Corsair on Wednesday said it had acquired Origin PC, a well-known boutique PC maker from the US. Original PC will remain a separate brand from Corsair and will continue to offer custom gaming and workstation machines. From now on, Origin PC will begin to offer more Corsair products within its systems
Both Corsair and Origin PC are private companies, so the terms of the acquisition are not published. The only thing that Corsair announced today is that Origin PC would remain a separate brand and would continue to operate from its offices in Miami, Florida. Corsair will continue to offer its Vengeance PCs, Corsair One, and Corsair One Pro systems under its own brand after Corsair's acquisition of Origin PC. Obviously, both companies will continue to honor all existing warranties, purchases, and support obligations with their respective teams.
Since Corsair specializes on computer components, it is natural that Original PC will over time extend the use of hardware from the parent company inside its computers. In the near future, Original PC is set to start using Corsair's Hydro X-series custom liquid cooling systems and will integrate Corsair's iCue software for lighting synchronization and performance monitoring into its machines.
Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of Corsair, made the following statement:
"With the market for gaming PCs continuing to expand as an increasing number of players make the jump from console to PC, we wanted to do more to reach customers in North America who prefer to buy rather than build their system. With Original PC's expertise in personalized custom gaming systems and Corsair's strength in PC hardware and iCue software ecosystem, we are excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers. "
Corsair was established in 1994, over 25 years ago, and originally focused on high-end memory modules. As the market of enthusiast-class hardware evolved, Corsair expanded its product range significantly to computer cases, NAND flash-based storage, liquid cooling systems, keyboards, mice, PSUs, and even gaming PCs in the last couple of years
Origin PC was founded in 2009 by former employees of Alienware after the latter was acquired by Dell. The company is primarily known for its high-performance and ultra-high-end desktop and mobile PCs featuring custom paint and some custom hardware
By taking over Origin PC, Corsair hits multiple birds with one stone. Firstly, it expands its opportunities when it comes to high-performance gaming and desktop PCs. Secondly, it enters the market of high-end notebooks. Thirdly, it provides a solid sales channel for its components and peripherals.
Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Oirign PC, made the following statement:
"Corsair is a fantastic partner to help take Origin PC forward, known for creating quality, high-performance products that fully align with Origin PC. With a complete range of enthusiast PC products, Origin of PC and Corsair are uniquely positioned to create amazing new systems that make the experience of owning a customized gaming PC better than ever. "
Source: Corsair