THX Acquired by Razer, Potentially for High-Fidelity Gaming Audio

Razer is a company that has specialized in gaming peripherals since it was founded in 1998 to design a high-end mouse. Since then, it has grown to supplying more hardware such as gaming laptops and even the still available Razer Forge TV.

Now Razer seems to be investing in a new area, high-fidelity audio, through the acquisition of the company THX for a currently unstated amount of money.

THX is a company you may be familiar with if you’ve seen a lot of movies. Their logo will appear to show their technology was used in the movie, or some hardware used was certified by them.

Why would THX be acquired? Clearly Razer wants to invest further in audio technology for their gaming console and laptops. With games now getting closer than ever to cinematic levels, users will want to hear the best gaming experience in addition to just seeing it.

This definitely has implications in the virtual reality space, where users will have much more visual space to be filled with content. Having the best-in-class binaural audio would allow individuals to feel more familiar with the environment.

Moving forward, THX will focus on the expansion of its current certification program to include new technologies, such as immersive audio and HDR, and the introduction of whole new programs, such as headphone certification and, in the future, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences and their enabling devices.

It is possible that this will also benefit the Razer Forge TV with a THX certification for their Razer Forge TV and a more immersive gaming experience for consumers.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker)Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop.Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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