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I have tried to incorporate the following mostly duplicate text from the redundant article "Logitec" (which now redirects here). But, if there is info here that isn't on the Logitech article page, please move it over.

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Diane Farsetta 11:02, 1 July 2009 (EDT)


Logitech International USA is a holding company with subsidiaries that produce hardware (and corresponding software) for computers, such as speakers, headsets, webcams and mice. These technological devices work with PCs and Macs, but are sometimes specially designed for iPods or other Mac extensions [1]. In 2009 Business Week Online reported that computer mice made up almost 24% of Logitech's sales and keyboards account for 17% [2].

History

Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, Logitech’s first venture was manufacturing computer mice.[3]

Top Executives

The company’s corporate Web site [1] lists the following top executives: Guerrino De Luca, Chairman of the Board and Gerald P. Quindlen, President and Chief Executive Officer. Quindlen has spoken to news media as a representative of Logitech twice in 2009[4][5].

Logitech in the Current Economy

At the end of December 2008, Logitech reported a 15% drop (to $627 million) in sales [6]. A recent Business Week Online article posited that consumers are “trading down” this year[7], and predicted Logitech’s sales would continue to fall in 2009.

Later in January 2009 representatives from Logitech reported that between 550-600 jobs would be cut from the global holding company, in response to falling sales [8].

Contact details

Logitech American headquarters
6505 Kaiser Dr.
Fremont, CA 94555 USA
Phone: 1 510-795-8500
Website: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/contact/&cl=us,en

Articles and resources

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References

  1. Palmer, Will. "Audio: Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere." Outside Summer 2008: 64-64. Print.
  2. Hesseldahl, Arik. "Logitech's Crummy Earnings: A Bad Omen." Business Week Online 21 Jan. 2009: 2-2. Print.
  3. Logitec, "The Logitec Story", Logitech website, accessed June 2009.
  4. Hesseldahl, Arik. "Logitech's Crummy Earnings: A Bad Omen." Business Week Online 21 Jan. 2009: 2-2. Print.
  5. "Logitech Eliminates 550+ Jobs After Sales, Profits Flag In Q3." TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics 26 Jan. 2009: 49-49. Print.
  6. Hesseldahl, Arik. "Logitech's Crummy Earnings: A Bad Omen." Business Week Online 21 Jan. 2009: 2-2. Print.
  7. Hesseldahl, Arik. "Logitech's Crummy Earnings: A Bad Omen." Business Week Online 21 Jan. 2009: 2-2. Print.
  8. "Logitech Eliminates 550+ Jobs After Sales, Profits Flag In Q3." TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics 26 Jan. 2009: 49-49. Print.

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