SDI Technologies was founded in 1956. Originally called Realtone Electronics, the company produced pocket lighters and transistor radios. The company went public in 1961 and changed their name in 1963 to Soundesign, which is a now defunct brand of electronics. After going private again in 1982, the company produced the first clock/radio/telephone unit in 1983. The company again changed its name to SDI Technologies in 1994.
SDI Technologies manufacturers consumer electronics such as iHome, Timex, My Little Pony, Zenith, Transformers, eKids, Sylvania, New Balance and KIDdesigns. These are some of the most recognized brand names in the world. The company distributes their products to 70 countries and has more than 400 employees in Asia.