Razer™ Opens New Technical Research Center In Austin, Texas




The Razer Austin Technical Research Center marks the fourth technical and design center for the brand worldwide

Austin, Texas – March 24, 2011 – Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, today announced the opening of the Razer Austin Technical Research Center, which will bring together some of the most talented technical researchers and designers in the world to Texas. Razer’s obsessive design philosophy and dedication to gaming aficionados come to Austin, Texas, a hub of video gaming and technology development, with a division of the company that will focus on creating new technologies to change the future of gaming and consumer electronics.

“It really made sense to develop a technical research center in the heart of what people are calling the Silicon Hills,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer. “We are moving full speed ahead to change the gaming space via a collaborative effort to focus even more on our intricate and high-quality designs, such as our recently announced Razer Switchblade. We intend to bring on only the best and most ambitious team members to help make the new research center a place where dreams and new technologies come true.”  

The new technical research center will continue to build on the brand’s gaming philosophy and determination to offer gamers around the world a large variety of cutting-edge gaming peripherals, products and new technologies. Adding to an even larger CTO structure with technology and design labs and offices already in Singapore and San Francisco, Razer plans to create relationships with gaming developers and independent software providers to help define the future direction of hardware technology.

Rick Carini, Lead Technologist at Razer, will spearhead the effort at the new Austin research center, which will include a technology lab where engineers and developers will create new concept vehicles as well as technology demos to help stimulate the market for ground-breaking technologies and ideas. Razer intends to have the lab serve as an incubator of discovery, allowing thoughts, ideas, and brilliance to come together. The center will also serve as a platform for exploring the broader Human Interface Design field and developing cutting edge input designs that provide greater gaming immersion and performance.    

“If you were blown away by the Razer Switchblade and its dynamic interface, well then you haven’t seen anything yet,” adds Min. “The new research center will provide what we believe to be the future of several innovative technologies around the world. Our purpose is to be real game changers out there.”


About the Razer Group:

Razer is more than just the world’s leading brand in high-end precision gaming products, perpetually defining the gaming and technology space. Founded in 1998 in Carlsbad, California, Razer is driven by the ceaseless pursuit for absolute precision and high usability in a distinctive, aesthetic design that will give gamers the edge they demand. With labs and offices in seven cities around the world, Razer dedicates user interface research and development to bring cutting-edge technology to each and every product. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com.


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