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Universal Electronics, Inc. develops firmware, turnkey solutions, and software that enable consumers to wirelessly connect, control, and interact with the complex home environment. The company operates through two segments, Core Business and SimpleDevices. The Core Business segment produces a line of preprogrammed universal wireless control products. The company's family of products includes universal standard and touch screen remote controls, wireless keyboards, game controllers, antennas, and various audio/video accessories, as well as custom and customizable microcontrollers that include its library of IR codes, proprietary software, and digital media control software. Its products control a multitude of audio and video devices, including televisions, videocassette recorders, digital versatile disc players, cable converters, compact disc players, satellite receivers, laser disc players, amplifiers, tuners, turntables, cassette players, digital audio tape players, surround sound systems, digital media systems, and home automation control modules. The SimpleDevices segment produces connected-device technology solutions, as well as hardware reference designs that link the home computer and the Internet to existing consumer electronic devices in the home and car using Universal plug and play compatible software. Universal Electronics markets its products through various channels of distribution, including international retail, private label, original equipment manufacturers, and cable and satellite service providers, as well as to companies in the computing industry. The company primarily operates in the United States, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Universal Electronics was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Cypress, California.


Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTSI) engages in the development, marketing, and license of digital audio technologies, products, and services to the motion picture, consumer electronics, professional audio, and related industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Cinema and Consumer. The Cinema segment provides digital playback systems and cinema processor equipment to movie theaters and special venues; licenses technology to encode a movie's audio master into the company's digital multichannel format; and provides encoding and duplication services to film producers and distributors for the creation of digital multichannel motion picture soundtracks. It also provides audio compact disk read only memories for distribution with film prints to movie theaters, and systems and encoding services for preshow advertising, alternative content, subtitling, captioning, and descriptive narration. The Consumer segment licenses audio technology, trademarks, and know-how to consumer electronics, personal computer, broadcast, and audio companies. Its technology enables digital multichannel surround sound for home theater, home audio, and other segments of the consumer markets. The Consumer segment also produces and sells digital multichannel audio content by licensing titles from industry artists and remixing and releasing digital multichannel versions of these music titles. In addition, it offers various professional audio products and services, including audio/video receivers, digital versatile disk players, decoders that are embedded in audio/video devices, audio encoding devices, digital audio playback systems, audio processors, and cinema processors. DTSI also provides restoration and enhancement services for moving pictures captured on film or in digital form. The company markets its products and services through direct sales force and independent dealers. DTSI was founded by Terry Beard in 1990 and is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California.


Echostar Communications Corporation provides satellite delivered digital television to customers in the United States. It operates DISH Network, which offers direct broadcast satellite (DBS) subscription television services. DISH network services include various video, audio and data channels; interactive television channels; digital video recording; high definition television; international programming; installation; and customer service. In addition, Echostar designs and develops DBS set-top boxes, antennae, and other digital equipment for the DISH Network, as well as offers similar equipment for international satellite service providers. As of December 31, 2004, it had 12 owned or leased in-orbit satellites and offered approximately 2,000 video and audio channels to consumers in the United States. As of the same date, the company served approximately 10.905 million subscribers. Echostar sells its products through independent distributors, retailers, and consumer electronics stores. It sells its receiver systems and programming directly through independent retailers. The company was co-founded by Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen, and James DeFranco in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.


Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics) operates as a global electronics company with activities in the domains of healthcare, lifestyle, and technology. The company's health care portfolio includes cardiovascular X-ray, digital X-ray and ultrasound, patient monitoring systems, nuclear medicine, cardiology systems, and critical care systems. Its principal health care products include Brilliance CT scanners, HeartStart Home Defibrillator, iE33 Explora ultrasound, Intera MR scanner, and MyHeart personal health monitor. Philips' lifestyle portfolio comprises domestic appliances and personal care, consumer electronics, and lighting products. Domestic appliances and personal care products consists of shaving and beauty, oral healthcare, home environment care, food and beverage, and consumer health lines. Consumer electronics product range includes CRT and flat screen televisions, DVD players and recorders, audio systems, mobile and cordless telephones, computer monitors, home theater systems, and set top boxes. Lighting portfolio comprises lamps, luminaries, lighting electronics and automotive, special lighting, and UHP lines. Its key lifestyle products include Coolskin shaver, Sonicare toothbrush, Innergize, and GoGear Digital Camcorder. The company also provides various silicon system solutions for mobile communications, consumer electronics, digital displays, contactless payment and connectivity, and in-car entertainment and networking. Philips's technology portfolio offers various digital technologies, primarily comprising Nexperia chip family, X-by-Wire automotive technology, NFC wireless technology, Xenon care headlight bulb, and Blu-ray disc. The company was founded in 1891 as Philips & Co. and changed its name to N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken in 1912. Further, the name was changed to Philips Electronics N.V. in 1994 and to Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. in 1998. Philips is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Sony Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Electronics, Game, Music, Pictures, Financial Services, and Other. The Electronics segment designs, develops, and manufactures audio, video, televisions, information and communications, semiconductors, components, and other products. The Game segment designs and sells PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable game consoles, and related software, as well as licenses to third party software developers. The Music segment engages in the development, production, manufacture, and distribution of recorded music in various commercial formats and musical genres. It also offers CDs, MDs, DVDs, Super Audio CDs, and prerecorded audio and video cassettes, as well as produces and manufactures CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. The Pictures segment engages in the production, acquisition, and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, and home entertainment; television broadcasting; digital production and online distribution; and operation of studio facilities. The Financial Services segment comprises individual life insurance and nonlife insurance, leasing and credit financing, and Internet-based banking businesses. The Other segment primarily includes Internet-related service business, an animation production and marketing, imported general merchandise retail business, integrated circuit card business, and an advertising agency business. In addition, the company provides repair and servicing functions through its service centers, factories, authorized independent service centers, authorized servicing dealers, and its subsidiaries. The company was established in 1946 as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Sony Corporation in 1958. Sony is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


ICOP Digital, Inc. engineers, manufactures, and markets mobile and stationary surveillance products and solutions for use in the public and private sectors. It offers ICOP Model 20/20, a digital in-car video recorder system for use in law enforcement and other first responder markets. The company also provides ICOP Guardian, a stationary, Internet protocol, Web-enabled video recording system designed for deployment in schools, banks, office buildings, and government facilities; and ICOP LIVE that delivers live streaming video to and from first responder vehicles over wireless networks, including cellular networks and mesh networks. In addition, its products are used in various applications for mobile video, including military, fire trucks, emergency medical technician vehicles, school and public buses, trains, planes, border patrol vehicles, and taxi cabs. The company markets its products in the United States and Canada through inside sales team and distributors, as well as in Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East through distributors. ICOP Digital, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Lenexa, Kansas.


Harman International Industries, Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of audio products and electronic systems worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Automotive, Consumer, and Professional. Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and markets audio, electronic, and infotainment systems for vehicle applications primarily to be installed as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. Its infotainment systems include voice activated telephone and climate control, navigation, rear seat entertainment, Internet access, hard disk recording, MP3 playback, windows media audio playback, and a high-end branded audio system. Consumer segment designs, manufactures, and markets audio, video, and electronic systems for home, computer, and multimedia applications. Professional segment designs, manufactures, and markets loudspeakers and electronics used by audio professionals in concert halls, stadiums, airports, and other buildings, as well as used for recording, broadcasting, cinema, and music reproduction applications. The company sells its products primarily through audio/video specialty and retail chain stores. Harman International Industries was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


