Trade Logitech International
Logitech International S.A. (LOJ-ih-tek; often abbreviated to Logie) is a Swiss-American manufacturer of computer peripherals and software, with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and Newark, California. The company has offices throughout Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, and is one of the world's leading input and interface devices for personal computers (pCs) and other digital products. The company develops and markets personal peripherals for personal computers, communications, video, collaboration, music and smart homes. This includes products such as keyboards, mice, tablet accessories, webcams, Bluetooth speakers, global remotes and more. Its name is derived from logiciel, the French word for software. Logitech was founded in Apple, Vod, Switzerland, in 1981 by Stanford alumni Daniel Burrell and Pierluigi Zappacosta, and former Olivetti engineer Giacomo Marini. For a while during its formative years, Logitech's Silicon Valley offices occupied an area at 165 Avenue University, Palo Alto, California, home to a number of technology startups. In 2001, Logitech acquired Labtec for $150 million to expand its peripherals.