Samsung takes on 300 staff in Cambridge

Samsung wants to take on Apple in the smartphone market Credit: Press Association

300 Cambridge based staff are joining the South Korean electronics giant Samsung after a 310 million dollar deal for the mobile phone handset arm of the chip designer CSR.

It will give Samsung the rights to technology that allows smartphones and tablets to wirelessly connect to the internet.

Samsung takes on 300 staff in Cambridge Credit: Press Association

CSR was founded in 1999 by nine colleagues from Cambridge Consultants and helped pioneer wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and GPS.

The Cambridge-based firm, which employs more than 2,500 staff across the globe, has recently announced plans to focus on higher growth technology markets.