Thomson S.A. provides a range of video and enabling technologies, systems, and finished products and services to customers and professionals in the entertainment and media industries worldwide. The company operates in three divisions: Services, Systems and Equipment, and Technology. Services division offers services in physical media, which includes DVD and CD replication and distribution, VHS duplication and distribution, and film printing; electronic media that comprises post production, archiving, media asset management, and digital cinema; and network operations services, which consist of out-of-home advertising, play-out, and other related services. Systems and Equipment division provides video focused systems and equipment, such as television broadcast cameras, outside broadcast vans, and set-top boxes. This division also offers professional services for the global broadcast, film production, professional audio/video, and network providers, including cable, satellite, telecommunications, and terrestrial broadcast industries. Technology division provides licensing of patents and trademarks under various licensing programs to other manufacturers and technology groups. This division also produces television tubes and other components used in the manufacture of various consumer electronics products. In addition, this division offers software and technology solutions, such as security, user interface, imaging, and networking software. Thomson, formerly known as Thomson multimedia S.A., was formed in 1982 and is based in Boulogne Billancourt, France.


Koss Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of stereo headphones and related accessory products. Its products include stereophones, speaker-phones, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling stereophones, wireless stereophones, and compact disc recordings. The company sells its products through audio specialty stores, the Internet, direct mail catalogs, regional department store chains, discount department stores, military exchanges, prisons, and national retailers. It also sells products to distributors for resale to school systems and to other manufacturers. Koss Corporation was founded by John C. Koss in 1953 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. engages in the production and sale of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial uses, as well as various components. It offers products in six categories: audiovisual and computer products (AVC) networks, home appliances, components and devices, MEW and PanaHome, JVC, and other. AVC networks category includes video and audio, and information and communications equipment. Video and audio equipment comprises TVs, VCRs, camcorders, digital cameras, DVD players and recorders, and personal and home audio equipment. Information equipment includes personal computers (PCs); PC displays; CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, and other optical disk drives; hard disk drives; copying machines; and printers. Communications equipment comprises facsimile equipment, cordless telephones, cellular phones, other mobile communications equipment, and digital private branch exchanges. Home Appliances category comprises refrigerators, air conditioning equipment, washing machines, clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners, electric irons, microwave ovens, cooking appliances, dishwasher/dryers, and household equipment. Components and devices category includes semiconductors, general components, display devices, batteries, and electric motors. MEW and PanaHome category consists of electrical construction materials, home appliances, building products, electronic and plastic materials, and automation controls; and housing, home remodeling, and asset and property management businesses. JVC category includes consumer electronic equipment, professional electronic equipment and systems, components, and prerecorded audio and video software and recordable media. Other category comprises factory automation equipment, industrial robots, welding machines, power distribution equipment, and other industrial equipment. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.


Syntax-Brillian Corporation engages in the design, development, and distribution of high-definition televisions (HDTVs) utilizing liquid crystal display (LCD) and liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technologies. It offers LCD HDTVs in various screen sizes under Olevia brand name and LCoS HDTVs utilizing its proprietary LCoS microdisplay technology. The company also supplies a range of digital imaging products, including digital and film cameras, point and shoot cameras, 35 millimeter single lens reflex cameras, auto focus cameras, digital video cameras, multimedia players, flash units, binoculars, projectors, and camera accessories. In addition, Syntax-Brillian offers LCoS microdisplay products and subsystems, including LCoS display imagers and associated application specific integrated circuits that provide driver, controller, and converter functions; imager products with SXGA to 720p and 1080p resolutions; and optical modules that include illumination, prisms, color separators and combiners, and lenses. Further, it provides head-mounted monocular or binocular headsets and viewers for industrial, medical, military, commercial, and consumer applications; and SVGA imagers, display modules, and reference designs for near-to-eye market. The company serves high-end audio/video manufacturers, distributors of high-end consumer electronics products, and consumer electronics retailers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Syntax-Brillian was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.


