executive director of the software company Fidessa Group plc.
Mr Mackintosh has held a number of senior executive positions in European technology companies. Between 1992 and 2000, Mr Mackintosh was Chief Executive of Computer Sciences Corporations (CSC) European business, which had revenues of $2.5 billion. He is also a former director of Gemplus SA and is the former chairman of Smartstream Technologies Ltd, Northgate Information Solutions plc, and Differentis, a privately owned IT consultancy which he co-founded in July 2000.
Mr Mackintosh is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
SVP Business Group at CSR