Today, HP announced that it's buying HyperX, which is a division of Kingston Technology. HP and HyperX have been partners for years, as we've often noted in our OMEN gaming PC reviews. In those devices, the company supplied things like RAM, which came with RGB lighting.
"HyperX is a leader in peripherals whose technology is trusted by gamers around the world and we’re thrilled to welcome their outstanding team to the HP family," said Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc. "We continue to advance our leadership in Personal Systems by modernizing compute experiences and expanding into valuable adjacencies. We see significant opportunities in the large and growing peripherals market, and the addition of HyperX to our portfolio will drive new sources of innovation and growth for our business."
HP has been working to boost its gaming ecosystem for years now with its in-house OMEN portfolio. Indeed, it consists of a lot more than laptops and desktops. It's also got the OMEN Outpost Mousepad that has a wireless charger, the OMEN Photon Mouse that can be charged wirelessly, the OMEN Sequencer Keyboard, the OMEN Mindframe Prime headset that keeps your ears cool, and more. And all of this comes with RGB lighting to complete the peripheral ecosystem. HyperX is going to be another piece of that puzzle.
HP is going to be paying $425 million for the Kingston gaming division, although Kingston is going to keep DRAM, flash, and SSD for gamers and enthusiasts. According to the announcement, this deal should be closed by the end of the second calendar quarter of this year.