Cooler Master

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Cooler Master Technology Inc.
Native name
訊凱國際
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer hardware
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
Headquarters,
ProductsComputer cases
Power supplies
Computer coolers
Computer peripherals
Computer monitor
Gaming chair
Websitecoolermaster.com

Cooler Master Technology Inc. is a computer hardware manufacturer based in Taiwan. Founded in 1992, the company produces computer cases, power supplies, air and liquid CPU coolers, laptop cooling pads, and computer peripherals.[1] Alongside its retail business, Cooler Master also is an original equipment manufacturer of cooling devices for other manufacturers including NVIDIA (VGA coolers),[2] AMD (CPU[citation needed] and VGA coolers), and EVGA (motherboard heatsinks). The company has sponsored major eSports events.[3] Some of Cooler Master's products have won awards including the iF product design award.[4]

History[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The company headquarters of Cooler Master is located in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan and has a manufacturing facility in Huizhou, China.[5] To support international operations, the company also has branch offices in various continents, including United States (Fremont, California and Chino, California), the Netherlands (Eindhoven), Italy (Milano), France (Paris), Germany (Augsburg), Russia (Moscow), and Brazil (São Paulo).[6]

Products[edit]

The company in March 2020 continues to release its own gaming headsets, with products like the MH670 headphones allowing customization through the Cooler Master configuration app, named Portal.[7] It also makes esports mice.[8]

One of its main current brands is the Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler, which PCWorld says is "arguably the most popular CPU air cooler for the budget-minded crowd wanting to upgrade from the stock options."[9] The company also makes other air coolers, liquid coolers, PC cases, fans, and power supplies.[10] [11]

In January 2020, the company changed its applicator style to a new wide-tipped applicator, with Cooler Master stating that it was to alarm fewer parents about the older syringe shape.[12]

The KFConsole, a home video game console launched in December 2020, is part of a partnership between Cooler Master and KFC.[13]

CM Storm[edit]

CM Storm is a subsidiary brand created in 2008.[14] Products are developed using research collected from partnerships with gaming organizations in eSports including Mousesports and Frag Dominant.[15] In September 2009, CM Storm launched the Sentinel Advanced mouse with a programmable organic light-emitting diode display.[16] In January 2012, CM Storm launched the QuickFire Ultimate keyboard.[17] In January 2013, CM Storm launched the Sirus S gaming headset featuring an inline remote with volume control and microphone mute button. As of 2018, Cooler Master no longer sells products under the CM Storm brand.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cooler Master: Computer Case, Cooler, Power Supply, Laptop Cooling, Mobile Accessories, Gaming Peripherals". Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  2. ^ "VGA - Cooler Master". Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  3. ^ Global supporters - KODE5 Archived 2009-09-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Cooler Master V8 in COMPUTEX TAIPEI design & innovation awards 2008". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Cooler Master - Make It Yours". www.coolermaster-usa.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Cooler Master". Archived from the original on 25 November 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Cooler Master MH670 Wireless Gaming Headset Review" IGN
  8. ^ "Cooler Master MM710 Gaming Mouse Review" PC Mag
  9. ^ "A revamped Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler is finally here", PCWorld
  10. ^ "Cooler Master's newest ARGB case is straightforward and affordable" PCWorld
  11. ^ "Big Boy Heatsinks: The 64-core AMD Threadripper 3990X Cooler Test" TechSpot
  12. ^ "Cooler Master is tired of telling parents their kids aren’t on drugs" Ars Technica
  13. ^ Guy, Jack (December 23, 2020). "KFC launches game console that keeps your chicken warm". CNN. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  14. ^ CM Storm About Page Archived 2012-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ List of Storm Teams Archived 2010-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance & CS-M FPS Tactics Pad". 29 September 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  17. ^ "QuickFire Ultimate Official page". Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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