Dec 27, 2011 Logitech to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it will release quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at 04:00 Central European Time. There will be a teleconference to discuss these results on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and 14:30 Central European Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com. About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the...
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Dec 7, 2011 Logitech to Deliver Free Update to Logitech Revue for New Version of Google TV
Logitech Revue Owners to Enjoy More Entertainment Choices, More Powerful Search and Browse Capabilities, and Improvements to Navigation and Logitech Media Player Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced it will begin delivering a free update of the Android 3.1 platform to Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ companion boxes. The free software update will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) to current Logitech Revue customers over the next few days. New customers are expected to receive this version automatically upon activation. The improvements to Logitech Revue with this new version of Google TV include more entertainment choices such as access to the Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player. To receive the update, simply turn on your Logitech Revue and follow the easy update instructions. The updated Logitech Revue with Google TV experience seamlessly combines TV with the...
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Dec 1, 2011 Logitech CFO Erik Bardman to Present at NASDAQ OMX 27th Investor Program in London
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced that Erik K. Bardman , Logitech senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will present at the NASDAQ OMX 27th Investor Program in London on Dec. 7, 2011 at 14:45 British Time/15:45 Central European Time/ 9:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time . A live webcast, along with presentation slides, will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq...
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Nov 10, 2011 Logitech Chairman and Acting CEO Guerrino De Luca to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology Media and Telecoms Conference in Barcelona
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced that Guerrino De Luca , Logitech chairman and acting president and chief executive officer, will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms Conference in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:15 Central European Time/ 5:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time / 2:15 a.m. Pacific Standard Time . A live webcast and replay will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange...
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Nov 8, 2011 Logitech Teams with MOG for Unlimited On-Demand Music on Squeezebox
Logitech Squeezebox Players Support Access to 13 Million Songs through MOG's Ad-Free Music Service Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) introduced the MOG® music service for its line of Logitech® Squeezebox™ players in the U.S. Logitech's collaboration with MOG gives music lovers access to over 13 million songs, custom radio stations, artist-only stations and more, for a more personalized streaming music experience. "MOG is an ideal addition to Squeezebox, thanks to its huge collection of music and easy customization," said Scott Harrington , Logitech's director of product management for streaming music. "You can listen to exactly what you're in the mood for — whether it's a favorite oldie or something brand new." With the Squeezebox, you get access to thousands of Internet radio stations and songs from subscription services such as MOG®, Pandora®, Spotify®, Napster®, SiriusXM and Last.fm™. And with MOG's comprehensive library of music, you'll have access to millions more...
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Nov 7, 2011 Logitech to Hold Analyst and Investor Day on Wednesday, November 9 in New York
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced it will hold an Analyst and Investor Day in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 . Presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time /15:00 Central European Time. The meeting will feature presentations by Logitech executives covering key company initiatives and strategies. A live webcast and replay of the meeting will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN)...
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Nov 2, 2011 Logitech Mini Boombox Brings Great Sound Wherever You Go
Mobile Speaker-and-Speakerphone Combo Lets you Rock Out and Make Calls from Bluetooth-Enabled Devices Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Mini Boombox, a compact sound system for music, movies, games and calls that pairs easily with smartphones, tablets and other Bluetooth®-enabled devices. The Logitech Mini Boombox may be small, but it's big on performance. It features a specially designed acoustic chamber that lets you enjoy great sound with enhanced bass, and the handy speakerphone with built-in mic gives you clear calls in the office, in the car or in the back yard. It's great for phone calls or video chats — alone or with a group. "The Logitech Mini Boombox rises to the occasion to bring an immersive sound experience wherever you go," said Azmat Ali, vice president of tablets and mobile for Logitech. "Now that mobile devices also act as movie theaters, concert stages, game consoles, and conference centers, people want sound quality to match and the...
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Nov 1, 2011 Logitech Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program
Products from Logitech and LifeSize, a division of Logitech , are compatible with key Avaya unified communications (UC) solutions Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced it has been selected by Avaya , a global provider of business collaboration systems, software and services, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program. Additionally, several of Logitech's unified communications (UC) peripherals are now compliant with key UC solutions from Avaya. Logitech's enterprise-class peripherals help businesses take full advantage of the communications platforms and solutions they've deployed by creating the best possible experience for users. In today's new anytime, anywhere office, peripherals play a critical function in equipping the modern workforce with the products they need to be efficient and effective in any environment. Logitech UC peripherals—including the B525, B910 and B990 HD webcams; BSP420-M and BSP420 USB speakerphones (US/Canada only); BH870 wireless Bluetooth...
