Coretronic Corporation (Coretronic), Taiwan has completed the acquisition of Calibre, a privately held British image processing technology manufacturer based in Bradford, Yorkshire. Coretronic manufactures the largest number of DLP® projectors in the world, and is the ODM supplier to the majority of the world’s Tier 1 DLP projector brands.
Multi-award winning British company, Calibre has over the past tewnty-nine years achieved world recognition providing image scaling and processing technologies for use in broadcast/television, digital cinema, medical, large venue projection, LED videowalls. Calibre manufactures products under its own brand-names as well as providing products and technology to several market leaders in the Pro-AV market worldwide. The company was established in Hsinchu Science Park in 1992. Coretronic, instead is a DLP projectors, interactive projection system, projection module, LCD backlight module, Touch module, industrial and medical LCD display, commercial LCD display manufacturer in Taiwan. Now it has 17,000 employees throughout its operations across Taiwan, Mainland China, the United States, and Europe.
The acquisition of Calibre expands Coretronic’s technology capability by the addition of its range of HQUltra image processing technology and in-house R&D capabilities. “It reflects Coretronic’s strategy to strengthen its leading position in display and image processing technology with a rich set of capabilities afforded by the Calibre team. This will help Coretronic Group with its plans to further advance in the AV markets as well as to entry into the rapidly expanding Direct View LED display markets,” enthused SY Chen, President at Coretronic, Taiwan. “In particular Calibre will leverage Coretronic Group’s wide reaching sales coverage and growing Pro-AV channel sales, particularly in Asia, North America and Europe.”
Former Calibre CEO, Tim Brooksbank will lead as Managing Director of Calibre UK Ltd, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Coretronic. “We’re delighted to become part of the Coretronic family. We share a common entrepreneurial ethos driven by market development, innovation and above all customer satisfaction.” said Brooksbank.
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