CSR announced new CEO



Joep van Beurden
Joep van Beurden
CSR a the leading provider of wireless chipsets (Bluetooth, GPS, FM and WiFi) today announces Joep van Beurden, currently Chief Executive Officer of NexWave Inc, will join the Board of CSR and assume the role of Chief Executive Officer with effect from the 1 November, 2007.

John Scarisbrick is stepping down from the Board of CSR and his role as Chief Executive Officer on the 1 November 2007. He will act in an advisory capacity to CSR from that date until the 31 December 2007.

Ron Mackintosh, Chairman, said “John has made a substantial contribution to CSR, first as a non-executive director since 2004 and then as Chief Executive Officer since March 2006. Over that period, CSR has achieved impressive growth, developed its business on all fronts and clearly reinforced its position as the global leader in our sector. The Board is delighted to announce Joep as our new Chief Executive. His mix of skills and experience, including in the scaling of technology businesses and in sales and marketing, suit him ideally to the opportunities facing CSR. We are confident in the future of CSR under Joep's leadership.”

John Scarisbrick
John Scarisbrick
John Scarisbrick
John Scarisbrick
Joep van Beurden, age 47, brings with him over 10 years of experience in managing technology companies in the US and Europe. He is currently the Chief Executive of NexWave Inc., a provider of embedded software solutions for the consumer electronics market, based in France. Prior to joining NexWave, Mr. van Beurden was Senior Vice President at Canesta Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Vice President and Managing Director of Philips Components, where he was instrumental in the creation of the successful joint venture with LGE to address the growing flat panel television market. Prior to that, he worked for five years at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam. Van Beurden holds a Masters degree in Applied Physics from Twente University of Technology.

Tuesday, September 25th 2007

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