announced today that they are acquiring Slim Devices, Inc
- the fine folks who brought us Squeezebox and Transporter - for a cool 20 mil in cash. Why, you ask? Guerrino De Luca, Logitech CEO responds: "With the acquisition of Slim Devices, Logitech is building on our foundation of innovation in digital music and home-entertainment control to address an emerging market. Our focus is on people who want to listen to and control their digital music, anywhere in the home. Slim Devices brings expertise in both network-based music delivery and high-quality audio, and a committed community of developers. Slim Devices complements Logitech's existing technology and human-interface strengths, helping to ensure that we can deliver to music lovers the promise of the digital home."
The last time Logitech bought one of the companies whose products I use and like, Harmony - makers of the awesome Harmony universal remotes, I was nervous. But they've done a good job with Harmony and the Harmony products just keep getting better so let's hope the future of Slim Devices is just as promising. They certainly didn't waste any time updating their logo!