SteelSeries snaps up 3D sound firm A-Volute

Date Type Companies involved Size
April 7th, 2020 acquisition SteelSeries Not disclosed
SteelSeries snaps up 3D sound firm A-Volute

Games accessories firm SteelSeries has acquired French audio company A-Volute.

The 3D sound company is best-known for its Nahimic software, which is used on machines from the likes of MSI, Dell and Gigabyte. The deal is set to be closed later in the spring, though the two companies have agreed to not disclose the financial terms.

In a blog post, SteelSeries has said that Nahimic will be able to help the company grow its proprietary SteelSeries Engine.

"With our award-winning innovations that have redefined the gaming audio experience, and our best-in-class SteelSeries Engine software, bringing A-Volute into the SteelSeries family seemed like a natural fit and we are extremely excited about partnering with Tuyen and his team," SteelSeries boss Ehtisham Rabbani (pictured) said.

"With their excellence in audio software, they'll help us improve gamers' audio experiences even further."

A-Volute CEO Tuyen Pham added: "We are incredibly excited to be joining the SteelSeries team. Our focus has always been to create outstanding audio experiences, and we could not think of a better partner than SteelSeries."

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