17 Facts About Razer Inc


Razer Inc is an American-Singaporean multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware.

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Razer Inc began as a San Diego, California-based subsidiary of karna LLC in 1998, created to develop and market a high-end computer gaming mouse, the Boomslang, targeted to computer gamers.

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The current iteration of Razer Inc was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan, a Singaporean NUS graduate, and Robert Krakoff after they procured the rights to the Razer Inc brand following a large investment from Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and Singaporean holding company Temasek Holdings.

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In October 2016, Razer Inc purchased THX from Creative Technology according to THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor.

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In January 2017, Razer Inc bought manufacturer Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone.

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On 21 December 2018, Razer Inc announced its new seven-storey South-east Asia headquarters in one-north.

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Razer Inc held its ground-breaking ceremony on 22 February 2019, with a new digital real estate start-up called Echo Base launched the same day.

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In February 2019, Razer Inc announced it was closing its Razer Inc Game Store as part of the company's realignment plans.

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On 21 May 2019, Razer Inc released a statement that announced that Ouya online accounts and services would be discontinued on 25 June 2019.

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In May 2020, Razer Inc announced the Razer Inc Health initiative, sponsoring high-quality certified surgical masks to governments, healthcare organizations, and individuals around the world.

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In October 2020, Razer Inc announced it was launching a new virtual prepaid debit card starting with Singapore in January 2021.

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In 2021, Razer Inc announced the shutting down of Razer Inc Pay e-wallet in Malaysia and Singapore.

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In February 2021, CEO Tan Min-Liang announced that Razer Inc will move its Singapore headquarters to a much larger building that would open in the second quarter of 2021.

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Razer Inc planned to hire up to 1, 000 positions for the new headquarters.

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Razer Inc announced its first gaming smartphone, the Razer Inc Phone, in November 2017, which marked the company's first steps into the smartphone business.

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In May 2020, Razer Inc has begun distributing free masks via vending machines in Singapore.

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In January 2021, Razer Inc launched a range of high-grade designer masks as part of the company's initiative, Project Hazel, in a move to encourage more people to wear masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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