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Oct 26, 2011 Logitech Announces Second Quarter Results for FY 2012
FREMONT, Calif. - Oct. 26, 2011 and MORGES, Switzerland, Oct. 27, 2011 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2012. Sales for Q2 FY 2012 were $589 million, up 1 percent from $582 million in Q2 FY 2011. Excluding the favorable impact of exchange rate changes, sales declined by 2 percent year over year. Operating income was $23 million compared to $51 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for Q2 FY 2012 was $17 million ($0.10 per share) compared to net income of $41 million ($0.23 per share) in Q2 of FY 2011. Gross margin for the quarter was 33.7 percent, down from 37.3 percent one year ago. Logitech's retail sales for Q2 FY 2012 increased by 2 percent, with an increase in Asia of 22 percent, and a decrease in the Americas and EMEA of 1 percent. OEM sales decreased by 17 percent. Sales for the LifeSize division grew 19 percent. "Our Q2 results are consistent with our expectations and the...
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Oct 18, 2011 Logitech Introduces Gaming Keyboard and Mouse for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Accessories Ideal for Call of Duty Players Who Want Precision and Customization Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Gaming Keyboard G105 and the Logitech® Laser Mouse G9X, specially made for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3. Ideal for power gamers, the new accessories make it easy and fun to customize your path to victory. "The Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 and the Logitech Laser Mouse G9X are perfect for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 enthusiasts who want the best in precision and customization for their gaming experience," said Chris Pate , senior product marketing manager for gaming at Logitech . "Both devices let you jump right into the action with the power to perform complex maneuvers with confidence." Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 The Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 — the official keyboard of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — lets you play long into the night with military-style, night-vision green LED backlighting. Featuring six programmable G-keys,...
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Oct 4, 2011 LifeSize to Bring Enterprise-Class Video Conferencing to iPhone 4S
LifeSize ClearSea adds immediate iOS 5 support, enables anytime, anywhere enterprise video calling on broadest range of devices LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), today announced that LifeSize® ClearSea™ (formerly Mirial ClearSea), an enterprise-class desktop and mobile video conferencing platform, now supports iOS 5 and will soon feature support for the new iPhone 4S. Users will be able to instantly connect from any iPhone, including iPhone 4S, to any standards-based video conferencing system. Since Logitech's acquisition of Mirial in July, LifeSize has been working to extend open, interoperable video collaboration solutions to anyone, anywhere, on any device. LifeSize leads the industry in bringing enterprise-class mobile video to market and driving adoption, with video calling apps available today for a wealth of iOS and Android-based mobile devices from Apple, Dell, Google, HTC, Motorola and Samsung . As a result, LifeSize is now the only vendor in the...
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Sep 21, 2011 Logitech Revises FY 2012 Outlook Following Completion of Detailed Business Assessment
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today revised its outlook for Fiscal Year 2012, ending March 31, 2012 , as a result of a detailed business assessment conducted over the last several weeks. Based on the current economic environment in mature western markets, and the Company's current product offering, Logitech expects to deliver revenue of approximately $2.4 billion and operating income of approximately $90 million for this fiscal year. The gross margin for the full year, which factors in the very low margin previously reported for Q1, is estimated to reach approximately 33 percent. Gross margin in both Q3 and Q4 is expected to be well above the full year average. "Over the past several weeks after I resumed my CEO position, we conducted an in-depth assessment of the state of our business for Fiscal Year 2012 and beyond," said Guerrino De Luca , Logitech chairman of the board and acting president and chief executive officer. "I am disappointed that our revised Fiscal...
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Sep 20, 2011 Logitech Harmony Link to Enable One-Touch Control of Home Entertainment System from iPad
Harmony Link Also Transforms iPhone, iPod touch and Android Smartphones into Full-Featured Remote Control With thousands of TV channels and seemingly unlimited choice of shows and movies, getting to the content you are looking for is often a challenge as you navigate among programming guides and juggle multiple remotes to control your home entertainment system. With this in mind, today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled Logitech Harmony® Link, a small device designed to fit in next to your TV and media electronics and communicate over Wi-Fi® with the free Logitech Harmony Link App for iPad®. After setup, the Logitech Harmony Link and the Logitech Harmony Link App work together to let iPad users browse a personalized schedule of their favorite shows, channels and genres to find something good to watch and — with one touch — turn on all the right devices and tune to the right channel. "Logitech Harmony Link extends our vision of removing barriers between people and their...
