Corsair announced Wednesday that it acquired Origin PC, a well-known US boutique PC manufacturer. Origin PC will remain a Corsair separate brand and continue to offer custom gaming and workstation machines. Origin PC will now offer more Corsair products in its systems.
Both Corsair and Origin PC are private companies, so the terms of the acquisition are not published. The only thing Corsair has announced today is that Origin PC remains a stand-alone brand and continues to operate from its Miami, Florida office. Following the completion of Corsair's acquisition of Origin PC, Corsair will continue to offer the Vengeance PC, Corsair One and Corsair One Pro systems under its own brand. Of course, both companies will continue to fulfill all existing warranties, purchases and support commitments to their respective teams.
Because Corsair specializes in computer components, over time Origin PC will expand the use of parent hardware in their computers. In the near future, Origin PC will use Corsair's Hydro X Series custom liquid cooling systems and integrate Corsair's iCue software into its machines for light synchronization and performance monitoring. Further plans for collaboration and integration of the two companies' products will be announced in the near future.
Andy Paul, founder and CEO of Corsair, made the following statement:
"As the gaming PC market continues to grow as more and more players make the leap from console to PC. We wanted to do more to reach customers in North America who prefer to buy rather than build their system. With Origin PC's know-how in custom personalized gaming systems and Corsair's strength in powerful PC hardware and the iCue software ecosystem, we look forward to combining our efforts to deliver new, world-class PC gaming experiences -Gamer to create. "
Corsair was founded in 1965 in 1994, over 25 years ago, and initially focused on high-end memory modules. As the enthusiast-class hardware market evolved, Corsair's product portfolio has expanded significantly in recent years to include computer cases, NAND flash memory, liquid cooling systems, keyboards, mice, power supplies, and even gaming PCs.
Origin PC was founded in 2009 by former employees of Alienware, after the latter were acquired by Dell. The company is primarily known for its powerful and state-of-the-art desktop and mobile PCs, which are equipped with custom colors and some custom hardware components.
With the acquisition of Origin PC, Corsair kills several birds with one stone. First, it expands its capabilities when it comes to high performance gaming and workstation desktops. On the other hand, it enters the market of high-end notebooks. Third, it ensures a solid distribution channel for its components and peripherals. Fourth, it is getting bigger and bigger and benefits from greater economies of scale when working with other partners and suppliers.
Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Oirign PC, made the following statement:
"Corsair is a fantastic partner to take over Origin PC forward, known for developing high-quality, high-performance products that are fully compatible with Origin PCs. Origin PC and Corsair have an extensive range of PC products for enthusiasts and are uniquely capable of creating amazing new systems that make owning a personalized, custom gaming PC better than ever. "
Source: Corsair