Emerson Radio Corp. provides consumer electronics and sporting goods worldwide. Its Consumer Electronics segment designs, sources, imports, markets, and sells video products, including televisions, digital video discs (DVD), video cassette recorders (VCR), combination television/VCR/DVDs, and set top boxes; video accessories, such as telecommunication equipment, certain computer accessories, specialty consumer electronic products, and mobile electronics; audio products, including portable stereo systems, digital clock radios, shelf stereo systems, and specialty clock radios; microwave ovens; clocks and clock radios, home theater systems, and multimedia; and houseware products. This segment also licenses its consumer electronic products to certain licensees worldwide. The Sporting Goods segment manufactures and distributes sporting goods, as well as physical educational, recreational, and leisure products to the institutional market. This segment offers archery, baseball, softball, basketball, camping, football, tennis, and other sports; gymnastics; indoor recreation; game tables and physical education; soccer; field and floor hockey; lacrosse; track and field; volleyball; weight lifting; fitness equipment; outdoor playground equipment; and early childhood development products. The company distributes its products through mass merchants, discount retailers, toy retailers, and specialty catalogers, and the Internet. Emerson Radio was founded in 1948. It was formerly known as Major Electronics Corp. and changed its name to Emerson Radio Corp. in 1977. The company is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.


Avid Technology, Inc. (ATI) engages in the development, marketing, sale, and support of software and hardware for digital media production, management, and distribution worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Video and Film Editing and Effects (Video), and Audio. The Video segment offers digital, nonlinear video and film editing systems, and three dimensional and special-effects software that enable users to manipulate moving pictures and sound. It also offers digital nonlinear accelerator products; uncompressed high-definition (HD) and standard-definition solutions; 8 or 10 bit HD encoding format; news production and editing systems; broadcast video server; newsroom automation solutions; and media network solution. The Audio segment offers digital audio software applications and hardware systems for music, film, television, video, broadcast, streaming media, and Web development. Its systems enable users to record, edit, mix, process, and master audio in an integrated manner. This segment's products include digital audio production systems; and consumer products, such as PCI cards, peripherals, USB keyboards and interfaces, microphones, speakers, and sound libraries. The company also provides network, storage, and database solutions based on its Avid Unity MediaNetwork technology, which enables users to simultaneously share and manage media assets throughout a project or organization. In addition, ATI offers a technology for playback directly to air for broadcast television applications and products that enable customers to distribute media over multiple platforms, including air, cable, or satellite, or through the Internet. It also provides software and application support services; financing, outsourcing, and education services; and consulting and professional services, including on air assistance, project management, and on site rehersal. ATI was founded by William J. Warner in 1987 and is headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.


Cobra Electronics Corporation engages in the design and marketing of consumer electronics, which it sells under the COBRA brand name principally in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company's principal products include microTALK family radio service and general mobile radio service two-way radios, and PMR two-way radios; 9 Band, 10 Band, and 11 Band radar detectors with Strobe Alert technology; Citizens Band radios, including those with SoundTracker and NightWatch technologies; HighGear accessories; global positioning systems hand-held receivers; and Marine VHF radios and power inverters, as well as NAV ONE mobile navigation devices. In addition, it offers various accessories, such as batteries and chargers, headphones/microphones, power cords, adapters, handheld GPS accessories, mobile GPS accessories, handheld CB accessories, power inverter accessories, and antennas. Cobra Electronics distributes products through a network of retailers and distributors located primarily in the United States; and directly to mass marketers, such as consumer electronics specialty stores, department store-chains, warehouse clubs, office supply chains, television home-shopping, direct-response merchandisers, home centers, and specialty stores. The company was incorporated in 1961 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


Rockford Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of audio systems for the mobile, professional, and home theater audio markets. The company sells mobile audio products to consumers for the improvement of audio systems in their cars, trucks, boats, and airplanes. Its mobile audio products include amplifiers, subwoofers, speakers, and accessories. Rockford designs loudspeakers for the home theater, stereo, custom installation, and professional audio markets. The company sells its products through retailers, independent sales representative firms, independent distributors, and representatives, as well as through the Internet in the United States and in 70 countries worldwide. Rockford was organized in 1980 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.


