Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The frequency with which we see that logo has tapered off in the last few years, but the company is still around and it's now a part of gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer. THX was founded by Star Wars director George Lucas in 1983 and the iconic THX Deep Note first appeared before Return of the Jedi.
According to the official statement from THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor, little within the company is changing. Razer says it will keep THX's staff and management and allow it to operate independently, with Ahmad-Taylor staying on and reporting directly to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. The mutual benefit of the purchase seems to be in combining THX's brand name with Razer's global operations. The Verge theorizes that Razer can help the THX brand and business enter the quickly-growing Chinese movie industry.
Razer hasn't confirmed whether we'll start seeing the THX logo on its equipment. Ahmad-Taylor says THX will continue to work with partners to certify things like headphones, Bluetooth speakers, streaming video, set-top boxes, and connected speakers, so THX-certified Razer gear is a possibility. Moving forward, Ahmad-Taylor says that THX intends to branch out into the audio portion of virtual reality as that market grows.
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