OCZ has announced it has acquired American supplier of power supply units PC Power & Cooling. Originally founded in 1985, PC Power & Cooling has been a frontrunner in ultra high-performance power supplies and cooling solutions for the enthusiast. OCZ aims to expand its product line through the acquisition, increase its R&D resources, and establish the organization as the leading provider of power-supply solutions. OCZ plans to combine the current product lines of both companies immediately after the acquisition is complete and make PC Power & Cooling's products available worldwide through its distribution channels. PCP&C's current line of power supply units will become the new line of high-end OCZ power supplies. Despite the acquisition, the power supplies will still maintain their PCP&C branding.
The acquisition will also result in a change in management for OCZ. The founder of PCP&C, Doug Dodson will move into the position of Chief Technology Officer at OCZ which was previously jointly filled by OCZ CEO Ryan Peterson and OCZ vice president of technology development Michael Schuette. Regarding his new position, Doug Dodson said "In my new role as Chief Technology Officer, I will focus on maintaining PC Power's lead in proven ultra high-performance with the Turbo-Cool line, and in value and quiet computing with the Silencer line, as well as provide guidance for the continuing improvement of OCZ's power management solutions."
News source: DailyTech