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Logitech International S.A.
TypePublic (Société anonyme)
Founded2 October 1981; 41 years ago (1981-10-02) in Apples, Switzerland
Area served
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$5.48 billion[2] (FY2022)
Decrease US$774 million[2] (FY2022)
Decrease US$645 million[2] (FY2022)
Total assetsDecrease US$4.04 billion[2] (FY2022)
Total equityIncrease US$2.40 billion[2] (FY2022)
Number of employees
c. 8,200 (March 2022)[2]

Logitech International S.A. (/ˈlɒɪtɛk/ LOJ-i-tek; often shortened to Logi) is a Swiss-American multinational manufacturer of computer peripherals and software, with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Newark, California.[3] The company has offices throughout Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of input and interface devices for personal computers (PCs) and other digital products. It is a component of the flagship Swiss Market Index.

The company develops and markets personal peripherals for PC navigation, video communication and collaboration, music and smart homes. This includes products like keyboards, mice, tablet accessories, headphones and headsets, webcams, Bluetooth speakers, universal remotes and more. Its name is derived from logiciel, the French word for software.[4]


Logo, used from 1981 to 1988
Logo, used from 1981 to 1988
Logo, used from 1989 to 1997
Logo, used from 1989 to 1997
Logo, used from 1997 to 2015
Logo, used from 1997[5] to 2015
Japanese Logicool logo
Logitech trades as Logicool (ロジクール) in Japan.

Logitech was founded in Apples, Vaud, Switzerland, in 1981 by Stanford alumni Daniel Borel and Pierluigi Zappacosta, and former Olivetti engineer Giacomo Marini. For a time during its formative years, Logitech's Silicon Valley offices occupied space at 165 University Avenue, Palo Alto, California, home to a number of noted technology startups.[6]

In 2001, Logitech acquired Labtec for $150 million in order to expand its range of computer peripherals.

In 2007, Logitech licensed Hillcrest Labs' Freespace motion control technology to produce the MX Air Mouse, which allows a user to use natural gestures to control a PC.[7][8]

In August 2008, Logitech acquired Ultimate Ears, supplier of custom in-ear monitors for professional musicians and Bluetooth speakers for the consumer market.[9]

In December 2008, Logitech announced that it had manufactured one billion mice since 1985.[10]

In December 2009, Logitech acquired video conferencing equipment maker Lifesize Communications.[11]

In July 2011, Logitech acquired the mobile visual communications provider Mirial.[12]

In January 2013, Bracken Darrell became Logitech's chief executive officer; then-CEO Guerrino De Luca continued as Logitech's chairman of the board.[13]

In January 2016, Logitech spun off the video conferencing equipment maker Lifesize.[14][15]

In April 2016, Logitech agreed to pay US$7.5 million penalty related to accusations that it and some former executives improperly inflated the company's results for its 2011 fiscal year to meet guidance and other accounting violations. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the alleged accounting issues left investors without an accurate view of the Swiss company's finances.[16]

On 12 April 2016, Logitech announced that they had agreed to acquire Jaybird, a leader in wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, for US$50 million, with an additional earnout of up to US$45 million based on achievement of growth targets.[17]

On 15 September 2016, Logitech announced that they had purchased the Saitek brand and assets from Mad Catz for US$13 million.[18]

On 25 March 2017, Logitech signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with McLaren as the Official Technology Peripherals Partner.[19] The deal would later be extended to McLaren's eSports endevours under the Logitech G brand in 2020.[20] On 11 August 2017, Logitech acquired Astro Gaming, makers of professional gaming equipment (mainly headsets), for US$85 million.[21]

On 30 July 2018, Logitech announced that they had purchased Blue Microphones for US$117 million.[22]

On 26 September 2019, Logitech acquired Streamlabs, producer of software and tools for live-streaming, for approximately $89 million.[23] In the same year, they also acquire Challonge, a webtool used to manage e-sport tournament brackets.[24]

On 29 July 2021, Logitech, in collaboration with choreographer JaQuel Knight, introduced its #Creators4BIPOC initiative under the Logitech For Creators brand. It allows social media creators, particularly BIPOC influencers, to copyright and monetize their online creations by making it possible for choreographers who amplify attention to hits by major artists in the entertainment business to secure copyright of their choreography using Labanotation and earn royalties from it.[25][26]


The first Logitech mice, starting from the P4, were made in Le Lieu, in the Swiss Canton of Vaud[27] by Dubois Dépraz SA.[28]

Production facilities were then established in the United States, Taiwan, Hungary and Ireland before being moved to Suzhou, China. As of 2005, the manufacturing operations in China produce approximately half of Logitech's products. The remaining production is outsourced to contract manufacturers and original design manufacturers in Asia.[29]

Logitech product lines[edit]

  • Logitech – worldwide (except in Japan, where it is known as Logicool) for PC peripherals, remote controls, security cameras, mice, keyboards, webcams, computer speakers, and accessories for smartphones and tablet keyboards and covers.
  • Logitech video collaboration, including all B2B video conferencing equipment.
  • Logitech MX – flagship computer accessories (mice and keyboards).
  • Logitech C – computer webcams (cameras).
  • Logitech G – gaming products.
  • Ultimate Earsin-ear monitors, wireless Bluetooth Speakers and universal-fit earphones.
  • Jaybird – wireless bluetooth sport earbuds.
  • Slim Devices – audio brand.
  • Saitek – purchased on 15 September 2016, from Mad Catz.
  • Logitech Harmony – programmable remote controls.
  • Logitech F – wired and wireless gamepads.

See also List of Logitech products.



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