Logitech was founded in Switzerland by Stanford graduates Daniel Borel and Pierluigi Zappacosta, along with former Olivetti engineer Giacomo Marini.
Logitech is a Swiss American manufacturer of hardware and peripherals for computers, tablets, and cell phones.
The company name is derived from the French word Logiciel, which means software.
Logitech develops and markets personal peripherals for PC navigation, video communication and collaboration, music, and smart homes, including keyboards, mice, tablet accessories, headphones and headsets, webcams, universal remotes, Bluetooth speakers, and much more.
In April 2016, the company agreed to pay the SEC $7.5 million in penalties for accounting violations.
Logitech acquires many other companies as a means of expansion.
In 2016, Logitech acquired JayBird, a manufacturer of wireless headphones, for $50 million.
In 2018, the company acquired Blue Microphones for $117 million.
In 2019, Logitech acquired StreamLabs for $89 million.
In August 2022, Logitech began closing down operations in Russia citing ongoing environmental concerns and due to the war, Russia is engaged in against Ukraine.
Logitech maintains a corporate office in the US in Newark, California.
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