Author Topic: CSR up for sale ?  (Read 5259 times)

Buzby

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CSR up for sale ?
« on: 17:27:08 | 28 November, 2014 »
I don't know if this is old news, but it looks like CSR are looking to be bought out.

http://www.csr.com/ir/takeover-offer

( Note : You have to press 'Accept' at the bottom of every page to access the offer documents. )
« Last Edit: 17:32:19 | 28 November, 2014 by Buzby »

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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #1 on: 04:00:16 | 29 November, 2014 »
I'm not certain if that is old news or not either, but certainly Reciva/CSR et al has been passed from pillar to post recently.

I don't know it it's part of some asset stripping scam or the sign of a huge expansion. But it does knock my confidence in whether there will be an operation environment for our Reciva radios next year.
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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #2 on: 05:06:58 | 29 November, 2014 »
It looks like Qualcomm is the most likely aquisitor. That doesn't bode well.

Since the early 90's I have been using an email client called Eudora, owned by Qualcomm. Back in 2006 Qualcomm ditched the original version, stopped all support for it, and ensured no one could take it over. The new version is not backward compatible to the original, and seems to have not been updated since 2010.

So if Qualcomm is going to be the new owner of Reciva there could be trouble ahead.


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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #3 on: 05:15:03 | 29 November, 2014 »
... there could be trouble ahead.

But while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance


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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #4 on: 08:37:12 | 29 November, 2014 »
Dunno why I did that ...

You felt like Ginger Rogers?
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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #5 on: 12:07:07 | 29 November, 2014 »
Alan's probably got the legs, from all that cycling.....
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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #6 on: 22:47:08 | 29 November, 2014 »
I'm not certain if that is old news or not either, but certainly Reciva/CSR et al has been passed from pillar to post recently.

I don't know it it's part of some asset stripping scam or the sign of a huge expansion. But it does knock my confidence in whether there will be an operation environment for our Reciva radios next year.

(Wild speculation follows...) In the unhappy event the Reciva operations are put to pasture, methinks the best route is to a) encourage the Grace/Avox folks to take over the server care and feeding from one of their facilities and b) form an independent entity to maintain the database which would presumably be "staffed" by users like ourselves for however long we want to keep it afloat. I know that the volunteer efforts here have wavered and only one person is tending things (wdgerber) but I'd bet that more help would be forthcoming if Grace was on-board and it alerted it's mailing list.
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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #7 on: 05:38:53 | 30 November, 2014 »
Do the Cambridge Audio devices use the Reciva database?
I ask because some of the Reciva developers went there (was a press release about it) and my guess is that if they are using it then they probably have the most skills to maintain it.

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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #8 on: 05:50:04 | 30 November, 2014 »
I don't know if this is old news, but it looks like CSR are looking to be bought out.
Yes, 6 weeks old.  http://recivarefuge.net/forum/index.php?topic=1688.msg15905#msg15905

And another buyer was rumoured a month before that.  http://recivarefuge.net/forum/index.php?topic=1688.msg15800#msg15800
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Re: CSR up for sale ?
« Reply #9 on: 09:11:03 | 30 November, 2014 »
It looks like Qualcomm is the most likely aquisitor. That doesn't bode well.

Since the early 90's I have been using an email client called Eudora, owned by Qualcomm. Back in 2006 Qualcomm ditched the original version, stopped all support for it, and ensured no one could take it over. The new version is not backward compatible to the original, and seems to have not been updated since 2010.

So if Qualcomm is going to be the new owner of Reciva there could be trouble ahead.

If its any consolation, CSR's Q3 unaudited financials state this (emphasis mine):

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We expect that there will be an increasing demand in the wireless home entertainment ecosystem for products utilising
Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi, combined with our technologies such as aptX and aptX Low Latency, DDFA®
power amplification, MAPX™ audio DSP and the Reciva® internet radio service.
http://www.csr.com/sites/default/files/result-presentations/results/pdf/csr_q3_2014_results_final.pdf