STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and ASUS, one of the world’s leading personal computer and gaming companies, recently announced an audio partnership at the Computex computer show in Taipei, Taiwan.
The partnership will initially provide Harman Kardon audio to ASUS’ new lineup of Ultrabook, Notebook, and Laptop computers and selected computer monitors starting in 2016.The Harman Kardon brand will deliver high quality audio designed specifically for ASUS computers and monitors to provide a premium sound experience for consumers. HARMAN audio engineers worked closely with ASUS to offer a more immersive audio experience, with excellent dynamic range and accuracy. Their joint efforts ensure the end-user will have an audio experience that meets the high standards associated with Harman Kardon.
ASUS Corporate Vice President S.Y. Hsu commented, “HARMAN is the perfect partner for ASUS as both companies are passionate about technology and innovation. The exceptional sound quality from Harman Kardon will take our products to the next level and deliver an incredible experience to our customers. We expect this partnership will help us grow our business significantly.”
“ASUS has a reputation for high performance computers and monitors, and Harman Kardon is a sophisticated brand known for its refined sound and exceptional design, making this an exciting relationship that promises to deliver that rare combination of superior technological, visual and audio capabilities for consumers” said Dave Rogers, Senior VP and General Manager of HARMAN’s Consumer Audio Business Unit. “Audio is a significant factor in consumer electronics and it is often overshadowed by video resolution. ASUS understands the power of sound performance and personalized audio, and consumers will soon see – and hear – the difference, too.”
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.