QSound Labs, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, and distribution of audio enhancement algorithms and software for the personal computer, consumer electronics, and the mobile devices industries. The company operates in three segments: Audio business, E-commerce, and Internet Protocol Telephony. The Audio business segment provides audio enhancement and audio synthesis technologies, and audio engines, including software engines, 3D audio algorithms, and synthesis algorithms. The E-commerce segment offers electronic commerce enabling services, including custom design and programming, domain name registration, hosting, merchant credit card account set up, technical support, and marketing and advertising services for small businesses. The Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony segment develops and sells Internet telephony software and hardware products. The company licenses its products to original equipment manufacturers and chip manufacturers in the United States and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1968. It was formerly known as Archer Communications, Inc. and changed its name to QSound Labs, Inc. in 1993. QSound Labs is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.


RELM Wireless Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of wireless communications products to government and public safety, and business and industrial markets. The company's products include two-way land mobile radios, repeaters, base stations, and related components and subsystems. It offers land-mobile radio equipment for professional radio users primarily in government and public safety applications, as well as P25 digital products under the BK Radio-brand; RELM-branded products that provide two-way communications for commercial and industrial users, such as hotels, construction firms, schools, and taxicab and limousine companies; and RELM/BK-branded products for land-mobile radio users. The company was founded in 1957 and is based in West Melbourne, Florida.


Cascade Microtech, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of wafer probing solutions for the electrical measurement and test of semiconductor integrated circuits. It offers engineering probe stations that are used in conjunction with certain consumable components to test chips in wafer form, as well as provides various accessories, including thermal control systems, special cables and connectors, microscopes, lasers, cameras, and other items. Cascade Microtech also offers analytical probe models primarily for engineering test; and production probe cards, which are used in the production testing of wireless chips, high-speed logic chips, automotive chips, parametric test, analog chips, and broadband and telecom chip. In addition, the company provides application software and services, as well as software packages that integrate the control and data-management functions of wafer probing test systems and to analyze and report wafer data. Cascade Microtech sells its products primarily through a combination of manufacturers' representatives, distributors, and direct sales people to semiconductor manufacturers, test subcontractors, research organizations, and designers in the North America, Asia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The company was co-founded by Eric W. Strid and K. Reed Gleason in 1983, and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.


Directed Electronics, Inc. engages in designing and marketing of vehicle security and convenience, home audio, mobile audio and video, and satellite radio products. It offers security products designed to deter theft of vehicles and vehicle contents; remote start products; do-it-yourself remote start systems; hybrid products that include security, remote start, and various convenience capabilities; and global positioning system tracking products. The company's home audio products include speakers, a center channel speakers, and powered subwoofers; tower speakers; on-wall and stand-alone extruded aluminum speakers; in-wall, in-ceiling, and outdoor speakers; and component satellite tuners. It provides mobile audio products, including power amplifiers, aftermarket speakers, and subwoofers, as well as accessories, such as power capacitors, distribution blocks, audio interconnects, and amplifier wiring kits; and SIRIUS accessories, including portable, boomboxes, desktop, sound system, and installation kits to support SIRIUS receivers. The company also markets various mobile video systems and accessories, including flip-down video displays; aftermarket headrests; liquid crystal display screens; and DVD players, as well as wireless headphones, control modules, trim rings, and antennas. Directed Electronics, through its strategic partnership with SIRIUS, offers SIRIUS-branded products, including portable receivers, docking stations, satellite radio reception units, down link processors, and various accessories, such as signal combiners, distribution systems, antennas, and related items. It sells through specialty retailers, retail electronics chains, mass merchants, automotive parts retailers, and car dealers, as well as internationally through independent distributors. The company was formerly known as DEI Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Directed Electronics, Inc. in 2005. Directed Electronics was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Vista, California.