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Sep 14, 2011 Logitech Expands Lineup of Accessories for Smartphones and Tablets
New Products Help You Get the Most Out of Your Entertainment Experience Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today unveiled two new accessories that enhance your tablet or smartphone entertainment experience: the Logitech® Wireless Headset and the Logitech® Wireless Boombox. These latest additions to Logitech's lineup of tablet-focused accessories let you extend the entertainment experience you love on your tablet, throughout your home and on the go. "Consumers are at the heart of all the tablet and mobile accessories we're creating," said Azmat Ali , Logitech vice president of mobile and tablet products. "We know people love their iPads and Android tablets. One of the things they do most is use them to enjoy entertainment content — whether that's watching a movie on Netflix, sharing music, or listening to an audio book on the go. Our lineup of accessories has an option for everyone that can make entertainment even more enjoyable." Highlights of these new accessories include: Logitech...
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Sep 13, 2011 New Logitech Wireless Touchpad Lets You Point, Scroll and Swipe with Ease
Multi-Touch PC Device Makes it Easy to Go Wherever You Want on the Web Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Wireless Touchpad, making it easy to point, scroll and swipe your way to wherever you go on the Web — and beyond. With multi-touch navigation and intuitive, gesture-based controls, the Logitech® Wireless Touchpad lets you navigate your computer naturally. The large touch surface gives you plenty of room to let your fingertips do the clicking. And since there are no cords, there's no clutter and no hassles. Just put the touchpad anywhere on your desk or tabletop, insert the plug-and-forget Logitech® Unifying receiver into your computer's USB port and let the fun begin. Plus, the receiver stays in your computer and enables you to easily connect up to five other compatible devices. "The Logitech Wireless Touchpad is perfect for people who want to surf the Web in a more fun and natural way," said Rory Dooley, Logitech's senior vice president and general...
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Sep 7, 2011 Logitech Shareholders Re-Elect Two Board Members, Approve Resolutions at Annual General Meeting
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) announced that at its annual general meeting held here today, the Company's shareholders re-elected to Logitech's board of directors Matthew Bousquette , chairman of the board of EGI Holdings LLC and Richard Laube , chief executive officer of Nobel Biocare Holding A.G . The shareholders also approved all other resolutions put before them. About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Logitech, the Logitech logo,...
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Aug 24, 2011 Logitech Unveils Two New Tablet Accessories That Let You Work and Play Smart
Introducing the Logitech® Joystick for iPad® and the Logitech® Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad® 2 Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled two new accessories that help you make the most of your tablet. The Logitech® Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad® 2 is the ideal tool for comfy, on-the-go typing, and the Logitech® Joystick for iPad offers more accurate, immersive game play. Moving tablet use beyond the traditional touchpad strokes, both devices empower you to interact with your iPad more efficiently, extending your tablet experience into the world around you. "Many people are using tablets in ways that require more than fingertip scrolling, pointing and pressing on the touchpad," said Azmat Ali, Logitech vice president of mobile and tablet products. "Whether you're typing notes, emailing, or playing games, both devices greatly extend flexibility when it comes to creating content or enjoying entertainment." Highlights of Logitech's new iPad tablet accessories: Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard...
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Aug 18, 2011 Logitech Introduces Gaming Mouse G300 for PC Gamers
Ambidextrous Design Delivers More Power and More Control for Hours of Play Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled the latest addition to its acclaimed G-Series gaming products, the Logitech® Gaming Mouse G300. Designed to give PC gamers an advantage over the competition, the mouse features nine programmable controls, letting you move keyboard commands to buttons that are in easy reach. Additionally, the Logitech® Gaming Mouse G300 lets you store up to three game or player profiles in the mouse's onboard memory, so you can run the mouse without software or even move it between computers without having to reconfigure each time. User-configurable lighting assigns one of seven colors to each profile, so you can easily see which profile you're using. Plus, the mouse's sculpted, ambidextrous shape is equally comfortable in either hand. "The Logitech® Gaming Mouse G300 is perfect for PC gamers who want intelligent features that give them real benefits in-game" said Chris Pate,...
