CORSAIR Acquires ORIGIN PC
FREMONT, CA – July 24th, 2019, 6am PDT – CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, is pleased to announce that it has acquired custom gaming PC leader ORIGIN PC.
With a decade of experience in creating high-performance PCs, ORIGIN PC specializes in delivering hand-built, personalized PCs that deliver the best gaming experience possible, while maintaining world-class customer service and support from day one.
ORIGIN PC offers a wide range of high-performance configurable PCs, ranging from gaming PCs and powerful workstations to gaming laptops, building systems focused on customization, service, gaming, and technology to deliver a complete gaming experience. ORIGIN PC systems have won hundreds of media awards and industry accolades and are trusted by customers across North America to provide a truly personalized custom gaming PC experience.
“With the gaming PC market 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 that prefer to buy, rather than build, their system,” said Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of CORSAIR. “With ORIGIN PC’s expertise in personalized custom gaming systems and CORSAIR’s strength in performance PC hardware and the iCUE software ecosystem, we’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”
“CORSAIR is a fantastic partner to help take ORIGIN PC forward, known for creating quality, high-performance products that fully align with ORIGIN PC,” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of ORIGIN PC. “With a complete range of enthusiast PC products, ORIGIN PC and CORSAIR are uniquely placed to create amazing new systems that make the experience of owning a personalized custom gaming PC better than ever.”
Combining the expansive CORSAIR product portfolio with ORIGIN PC’s system building expertise, in-depth configuration options and substantial work force will further expand both company’s capabilities. Integrating the CORSAIR iCUE software ecosystem into ORIGIN PC’s systems will offer gamers system-wide lighting synchronization and performance monitoring, while the recently announced range of CORSAIR Hydro X Series custom cooling will soon be found in select ORIGIN PC systems. Further co-operation and integration of CORSAIR and ORIGIN products will be announced in the near future.
ORIGIN PC will remain a separate brand within CORSAIR, and will continue to operate from its Miami, FL offices. All existing ORIGIN PC warranties, purchases and support are unaffected and will continue to be provided by ORIGIN PC’s world-class customer support team.
CORSAIR will continue to offer its own branded range of systems, including the VENGEANCE PC, CORSAIR ONE and CORSAIR ONE PRO.
Jones Day served as legal advisor to CORSAIR. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP served as legal counsel to ORIGIN PC. Wedbush Securities Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to ORIGIN PC on this transaction.
Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market into one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance PC peripherals and components. CORSAIR offers a complete range of products to equip gamers, enthusiasts and e-sports athletes, including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, high-performance components that gamers use to build gaming PCs, and the CORSAIR ONE fully-integrated gaming PC. With a company-wide commitment to quality, innovative design, advanced features and high performance, CORSAIR products have won thousands of media and industry awards, earning their place in gamers’ hands and PCs following years of development and engineering by a team dedicated to building great products they themselves would want to use.
About ORIGIN PC
ORIGIN PC builds custom, high-performance desktops, laptops, workstations and servers for hardware enthusiasts, digital/graphics artist, professionals, government agencies and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award-winning system integrators. Every ORIGIN PC comes with free lifetime 24/7 support based in the United States. The ORIGIN PC staff is comprised of award-winning enthusiasts, experienced in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with others. ORIGIN PC is located in Miami, FL.