Edifier

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Edifier
Public ltd.
Traded as SZSE: 002351
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded 1996
Headquarters Beijing, China
Products Loudspeakers, Headphones, Audio equipment
Number of employees
3,000
Website www.edifier.com

Edifier specializes in sound systems. They offer a range of speakers, music systems, and headphones for personal & home entertainment.

Background[edit]

Established in May 1996 in Beijing, China.[1]

Today, Edifier has distributors in over 70 countries, with operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.[citation needed]

There are 3,000 employees worldwide.[citation needed]

Their manufacturing facilities produce 8 million units every year for home, consumer electronics and PC multimedia applications.[citation needed]

In December 2011 Edifier announced the acquisition of STAX, founders of electrostatic earspeakers.[citation needed]

Milestones[edit]

  • April 1998 - Established first production center in Beijing, China
  • 1999 - Became the first to manufacture 2.1 and 4.1 speakers with wooden enclosures in China. The satellite + subwoofer design made Edifier a household brand across Mainland China for their computer speakers.
  • 2000 - Edifier introduced its range of 5.1 speakers that featuring built-in decoders and remote controls.
  • 2001 - Established production center in Shenzhen, China
  • 2003 - Dominated speaker market in China with >50% market share.[citation needed]
  • 2004 - Debut Edifier "Lifestyle" range of home entertainment speakers
  • 2005 - Debut compact speakers for laptops and MP3 players
  • 2007 - Headquarters relocates to Shenzhen with continued operations in Beijing. Edifier begins design and planning for additional manufacturing facility in Dongguan.
  • February 5, 2010 - Edifier launched its Initial public offering becoming the first public listed audio speaker company in China
  • August, 2010 - Edifier's new manufacturing facility in Dongguan is ready. All production lines are relocated to the facility.
  • 2011 - Established the Edifier Music Foundation. Through the foundation, aspiring musicians receive scholarships to cover costs for tuition, instruments, professional exchange, competitions, recitals and concerts.[citation needed]
  • March, 2011 - 100% acquisition of STAX, a Japanese electrostatic earspeaker company
  • 2013 - Edifier debuts portable speakers with the MP260 Bric Connect. Today, Edifier has a mix of portable bluetooth speakers.
  • 2014 - Edifier debuts the Luna series of home theatre speakers.
  • 2015 - Edifier released its Soundbars with subwoofer for home entertainment.[citation needed]
e25HD Luna Eclipse

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