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Aug 17, 2011 Logitech Delivers the Power of Light to Mac Users
New Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac is Powered by Light, but Can Operate for up to Three Months in Total Darkness Today, Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) brings the power of light to Mac users with the Logitech® Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac®. With the same award-winning design and feature set as the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750, this newest version — available in multiple colors — makes battery hassles a thing of the past thanks to its onboard solar cells that power the keyboard using ambient light. "We hear from consumers all the time that they want to see more Mac products from us," said Rory Dooley , Logitech senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. "I'm proud to say we've listened, and are excited to offer one of our most innovative keyboards designed specifically for Mac users." Available in five colors — four exclusively for Mac users — the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac is powered by light —...
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Aug 16, 2011 LifeSize HD Video Conferencing Endpoint Solutions Earn DISA JITC Certification
LifeSize bolsters commitment to the U.S. federal market with full suite of universal video collaboration products and solutions now JITC compliant; enters reseller agreement with Avaya Government Solutions LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN) and world leader in HD video collaboration, today announced that its full line of endpoint solutions has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). LifeSize products are now available on the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). The LifeSize® Room™ series, LifeSize® Team™ series and LifeSize® Express™ series of HD video conferencing systems and the LifeSize Networker™ gateway are now fully JITC compliant, with both Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) compliance certification. This compliance enables end-to-end video collaboration for federal customers, allowing high definition video solutions to work in existing...
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Aug 10, 2011 LifeSize HD Video Conferencing Solutions Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"
LifeSize Passport and LifeSize Express 220 are compliant with key Avaya Aura® infrastructure LifeSize solutions enable customers to implement HD video solutions in their existing network infrastructures, reduce costs and minimize complexities LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN) and world leader in HD video collaboration, today announced that its products LifeSize® Passport™ and LifeSize® Express 220™ are compliant with key IP telephony solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration systems, software and services. LifeSize Passport and LifeSize Express 220 help businesses make seamless HD video conferencing calls across the enterprise, extending high quality collaboration capabilities to anyone, anywhere. The applications now are compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with: Avaya Aura® Communication Manager and Avaya Aura® Session Manager with Avaya one-X® Communicator and the Avaya Desktop Video Device (audio only). "At LifeSize, we...
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Aug 2, 2011 Logitech CFO Erik Bardman to Present at Morgan Keegan Technology Conference 2011 in New York
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced that Erik K. Bardman , Logitech senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will present at the Morgan Keegan Technology Conference 2011 in New York on Aug. 9, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 8:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time . A live webcast and replay will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market...
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Jul 28, 2011 Logitech Announces Board Nominees
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced that its board of directors will ask shareholders to approve the re-election to the board of directors of Matthew Bousquette , chairman, EGI Holdings LLC , and Richard Laube , chief executive officer of Nobel Biocare Holding A.G ., at the company's annual general meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sept. 7, 2011 . Logitech's annual report, invitation and proxy statement for the annual general meeting is available on Logitech's website at http://ir.logitech.com. The materials for the meeting will be mailed to Logitech registered shareholders in early August. About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the...
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Jul 27, 2011 Guerrino De Luca Assumes Acting CEO Role at Logitech
Gerald P. Quindlen Steps Down as Logitech President and CEO Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced that Gerald P. Quindlen has stepped down as the company's president and chief executive officer and resigned from the Board of Directors. Company Chairman Guerrino De Luca has taken on the additional role of acting president and chief executive officer, a role that Mr. De Luca held with the company from 1998 to 2008, prior to becoming chairman of the board. Logitech has initiated a search for a long-term president and chief executive officer. "On behalf of the entire board of directors and employees, I wish to thank Jerry for his service and his many accomplishments during his tenure at Logitech," said Guerrino De Luca . "I resume my former role as CEO, on an acting basis, with unwavering commitment to Logitech and strong confidence in the company's future and growth potential." Teleconference and Webcast Guerrino De Luca will participate in Logitech's quarterly...
