OWC introduced Thursday that it had acquired AKiTiO, creating one of many business's largest suppliers of reminiscence and different peripherals to professionals and prosumers. One of many most important explanation why OWC determined to accumulate AKiTiO is the product portfolio that enhances its personal product vary.
Whereas each AKiTiO and OWC usually serve comparable prospects and markets, their product households don’t essentially overlap an excessive amount of. OWC was based in 1988 and initially supplied reminiscence upgrades for Apple computer systems. Nonetheless, the OWC vary has been steadily expanded, with a conventional deal with Apple Mac laptop options. At the moment, the corporate sells dozens of exterior peripherals, DRAM kits, SSDs and different units. In distinction, AKiTiO has supplied merchandise for Apple Mac and Microsoft Home windows methods (although it has by no means offered DRAMs or SSDs).
By buying AKiTiO, OWC creates a really sturdy market participant for numerous peripherals designed for each platforms utilized by professionals and prosumers with quite a lot of experience within the area of parts.
One of many issues that can convey quick advantages to OWC is AKiTiO's present Thunderbolt three household of merchandise and the corporate's expertise with the know-how. AKiTiO presently has 16 TB3 powered units in its portfolio (no particular version cables or units), whereas OWC's TB3 vary seems to be rather less full.
For the reason that two firms are personal, the phrases of the deal usually are not disclosed. OWC stated its Woodstock, Illinois website will function the worldwide headquarters for the OWC and AKiTiO manufacturers. Within the meantime, AKiTiO's groups will proceed to work in California and different areas. All warranties shall be honored and assist shall be maintained.