It already had an R&D site at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, since 2012, and the new facility is at Almondsbury in Bristol. The expansion will create a number of job opportunities in the local area, says CSR, especially for graduates from South West universities.
"At CSR, we're passionate about developing cutting-edge technology that helps our customers turn great ideas into market leading products, and to do that we need to invest strategically in R&D," said Anthony Murray, senior vp of CSR's Business Group.
"That’s why we're opening this new, larger facility in Bristol. Bristol has a vibrant technology scene and with high quality universities that are developing the next generation of engineering talent on our doorstep it is a great place to expand our R&D capabilities."
Work at the facility will include system engineering, software and digital design and architecture verification.