Corsair Components

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Corsair Components, Inc.
Industry Computer peripherals
Computer hardware
Computer storage
Computer memory
Founded 1994
Headquarters 47100 Bayside Parkway
Fremont, California
, U.S.
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
Game Peripherals
Revenue Increase US$ 455.2 million (2011)[1]
Increase US$23.555 million (2011)[1]
Increase US$19.357 million (2011)[1]
Total assets Decrease US$126.830 million (March 2012)[1]
Total equity Increase US$-3.082 million (March 2012)[1]
Number of employees
800 (March 2012)[1]
Old logo of Corsair Components, used until June 1, 2015.
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4GB, 1866MHz

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, 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.


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 or 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]


The company's products include:

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Corsair, Form S-1/A, Filing Date May 4, 2012". Retrieved Mar 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Corsair, Form S-1/A, Filing Date May 28, 2010" (PDF). 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". 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. 

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