Soyo Group

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Soyo Group, inc.
Public
Traded as OTC Pink: SOYO
Industry Computer hardware, consumer electronics
Founded 1985
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Ontario, California, United States
Key people
Tung Chok Ming (CEO)
CFO: Nancy Chu
Marketing: Edward O'Brien
Sales: Harvey Schneider
Products LCD televisions, LCD monitors, portable storage devices, bluetooth devices
Revenue Increase $110.0 million USD (2008 YTD)
Increase $3.3 million USD (2008 YTD)
Number of employees
36 (2009)
Website www.soyo.com.cn

Soyo Group, Inc., often just referred to as "Soyo", was a United States-based electronics company. Established in 1985, Soyo was a provider of consumer electronics such as LCD HDTVs, home theater furniture, Bluetooth headsets, portable storage devices, computer monitors, computer motherboards, computer cases, and computer peripheral devices.

With sales offices in California and São Paulo, Brazil, Soyo sold its products through an extensive network of authorized distributors, resellers, system integrators, VARs, retailers, mail-order catalogs and e-tailers. Soyo licensed the Honeywell brand from Honeywell International Inc. for use on LCD televisions and other consumer electronics products.

Soyo Group filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Riverside Division (case number 09-19355-RN), and ceased operations on May 5, 2009.[1]

Soyo Group brands
  • Soyo
  • Honeywell
  • Privé
  • Le Véllo Furniture
  • Soyo Computer Inc.

Soyo Computer Inc. a Taiwan-based company made computer components, and were well known for their motherboards. Their headquarters were in Taipei and their sales (at least NA sales) were handled by their CA office. They ceased production of electronics around 2005 and focused on the manufacture of plastics.[2] While no longer operational in USA and Taiwan, most of the assets were shipped to Shenzhen, China and PC production still goes on for the Chinese market.

In Argentina: 2012[edit]

Due to government restrictions on electronic products made outside of Argentina, Soyo brand is used in Argentina for the sale of notebooks in the domestic Argentinean market. The Argentinian corporation "MRS Computers", formerly a Soyo importer for the argentinian market, actually assembles in Argentina SOYO brand laptops. These notebooks are not affiliated with the previous SOYO Group.

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