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Jul 27, 2011 Logitech Announces First Quarter Results for FY 2012
Company Takes $34M Q1 Charge for Planned Price Reduction on Logitech Revue FREMONT, Calif., July 27, 2011 and MORGES, Switzerland, July 28, 2011 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2012. Sales for Q1 FY 2012 were $480 million compared to $479 million in Q1 FY 2011. Excluding the favorable impact of exchange rate changes, sales declined by 4 percent year over year. The Company posted an operating loss of $45 million, compared to operating income of $12 million in the same quarter a year ago. Included in Logitech's Q1 FY 2012 operating loss is a $34 million charge to cost of goods sold due to a planned price reduction on Logitech Revue with Google TV. The net loss for Q1 FY 2012 was $30 million ($0.17 per share) compared to net income of $20 million ($0.11 per share) in Q1 of FY 2011. Gross margin for Q1 FY 2012, reflecting the charge related to repricing of Logitech Revue, was 26.1 percent, down from...
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Jul 20, 2011 LifeSize Introduces LifeSize Passport Connect, Optimized for Cloud Video Conferencing
First product leveraging both Logitech and LifeSize technology shatters price performance barrier as industry's first sub-$1,000 HD video conferencing solution LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), today announced LifeSize® Passport Connect™, an HD video conferencing system optimized for cloud-based platforms with plug-and-play technology and a price that can enable broader deployments for telecommuters and remote offices. LifeSize Passport Connect is the first product that leverages both Logitech and LifeSize technology. Combining features and capabilities from LifeSize® Passport™ , the industry's leading price performance and interoperability endpoint, LifeSize Passport Connect includes a Logitech HD camera and delivers a video and audio experience that's open and interoperable. Today, cloud-based platforms are poised to expand the video conferencing market from the SMB to the enterprise, changing the way businesses use HD video collaboration. LifeSize...
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Jul 20, 2011 Logitech Acquires Mirial
Acquisition of Premier Mobile Visual Communications Provider to Extend LifeSize Video Calling to Mobile Users Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced the acquisition of Mirial, a Milan-based leading provider of personal and mobile video conferencing solutions. Mirial will be integrated into Logitech's LifeSize division. With the acquisition of Mirial, LifeSize now offers a more comprehensive portfolio of universal video collaboration solutions, from conference room endpoints and infrastructure to now including best-in-class desktop, tablet and mobile video calling software. Mirial brings to LifeSize strong leadership in extending open, interoperable video collaboration solutions to anyone, anywhere on nearly any mobile device through Mirial's standalone video software clients for the PC and Mac, client/server enterprise video software solutions, and service provider offerings. Mirial supports a broad range of iOS and Android devices including the iPhone 4, 3GS...
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Jul 20, 2011 LifeSize Connections Merges Simplicity and Performance by Bringing HD Video Conferencing to the Cloud
New infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering enables businesses of all sizes to unlock the quality, productivity and power of HD video collaboration in the cloud LifeSize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced LifeSize® Connections™, a cloud-based HD video conferencing platform that delivers immersive, multiparty communication at enterprise-level quality. LifeSize Connections delivers seamless, encrypted HD video calling across the enterprise — connecting LifeSize video conferencing systems in conference rooms to desktop users on PCs or Mac computers. "For the thousands of organizations sitting on the sidelines waiting to realize the power of HD video collaboration — the wait is over," said Craig Malloy , CEO of LifeSize and Logitech SVP. "LifeSize Connections is a fast, easy way to add and extend HD video collaboration within and outside any enterprise; a benefit that was previously reserved for executive board rooms with a hefty price tag and managed...
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Jul 17, 2011 Logitech Disputes Patent Infringement Claim by Universal Electronics
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today disputed the merit of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) regarding remote control technology. UEI filed suit on seventeen patents against Logitech on Friday, July 15, 2011, rather than continuing license renewal negotiations with the company. Logitech originally entered into a license agreement with UEI in 2004 for certain UEI patents, to settle a lawsuit against Logitech Harmony remotes that was filed by UEI after the independent development of the Harmony remote technology. Logitech declined to renew the license on the same terms because the patents originally subject to dispute had either expired or were licensed during the patent application stage and, after the patents were granted, were determined to be inapplicable to Logitech products. Four of the seventeen patents in the lawsuit were never raised by UEI in the license renewal discussion. Three patents are expired. The remaining ten...
