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Razer acquires George Lucas’ audio company, THX

By John Law - on 18 Oct 2016, 11:00am

Razer acquires George Lucas’ audio company, THX

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Razer, the company famous for their thin and sleek form-factor gaming notebooks and peripherals, have officially acquired THX, the audio company founded by the legendary Star Wars film director George Lucas, and responsible for the creation of the “Deep Note” audio clips that plays at the start of every movie in cinemas worldwide.

“Razer has a vision for innovation at every level of entertainment, a vision which THX has championed since its inception more than 30 years ago,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer Co-Founder and CEO. “This acquisition will allow us to reinforce Razer’s leadership in gaming and extend the brand into broader areas of entertainment, while at the same time empowering THX to develop into a global powerhouse, independently.”

THX was created back in 1983, ahead of the release of Return of the Jedi, and since then, the brand has undergone several improvements in the years following its inception.

“The value of THX rests in its bedrock competencies with certification, optimization of audio and intellectual property development. We expect Ty, Laurie, and the executive team and employees of THX, who we have also retained, to continue leading the world in innovations and technology in the audiovisual space,” Tan further commented.

At the time of writing, Razer and THX have yet to disclose any financial details of the transaction.

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