|Traded as||SIX: LOGN NASDAQ: LOGI|
|Industry||Computer peripherals, tablet peripherals|
|Founded||Apples, Switzerland (October 2, 1981 )|
|Guerrino De Luca (Chairman), Bracken Darrell (CEO)|
|Products||Computer peripherals, tablet peripherals|
|Revenue||$2.1 billion (2013)|
-$228 million (2013)
|Total assets||$1.4 billion (2013)|
|Total equity||$0.7 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
Logitech International S.A. is a Swiss global provider of personal computer and tablets accessories with EMEA headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and Americas headquarters in Newark, CA. The company develops and markets products like peripheral devices for PCs, including keyboards, mice, trackballs, microphones, game controllers and webcams. Logitech also makes home and computer speakers, headphones, wireless audio devices, as well as audio devices for MP3 players and mobile phones. More recently, the company has begun making keyboards and covers for tablets.
In addition to its Swiss and Americas headquarters, the company has offices throughout Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas. Logitech's sales and marketing activities are organized into three geographic regions: Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.
Logitech International S.A. was co-founded in Apples, Vaud, Switzerland, in 1981 by two Stanford PhD alumni, Daniel Borel and Pierluigi Zappacosta, Jean-luc Mazzone and Giacomo Marini, formerly a manager at Olivetti.
The mass-marketed computer mouse was the product that made Logitech well-known. The range of products offered improvements over a product originally developed at LAMI (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) by professor Jean-Daniel Nicoud and engineer André Guignard, who was involved in the design changes of the computer mouse originally invented by Douglas Engelbart.
From there, Logitech expanded its product line (see below) to encompass many mass market computer peripherals and beyond (such as the "Harmony" range of programmable universal remote controls).
In December 2008, Logitech shipped its one billionth mouse.
In November 2013, the company announced the launch of its new iPhone game controller, the PowerShell, which also doubles as a battery pack with a built-in 1500mAh battery.
Production facilities were then established in the US, Taiwan, Ireland and moved subsequently to Suzhou, China. As of 2005[update], the manufacturing operations in China produce approximately half of Logitech's products. The remaining production is outsourced to contract manufacturers and original design manufacturers in Asia.
- Logitech - worldwide (except in Japan) for PC peripherals, remote controls, tablet accessories and security cameras.
- Logicool in Japan.
- LifeSize - worldwide for video conferencing products.
- Logitech Harmony remote controls.
- Logitech G gaming products.
- Logitech Alert security cameras.
- Logitech Music includes Ultimate Ears speakers and headphones.
Recent product launches
In January 2014, Logitech launched a new video conference camera, the Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e. The system includes a 1080p HD video camera, enterprise-quality audio, and the capability to easily connect to a laptop or thin client.
In July 2014, Logitech announced the G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast Gaming Mouse. The mouse will be available in August for $60, can track over 500 inches per second, and features Logitech's own Delta Zero sensor technology.
In September 2014, Logitech released the Logitech K480, a new Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and allows you to switch between them using a small dial.
In October 2014, Logitech released the Logitech Wireless Mouse M320. The M320 uses the Logitech wireless USB dongle.
In October 2014, Logitech debuted the Keys-to-Go rugged fabric keyboard for the Apple iPad.
In January 2015, Logitech released the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one solution for video conferencing with a design for small and medium-sized rooms.
Customer Support Issues
Logitech have become notorious for failing to fix bugs in the supplied software for their devices. One example is the Windows driver for Logitech webcams which continuously generates an error log if the device is not connected, growing ever larger until it consumes all available disk space. This bug was reported as early as 2011 and as of 2015 remains unfixed.
- List of Logitech products
- 3Dconnexion (Subsidiary of Logitech until April 2011)
- Labtec (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- LifeSize (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Mirial (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Slim Devices (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Ultimate Ears (Subsidiary of Logitech)
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- Charles McLellan, ZDNet. “Logitech unveils ConferenceCam Connect for flexible video conferencing.” January 26, 2015. February 10, 2015.
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