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Corsair Components, Inc.
Private
Industry
Founded1994; 24 years ago (1994) in Fremont, California, U.S.
Founders
  • Andy Paul
  • Don Lieberman
  • John Beekley
Headquarters
47100 Bayside Parkway
Fremont, California
,
U.S. 94538
Key people
  • Andy Paul (President & CEO)
  • Thi La (COO)
  • Nick Hawkins (CFO)
Products
  • DRAM modules
  • USB flash drives
  • ATX power supplies
  • Computer cases
  • CPU and memory cooling
  • Solid-state drives
  • Audio peripherals
  • Gaming peripherals
RevenueIncrease US$ 455.2 million (2011)[1]
Increase US$23.555 million (2011)[1]
Increase US$19.357 million (2011)[1]
Total assetsDecrease US$126.830 million (2012)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$-3.082 million (2012)[1]
Number of employees
800 (March 2012)[1]
SubsidiariesElgato Gaming
Websitewww.corsair.com
Old logo of Corsair Components, used until June 1, 2015

Corsair Components, Inc. is an American computer peripherals and hardware company headquartered in Fremont, California. The company was incorporated in California in January 1994 and was reincorporated in Delaware in 2007.[2] Corsair designs and sells a range of products for computers, including high-speed DRAM modules, ATX power supplies (PSUs), USB flash drives (UFDs), memory and case cooling solutions, gaming peripherals (such as keyboards or computer mice), computer cases, solid-state drives (SSDs), and speakers.[3]

In addition to its worldwide headquarters in Fremont, California,[4] Corsair maintains a production facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, for assembly, test, and packaging of select products, distribution centers in Asia, the United States, and Europe, and has sales and marketing offices throughout the United States of America as well as several European and Asian countries.

History[edit]

The company was founded as Corsair Microsystems 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. 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.[5] 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.[6][7][8]

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.

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.[9]

On June 27, 2018, Corsair announced that it will be acquiring Elgato Gaming from the Munich-based company Elgato, excluding their Eve division which will be spun off as Eve Systems.[10]

Products[edit]

The Corsair H115i liquid cooler

The company's products include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Corsair, Form S-1/A, Filing Date May 4, 2012". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Corsair, Form S-1/A, Filing Date May 28, 2010" (PDF). secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Corsair Products". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Corsair". Contact. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Corsair TwinX1024-4000 PRO: Improving DDR500 Performance". AnandTech. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  6. ^ Shilov, Anton. "Corsair launches Dominator Platinum Memory Modules for ASUS ROG Systems". Anandtech.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ Corsair, Official Website. "Vengeance Memory". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  8. ^ Corsair, Official Website. "Dominator Memory". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  9. ^ Chen, Sam. "EagleTree Capital Buys Majority Stake in CORSAIR for $525 Million". Custom PC Review. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  10. ^ "CORSAIR to Acquire Elgato Gaming". Corsair. Retrieved 28 June 2018.

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