InFocus

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InFocus Corporation
Type Private
Industry Consumer Electronics
Founded 1986
Headquarters Tigard, Oregon,
United States
45°25′30″N 122°44′42″W / 45.42511°N 122.745008°W / 45.42511; -122.745008Coordinates: 45°25′30″N 122°44′42″W / 45.42511°N 122.745008°W / 45.42511; -122.745008
Key people Raymond Yu, CEO
Lisa Prentice, CFO
Jim Reddy, VP ABU Sales
Products DLP projectors, LCD projectors, flat panel displays, smartphones
Revenue ~US$150 million (2011)
Employees 90 worldwide (2011)
Website www.infocus.com
References: www.facebook.com/InFocusCorp
Headquarters in Tigard, Oregon.

InFocus Corporation is a privately owned American company based in the state of Oregon. Founded in 1986, the company develops, manufactures, and distributes DLP and LCD projectors and accessories as well as LCD flat panel displays. Formerly a NASDAQ listed public company, InFocus was purchased by Image Holdings Corp., owned by John Hui, in 2009 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary. In December 2009, InFocus moved its headquarters to Tigard, Oregon.

History[edit]

InFocus was formed by Steve Hix and Paul Gulick in 1986. With Planar Systems and Clarity Visual Systems, it is one of three companies in the computer display industry started by people who formerly worked for Tektronix.[1] The company moved into a new headquarters building in Wilsonville, Oregon, in 2002.[2] At that time the company employed 1,200 people.[2]

In mid-2005 InFocus acquired the company TUN (The University Network), which provided digital media and thin screen television advertising to colleges, and then sold it in late 2006 to Submedia LLC.[3] The company later became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ exchange as INFS. On May 28, 2009, InFocus was taken private by Image Holdings Corporation and John Hui in a transaction valued at $39 million.[2][4][5] In October 2009, they announced plans to move to Tigard, Oregon, in December 2009 as their old headquarters were too big for the much smaller new company.[6] The company was down to 110 employees at the time of the move, with just over half at the headquarters.[2] As of 2012, the company had further shrunk to 90 employees and revenues of about $150 million.[7]

Products[edit]

InFocus-brand projector

InFocus produces DLP and LCD projectors and LCD flat panel displays for business users, educators, government entities, ProAV customers, mobile professionals, and home theater enthusiasts. One product is the 55 inches (1,400 mm) Mondopad that is targeted at business customers.[7] The Mondopad is a touchscreen high definition TV that can be used for presentations and videoconferencing.[7]

InFocus owns and operates the ASK Proxima brand, and in the past sold products under the names ASK, Proxima, and InFocus ScreenPlay.

In 2013, InFocus began offering budget high-specification smartphones in partnership with FIH Mobile Ltd. (富智康), a handset manufacturing arm of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密).[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "InFocus: Information from Answers.com". Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d Peterson, Nick (October 29, 2009). "InFocus moves headquarters from Wilsonville to Tigard". The Times (Tigard, Oregon). Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "InFocus Announces Sales of The University Network" (Press release). InFocus. December 4, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  4. ^ Rogoway, Mike (April 13, 2009). "Oregon's InFocus finds a buyer who will take it private". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "InFocus To Be Taken Private By Oregon Company". HomeTheaterReview.com. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  6. ^ Rogoway, Mike (October 22, 2009). "InFocus will leave Wilsonville for Tigard". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  7. ^ a b c Rogoway, Mike (May 5, 2012). "InFocus goes big in search of a reboot". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ FIH Mobile making phones for InFocus

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