Wireless technology and computer chip company CSR has acquired the MAP-X audio product line from US semiconductor solutions firm Trident Microsystems.
CSR is paying $1m for the assets and will also take on certain liabilities relating to the MAP-X business.
As part of the acquisition, the company has acquired certain intellectual property-related assets such as patent and technology licences, and trademark rights related to the MAP-X business and a number of employees that support the MAP-X business from Trident's subsidiaries in Taiwan and Germany.
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The MAP-X processor delivers high definition audio decoding and Internet audio streaming for next-generation home audio, audio-video receivers and soundbars.
CSR said the acquisition complements and strengthens its current capabilities in its Voice & Music business line.
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