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Jul 12, 2011 LifeSize Supports Universal Video Collaboration with Enhanced Infrastructure Offerings
LifeSize Transit, LifeSize Bridge and LifeSize Control equip organizations with solutions intelligently optimized for their networks LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) (SIX: LOGN), today announced enhancements to several of its infrastructure offerings, including a fully virtualized LifeSize® Transit™ server, 48-way video calling with LifeSize® Bridge™ and expanded multi-vendor interoperability with LifeSize® Control™. These improvements provide customers with a more scalable, open HD video framework that offers the lowest total cost of ownership and unparalleled flexibility to deploy, manage and extend video calling to their entire organization. Today's announcement is the result of LifeSize's relentless focus on building infrastructure solutions that remove the complexity and deployment difficulties customers face. These enhancements allow organizations to truly leverage their investments and fully realize the productivity benefits of video conferencing . These new...
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Jul 11, 2011 Full Suite of LifeSize Endpoints Now Qualified to Interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
LifeSize endpoints provide customers with true UC in many environments LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced an enhancement of its superior video conferencing offerings through full qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Today, all of the LifeSize 220™ Series endpoints (including LifeSize® Team 220™, LifeSize® Room 220™ and LifeSize® Express 220™) and LifeSize® Passport™ are officially qualified within the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 platform. These products are currently on display at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place July 10-14 in Los Angeles. By interoperating with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010, users can now experience seamless video calling across the enterprise to connect from conference rooms, shared workspaces, desktop PCs and mobile platforms. "Once we achieved qualification with our Team 220 system, it was the next logical step to expand...
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Jun 28, 2011 Logitech to Announce First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it will release quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 04:00 Central European Summer Time. There will be a teleconference to discuss these results on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and 14:30 Central European Summer Time. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Logitech corporate website at http://ir.logitech.com. About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company...
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Jun 21, 2011 Logitech Teams Up with GN Netcom on Unified Communications Solutions
Company to Offer Select Jabra Headsets as Part of UC Solutions Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it is teaming up with GN Netcom to fuel the Unified Communications (UC) market. As a first step in their collaboration, the two companies have entered into a distribution agreement under which Logitech will offer select products from the award-winning line of Jabra headsets and speakerphones through distribution channel partners in North America. The two companies also plan to roll out the offering globally as well as collaborate on the development of future audio peripherals for UC. As part of the initial agreement, Logitech will begin offering select Jabra headsets and speakerphones for Unified Communications, beginning in July 2011 . Logitech will offer the Jabra products, which will be co-branded "Logitech powered by Jabra" as part of a portfolio of audio and video business solutions for UC. The products Logitech will be offering are currently...
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Jun 14, 2011 New Logitech HD Webcam Lets You Shoot Video for Mac, PC On the Go
Logitech HD Webcam C615 Couples Fold-and-go Design with HD Video and Cables to Keep You Connected Anytime, Anywhere Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced the portable Logitech® HD Webcam C615 for easy video calling and HD recording on the go — whether you're at a birthday party or on a business trip, on a PC or a Mac. The webcam's fold-and-go design, coupled with autofocus capabilities and a 360-degree swivel rotation, expands the possibilities of what you can capture in full HD video anytime, anywhere. The Logitech HD Webcam C615 marries a simple fold-and-go design with Full HD 1080p video to keep you connected anytime, anywhere. (Photo: Business Wire) So you can better stay in touch with your friends, family and coworkers, the Logitech HD Webcam C615 lets you make video calls in HD 720p on Skype™, FaceTime® for Mac, Logitech Vid™ HD and Windows Live™ Messenger, as well as video calls on Yahoo!® Messenger, iChat, AOL® Instant Messenger (AIM®) and other popular instant...
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Jun 8, 2011 Logitech Introduces Multi-Touch Lapdesk
Logitech Touch Lapdesk N600 Features Large, Retractable Touchpad with Multi-Touch Pointing, Swiping, Scrolling So you can browse comfortably — right from your lap — today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Touch Lapdesk N600, featuring a large touchpad that makes it easier than ever to point, scroll and swipe your way through the Web. "We've seen people using everything from pillows to pets to shield their laps from the heat their laptops generate, " said Denis Pavillard , vice president of product marketing for laptop accessories. "Our lapdesks are much more effective and, with the addition of a multi-touch touchpad, you'll get the added capability to more easily move through your favorite content without attaching additional peripherals." The Logitech Touch Lapdesk N600 features a 5-inch, retractable touchpad with multi-touch navigation. You can move the pointer with one finger, scroll using two, and swipe through pages or pictures with three. The multi-layer,...
