|Founded||January 1994 (as Corsair Microsystems)|
Fremont, California, U.S.
|Revenue||US$1.7 billion (2020)|
|US$65.768 million (2019)|
|US$27.504 million (2019)|
|Total assets||US$1.059 billion (2019)|
|Total equity||US$216.775 million (2019)|
|Owner||EagleTree Capital (92%) (June 2020)|
Number of employees
|1,990 (June 2020)|
Corsair Gaming, Inc., commonly referred to as Corsair, is an American computer peripherals and hardware company headquartered in Fremont, California. The company, known previously as Corsair Components and Corsair Memory, was incorporated in California in January 1994 as Corsair Microsystems and was reincorporated in Delaware in 2007. Corsair designs and sells a range of products for computers, including high-speed DRAM modules, ATX power supplies (PSUs), USB flash drives (UFDs), CPU/GPU and case cooling, gaming peripherals (such as keyboards or computer mice), computer cases, solid-state drives (SSDs), and speakers.
Corsair maintains[clarification needed][when?] a production facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, for assembly, test, and packaging of select products, with distribution centers in North America, Europe, and Asia and sales and marketing offices in major markets worldwide. The company trades under the ticker symbol CRSR on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Lockdown orders associated with COVID-19 pandemic, and the rise in demand for computing equipment, including the computer gaming sector, led to a significant short-term increase in Corsair's revenue.
The company was founded as Corsair Microsystems Inc. in 1994 by Andy Paul, Don Lieberman, and John Beekley. Corsair originally developed level 2 cache modules, called cache on a stick (COASt) modules, for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. This effort was led by Richard Hashim, one of the early employees at Corsair. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were designed to appeal to computer enthusiasts, who were using them for overclocking. Since then, Corsair has continued to produce memory modules for PCs, and has added other PC components as well.
Corsair expanded its DRAM memory module production into the high end market for overclocking. This expansion allows for high power platforms and the ability to get more performance out of the CPU and RAM. The Corsair Vengeance Pro series and Corsair Dominator Platinum series are built for overclocking applications.
Corsair has since expanded their product line to include many types of high-end gaming peripherals, high performance air and water cooling solutions, and other enthusiast-grade components. Around 2009, Corsair_Gaming contacted CoolIT Systems to integrate their liquid cooling technology into Corsair's offerings which resulted in a long term partnership.
On July 26, 2017, EagleTree Capital entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Corsair from Francisco Partners and several other minority shareholders in a deal valued at $525 million. Corsair Founder and CEO Andy Paul retains his equity stake and remains in his role as CEO.
On December 16, 2019, Corsair announced its intention to acquire SCUF Gaming.
The company's products include:
- DRAM and DIMM memory modules for desktop and laptop PCs
- USB flash drives
- ATX and SFX PSUs
- Computer cases
- Pre-built high end gaming PCs
- Liquid CPU and GPU cooling solutions
- Computer fans
- Solid-state drives
- Audio headsets for gaming
- Headset stands
- Gaming Keyboards
- Computer mice
- Gaming Chairs
- Capture Cards
- PC Components
Since the custom computer industry has experienced an increased interest in products with RGB lighting, Corsair has added this feature to almost all of their product lines. In the gaming industry, Corsair has its biggest share of the market in memory modules (around 46%) and gaming keyboards (around 15%).
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