Akitio joins OWC

Brea, CA - January 3, 2019 / ‐‐ AKiTiO, a premier manufacturer of Thunderbolt products as well as a developer of integrated software, is proud to announce that it has joined with Other World Computing to become part of OWC’s family of technology brands. OWC’s Woodstock facility will serve as worldwide headquarters for all OWC brands including Akitio, and the Akitio California and international teams will continue at their current locations. Management was quick to announce that customer support will remain first class for all existing lines including the award-winning support now behind Akitio brand products. All warranties will be honored as provided in the original purchase.

“This acquisition gives us the opportunity to strengthen our core prosumer lineup and market reach with photography, video and music pros with some really exceptional new offerings,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder & CEO. “Our product lines and brands are quite complementary, with Akitio bringing a strong reputation in the Windows space and segments like performance gaming, AR/VR, high- end creative strengths to our base. I see tremendous opportunities ahead for our team and our customers.”

About Akitio

Established in 1992, Akitio specializes in the design, development and manufacture of premium, high-quality external computer storage products and accessories with an emphasis on Thunderbolt technology. Akitio products are PC, Mac, and Linux compatible. Akitio also develops its own product-testing software, as well as software for simultaneous data duplication, screen shots, and security checks to streamline DIT workflow. The complete line of Akitio products can be found at www.akitio.com.

About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded by Larry O’Connor when he was 14 years old in 1988, is dedicated to helping tech enthusiasts and industry professionals do more and reach higher. Our trusted storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions enable creative professionals, producers, educators and government entities to get the most out of their technology investments, protect valuable digital assets and expand their hardware’s capabilities to keep up with the demands and evolution of their work. OWC features an award-winning technical support team that is on hand 24/7 as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step installation and support videos. In everything we do at OWC, we believe in making a better world where technology inspires imagination, and everything is possible. More information can be found at www.owc.com.