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Jun 1, 2011 Logitech Unveils New Color Collection
Offers Line of Mice, Keyboards, Webcams, Lapdesks with Juicy Colors, Layered Designs Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today unveiled its latest selection of coordinated, must-have computer accessories, the Logitech Color Collection. A fresh update to one of the company's most popular lines, this new collection features bright, juicy colors and layered designs that make it easy for you to infuse your digital life with a touch of personality. "We're adding a creative twist to our most popular products," said Rory Dooley , Logitech's senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit. "With designs ranging from craft punk to cyber chic, and from homespun to high-def, the Logitech Color Collection lets consumers see how technology can help power human expression without compromising on quality or substance." Designed to transform your favorite computer peripherals into a form of self-expression, the lineup of accessories is inspired by the intersection of...
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May 27, 2011 Logitech Files Annual Report on Form 10-K
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for Fiscal Year 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 27, 2011 . It is available on Logitech's Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . Logitech expects to publish its annual report to shareholders, and its invitation and proxy statement for its 2011 annual general meeting, in late July 2011. About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market...
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May 19, 2011 Logitech Transforms Places You Use Your iPad or Android Tablet with Lineup of Accessories
Introduces Range of Products Including New Logitech Keyboard Case, Logitech Wireless Speaker, Logitech Tablet Keyboard, Logitech Tablet Mouse Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled a line of iPad and Android-based tablet accessories that enable you to make the most of your tablet, no matter how or where you use it. "People love their tablets — the category is growing quickly and is here to stay," said Azmat Ali , Logitech senior director for tablet products. "We've created a great lineup of products for tablet users, and it's just the beginning. Over the coming months you can expect to see additional products for iPad® and Android™ tablets that are designed to help people create, consume and communicate." Encompassing products for both iPad and Android-based tablets, the new lineup from Logitech features a wide range of accessories — from keyboards to speakers — that help create the perfect environment for your tablet. Whether you want to use your tablet to catch up with...
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May 3, 2011 Logitech TV Cam Offers Video Calling on 2011 Skype-Enabled Panasonic VIERA HDTVs
Logitech Teams Up With Panasonic and Skype to Deliver Up To 720p HD Video Calling in the Living Room> Taking another step toward making a video call from the comfort of your couch, Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced the Logitech® TV Cam for Skype™, a plug-and-play TV camera that lets you make and receive high-definition video calls directly from select 2011 Panasonic VIERA Connect™ -enabled VIERA® HDTVs that feature Skype. The Logitech(R) TV Cam for Skype(R) is a plug-and-play TV camera that lets you make and receive high-definition video calls directly from select 2011 Panasonic VIERA Connect(TM)-enabled VIERA(R) HDTVs which feature Skype . The Logitech TV Cam for Skype lets you make and receive up to 720p high definition video calls directly from 2011 Panasonic VIERA Connect-enabled VIERA HDTVs — no computer or software-download is required, just connect to the Internet with at least 1 Mbps upload and download speed to start making HD video calls. Using the...
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Apr 27, 2011 Logitech Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results for FY 2011
FREMONT, Calif., April. 27, 2011 and MORGES, Switzerland, April. 28, 2011 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of Fiscal Year 2011. Sales for Q4 FY 2011 were $548 million, up 4 percent from $525 million in the same quarter last year. Excluding the favorable impact of exchange rate changes, sales increased by 3 percent. Operating income was $3.6 million, a decrease of 87 percent compared to $27.7 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for Q4 was $2.8 million ($0.02 per share) compared to $24.5 million ($0.14 per share) in Q4 of FY 2010. Gross margin for Q4 FY 2011 was 32.8 percent, down from 35.8 percent one year ago. Logitech's retail sales for Q4 FY 2011 grew by 2 percent year over year, with an increase in Asia of 32 percent, an increase in the Americas of 11 percent, and a decrease in EMEA of 17 percent. OEM sales decreased by 10 percent. Sales for the LifeSize division grew 88...
