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Cambridge Network event: Joep van Beurden, CSR

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To start our 2014-15 season of Business Lectures we’re pleased to welcome Joep van Beurden, CEO of CSR - a Cambridge-based global leader in wireless technology.

CSR is a global leader in wireless technology, shaping products that are enhancing lives and changing the way we live. It was founded in 1999, in Cambridge to develop an RF (Radio Frequency) radio, which people said could not be done, but CSR engineers did it anyway. They dominated the market but needed to strengthen the focus on audio, so they increased investment in R&D and set up a Wi-Fi team. Over the next few years they opened new offices in the US and Asia and launched their first Bluetooth chips. In 2004 CSR listed on the London Stock Exchange and joined the FTSE 250 , continuing to expand in Europe and China.

CSR is a technology pioneer, developing silicon, software and services for the consumer electronics market. The company has a specific focus on connectivity, voice and music, Bluetooth® Smart, document imaging, automotive infotainment and location technologies.

About Joep van Beurden: Joep van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 November 2007. He has over 15 years of experience in managing technology companies in the US and Europe.

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 Lusaka.

To book onto this event, please click on this link – http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/events/cambridge-network-event-joep-van-beurden-csr/

Sponsorship: This event is very kindly sponsored by:

Neesham PR: Neesham specialises in PR for deeply technical electronics businesses.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Business Lectures series.

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