Razer acquires THX, no brand merge

October 18, 2016

Computer peripherals tech giant Razer has today announced that they have acquired THX, a former Lucasfilm brand known for its outstanding sound quality.

Razer is hoping that by combining two unique and distinguished brands, they can create an “entertainment powerhouse”.


Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan and THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor, in interviews with CNET discussed the future of the two brands, and how they might be used to work together. “We see a lot of potential to have the expertise of THX applied in new categories like virtual reality, and spacial surround sound,” says Tan. Ahmad-Taylor stated Razer has no plans to downsize THX, and in fact will be keeping all 50 current employees and expanding, with an additional 10-15 staff in the near future.

Razer began in 1999 releasing a single gaming mouse, and since then has grown into the respectable notebook and peripherals company that we know today.

THX was created by George Lucas in 1983 for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, as Lucas felt the sound quality in cinemas was not sufficient enough for what he wanted fans to enjoy. Since then, THX has been used in vehicle sound systems, home entertainment units, TVs, and much more.

As Razer acquires THX and expectedly creates a whole new department of peripherals, we are excited to see what’s next for the two brands.