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Apr 19, 2011 LifeSize Extends Video Calling to Skype Users Worldwide
Becomes First Company to Deliver Room -based Video Conferencing Solution with Skype to Business Conference Rooms LifeSize, a division of Logitech (Nasdaq:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), has qualified its LifeSize® Passport™ HD video conferencing product to be the first room-based, business-class video conferencing solution to be plugged into Skype™, adding the ability for LifeSize Passport users to now conduct video calls with Skype users around the world. "This initiative enables Skype to be part of the room-based enterprise video conferencing market. LifeSize is known for its HD telepresence-quality solutions in the enterprise. Now, LifeSize Passport users can easily connect using face-to-face video conferencing with other Skype users worldwide," said David Gurle , vice president and general manager of Skype Enterprise. "With the ‘consumerization of IT' whereby people are bringing Skype into the workplace, more enterprises are looking for synergistic solutions like this that include Skype . We're...
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Apr 7, 2011 Logitech Introduces Case With Built-In Keyboard for iPad 2
Company Teams Up with ZAGG to Deliver First iPad 2 Case Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today unveiled the Logitech® Keyboard Case, delivering type-and-go convenience for your iPad® 2. Smart and sleek, Logitech's first offering designed especially for tablets provides an extra measure of convenience and style, wherever you take your iPad 2. The Logitech Keyboard Case is made of precision-cut aircraft-grade aluminum and features military-grade, high-density padding. The protective case wraps around the iPad 2 to cover the screen and sides. So you can go from Face Time® to e-mail in no time, the Logitech Keyboard Case offers a flexible, folding hinge, which makes it easy to place your iPad 2 in either portrait or landscape mode. And for your convenience, the Logitech Keyboard Case uses Bluetooth® connectivity to pair the included wireless keyboard quickly and easily and the keyboard charges over USB, so you never need to worry about replacing batteries. Offered in Collaboration with...
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Mar 31, 2011 Logitech Lowers Full-Year Outlook for FY 11
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) today announced that it has lowered its full-year outlook for Fiscal Year 2011, ending March 31, 2011 . The company now expects FY 2011 sales in the range of $2.35 to $2.37 billion , down from the previous range of $2.4 to $2.42 billion . FY 2011 operating income is now expected to be in the range of $140 to $150 million , down from the previous range of $170 to $180 million . The projected shortfalls in both sales and profitability are primarily due to weakness in the company's EMEA retail sales region. Logitech has experienced lower than expected demand for its retail products in EMEA from both distribution partners and consumers. Earnings Teleconference and Webcast Logitech plans to announce financial results for Fiscal Year 2011 on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 04:00 Central European Summer Time. The company will hold an earnings teleconference on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 8:30...
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Feb 22, 2011 Logitech CFO Erik Bardman to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference 2011 in San Francisco
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced that Erik K. Bardman , Logitech senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference 2011 in San Francisco on Feb. 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time / 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time . A live webcast and replay will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq...
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Feb 7, 2011 Logitech Publishes Quarterly Report for Q3 FY 2011
MORGES, Switzerland, Feb. 7, 2011 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today published its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2011. The report and Logitech's prior earnings release announcing its Q3 FY 2011 financial results are available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com and on the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market...
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Feb 3, 2011 Logitech CFO Erik Bardman to Present at Stifel Nicolaus Technology and Telecom Conference 2011 in San Francisco
Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today announced that Erik K. Bardman , Logitech senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Technology and Telecom Conference 2011 in San Francisco on Feb. 10, 2011 at 9:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time / 12:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time . A live webcast and replay will be available on the Logitech corporate Web site at http://ir.logitech.com . About Logitech Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global...
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Jan 26, 2011 Logitech Announces Third Quarter Financial Results for FY 2011
Company Delivers Record Revenue, Increases Full-Year Sales Outlook FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 and MORGES, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2011 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2011. Sales for Q3 FY 2011 were $754 million, up 22 percent from $617 million in the same quarter last year. Excluding the unfavorable impact of exchange rate changes, sales increased by 26 percent. Operating income was $76 million, an increase of 30 percent compared to $58 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for Q3 was $65 million ($0.36 per share) compared to $57 million ($0.32 per share) in Q3 of FY 2010. Gross margin for Q3 FY 2011 was 36.0 percent, up from 33.9 percent one year ago. Logitech's retail sales for Q3 FY 2011 grew by 17 percent year over year, with an increase in Asia of 51 percent, an increase in the Americas of 31 percent, and a decrease in EMEA of 1 percent. OEM sales increased by 18 percent....
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