Onkyo Targets OEM Business to Beef Up Results

Onkyo Corporation, parent of the Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer AV brands, is expanding its OEM business unit to help build its business and offset losses it has experienced over the last five years, according to a report by the Nikkei … Continue reading

Parent of Mission & QUAD Signs Deal with DTS

DTS announced this week that is has signed on International Audio Group (IAG), parent company of Mission and QUAD, as a new hardware partner in the DTS Play-Fi whole-home audio ecosystem. IAG joins a growing sphere of major brands supporting … Continue reading

Gibson Investment Gone, Onkyo Sells Off European Operations

In Restructuring, Company Scales Back to ‘Core Competencies’ All the way back in 2012, Onkyo Corp. and Gibson Guitar Corp. came together to partner in what both hoped would become an entity where the whole was greater than the sum … Continue reading

Painting the Gibson Bankruptcy by the Numbers

We have been closely following – first Gibson Guitar and then Gibson Brands – from their decision in 2012 to shoot for the stars by using OPM (other people’s money) to make highly leveraged…and highly questionable…acquisitions of various consumer electronics … Continue reading

Docs Show Gibson Bankruptcy Bigger Than You Think

Founded in 1894, it is a mark of their long-term brand success that Gibson has become such a large and far-flung international organization. In a cursory review of documents submitted to the court as part of their bankruptcy filing shows, … Continue reading

Samsung’s Graphene Ball Battery Breakthrough

Fully Recharge Batteries in Just 12 Minutes Korean media is touting a major breakthrough in battery technology from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) called graphene ball. Said to dramatically improve both charging capacity and charging speed, the breakthrough … Continue reading

Toshiba: Beginning to Slip From View

Company Pulls Monster LED Display from Times Square Struggling Toshiba Corp. has made what is undoubtedly a difficult decision and a big blow to their corporate ego  – they will abandon their giant LED display overseeing Times Square. The huge … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Continues to Show Signs of Strain

Downsizing Factory & Dilution of Onkyo Ownership Recent developments have thrust Gibson Brands back into the spotlight once again – a spot that CEO Henry Juszkiewicz doesn’t particularly enjoy, unless he’s there on his own terms. But this time, two … Continue reading

Samsung Surprises LG with Viral Video OLED Slam

12-Hour ‘Image Retention’ Test to Make OLED Look Bad Korean media is reporting that a nasty fight has erupted in South Korea, where Samsung has uploaded a video that compares its QLED screen versus an LG OLED screen. The slickly … Continue reading