|Industry||Computer peripherals, tablet peripherals|
2 October 1981|
|Guerrino De Luca (Chairman), Bracken Darrell (CEO)|
|Products||Computer peripherals, tablet peripherals|
|Revenue||$2.13 billion (2014)|
|Profit||$74 million (2014)|
|Total assets||$1.5 billion (2013)|
|Total equity||$0.7 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
|9,000 (31 March 2012)|
Logitech International S.A. (commonly referred to as the Logitech or the Logi, stylized as logitech, previously LOGITECH) is a Swiss global provider of personal computer and tablet accessories, with EMEA headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and American headquarters in Newark, California.
The company develops and markets products like peripheral devices for PCs, including keyboards, mice, trackballs, microphones, game controllers and webcams. Logitech also makes home and computer speakers, headphones, wireless audio devices, as well as audio devices for MP3 players and mobile phones. More recently, the company has begun making keyboards and covers for tablets.
In addition to its Swiss and American headquarters, the company has offices throughout Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas. Logitech's sales and marketing activities are organized into three geographic regions: America; Europe; and the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
The mass-marketed computer mouse was the product that made Logitech well-known. The range of products offered improvements over a product originally developed at LAMI (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) by professor Jean-Daniel Nicoud and engineer André Guignard, who was involved in the design changes of the computer mouse originally invented by Douglas Engelbart.
From there, Logitech expanded its product line (see below) to encompass many mass market computer peripherals and beyond (such as the "Harmony" range of programmable universal remote controls).
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.
In July 2011, Logitech acquired the mobile visual communications provider, Mirial.
Logitech's profits were hurt by the proliferation of tablet devices. In 2013 the company made a loss, but returned to profit in 2014.
On July 8, 2015, Logitech announced the biggest brand transformation in its history. The transformation included a new, simplified and modernized logo and the announcement of a greater emphasis on design going forward. Logitech also highlighted that they are looking to move beyond PC peripherals.
In July 2015, Logitech announced a 2 percent first-quarter revenue drop to $470 million, due to a strong dollar and falling demand for the company's computer accessories. Logitech has been focusing on new lines like wireless music speakers, videoconferencing and video game controllers to offset a decline in personal computers and weak demand for mice and keyboards
In September 2015, Logitech and Prezi announced a plan to work together on co-marketing and product development.
In April 2016, Logitech agreed to pay $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-U.S. company's finances.
On April 12, 2016, Logitech acquired Jaybird, makers of fitness-focused wireless earbuds and trackers for $50 million.
Production facilities were then established in the US, Taiwan, Hungary and Ireland before being moved subsequently 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.
- Logitech – worldwide (except in Japan) for PC peripherals, remote controls, tablet accessories and security cameras.
- Logicool in Japan.
- LifeSize – worldwide for video conferencing products.
- Ultimate Ears (UE) for in-ear monitors, wireless Bluetooth Speakers and universal-fit earphones.
- Logitech Harmony universal remote control and home automation platform.
- Logitech G gaming products.
- Logitech Mobile. Accessories for smartphones and tablet keyboards and covers.
- Logitech Alert security cameras.
- Logitech Computer peripherals that include mice, keyboards, webcams, Computer speakers.
- Logitech Music including Ultimate Ears speakers and headphones.
In January 2014, Logitech launched a new video conference camera, the Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e. The system includes a 1080p HD video camera, enterprise-quality audio and the capability to easily connect to a laptop or thin client.
In July 2014, Logitech announced the G402 Hyperion Fury Ultra-Fast Gaming Mouse. The mouse will be available in August for $60, can track over 500 inches per second and features Logitech's own Delta Zero sensor technology.
In July 2015, Logitech introduced the X50 mobile wireless speaker. It allows to connect the phone via Bluetooth as well as auxiliary jack.
- List of Logitech products
- 3Dconnexion (Subsidiary of Logitech until April 2011)
- Labtec (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- LifeSize (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Mirial (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Slim Devices (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Ultimate Ears (Subsidiary of Logitech)
- Jaybird (Subsidiary of Logitech)
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