CSR has opened its Automotive Systems Development and Applications Centre in Ingolstadt, Southern Germany.

The facility was built by TEMIC Telefunken Hochfrequenztechnik, a provider of RF system solutions for auto-infotainment and consumer products, as part of its merger with Zoran Corporation last year.

Close to the major German automotive OEM’s and Tier One suppliers, the Ingolstadt operation is a short distance from CSR customers in the automotive centres throughout Europe.

“The Ingolstadt Automotive Centre has been specifically designed, built and staffed with very experienced engineers targeting the automotive market,” said CSR automotive business group SVP Charlie Lesko. “CSR has been committed to the automotive market over a decade by offering our connectivity, location, telematics and infotainment solutions.

“The investment in this facility is a strong indication of CSR’s commitment to this business and is a key part of our growth strategy. The facility and staff will enable us to offer local support as well as services to our automotive customers in Europe.”

The RF hardware and software engineering team based at the new facility will allow CSR to continue to expand support and access for German and European customers to the CSR automotive product portfolio including location, connectivity and infotainment SoC solutions.

It will also strengthen partnerships with automotive OEMs and key Tier One companies by offering design-in support and test infrastructure. The facility will also support increased marketing and business development activities across the region.

The facility will be the in-vehicle test and validation centre for all CSR automotive technologies.