CSR signs licensing agreement with Sony to provide aptX audio codec technology

CSR plc, a designer and developer of semiconductors and software based solutions, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Sony Corporation, a provider of consumer electronics products, to enable Sony to incorporate CSR aptX audio codec technology into a new generation of Bluetooth audio accessories.

Sony is incorporating the CSR aptX technology and associated CSR Bluetooth audio chips in new speaker product offerings.

Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP at CSR, said: "Sony is one of the truly iconic consumer electronics brands and its adoption of the CSR aptX codec marks a significant milestone in this technology's evolution as the de facto industry standard for streaming high-fidelity audio over Bluetooth links.

"From the transistor radio to the compact disc to the Walkman music player and more, Sony has been at the forefront of audio innovation for more than half a century, and we are delighted that it has now chosen to implement aptX into a range of new speaker products for 2013 and beyond."