Friday, May 25th 2007

OCZ and PC Power & Cooling Join Forces to Revolutionize Power Management

OCZ today announced immediate plans to bring PC Power & Cooling into the OCZ Technology Group. As a worldwide leader in high performance computer hardware, OCZ acquired PC Power & Cooling to utilize their keen expertise in power management and take the organization to the next level.


This compelling partnership between the two like-minded companies will create a powerful fusion of patented technologies, innovative, high quality PC components, and improved accessibility of premium solutions for customers worldwide. All parties, including the consumer, will benefit from the acquisition; the combined company is now situated to deliver ground-breaking power solutions to meet the growing demand for efficient, high performance components to power the computing needs of gaming, enthusiast, and mission-critical systems builders alike.

"OCZ and PC Power & Cooling are both technology leaders that share a common passion for delivering premium solutions to consumers,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “By bringing these two established companies together we are able to leverage the strengths of each organization and accelerate the development of cutting edge products for a variety of markets. We believe that collectively OCZ and PC Power & Cooling will build on our combined heritage to revolutionize high end computing."

"As an expansion partner, I believe we have found in OCZ the ideal fit for the culture and approach of PC Power & Cooling," said Doug Dodson, founder and CEO of PCP&C. "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. I am excited about the improved accessibility of PC Power & Cooling products and I am confident that our rich tradition of reliability and innovation will continue to strengthen as a part of the OCZ Technology Group."

Building on a shared understanding and mutual enthusiasm for leading-edge computer technology, OCZ and PC Power & Cooling will seamlessly unify to represent the pinnacle of performance. Look for all of OCZ Technology Group's current and future products in its worldwide network of distributors, e-tailers, and retail stores.
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21 Comments on OCZ and PC Power & Cooling Join Forces to Revolutionize Power Management

#1
Wile E
Power User
Sounds interesting. I hope that OCZ actually uses PCP&C's power supply tech, as opposed to just using the name.
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#2
erocker
OCZ bought out PC Power and Cooling, great.:(
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#3
bruins004
Hmm I wonder if this is good or bad.

Hopefully OCZ will once again use quality parts and power management techniques.
Not the other way around since PC Power and Cooling is da best
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#4
EastCoasthandle
OCZ likes module PSUs while PC P&C does not. It will be interesting see their next PSU design.
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#5
zekrahminator
McLovin
Somewhere, Darth Vader is screaming....

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#6
bruins004
by: EastCoasthandle
OCZ likes module PSUs while PC P&C does not. It will be interesting see their next PSU design.
Not all of OCZ's PSUs are modular.
Only 1 series is modular and the other one isnt.

I believe there will still be OCZ and PC Power and Cooling PSUs out there, but they will both be using similar techology and parts.
Hopefully, they go with PC Power and Coolings
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#7
Frogger
Best News I'v read this week
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#8
tkpenalty
I'm frankly surprised... next thing you know PC&PC make a 430W PSU that can power 2 HD2900XTs and have 100% efficiency.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I second all your opinions erocker, eastcoasthandle and bruins. I dont know if this is good or bad. I mean, I like it, cause OCZ makes killer memory products. Perhaps this is good news for them. I hope they just go with PC Power and Cooling really. Get rid of the OCZ Power supply name and stick with the PC P&C
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#10
W1zzard
ocz will keep the pcp&c brand. ocz will focus on gamers and performance segment. highend and ultra high end will still be the pcp&c brand.

ocz's distribution/marketing/sales channels will be used to sell the pcp&c products.

of course they will use their engineering resources
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Thanks for the info W1zzard.
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#12
WeStSiDePLaYa
This is bad for consumer's.

OCZ is definitely showing its focus is entirely dollar based.


Ever since OCZ started branching out into every product group, and pumping out new lines of memory monthly, they have been going downhill in terms of being an enthusiast company.

Now they are buying out competitors.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: WeStSiDePLaYa
This is bad for consumer's.

OCZ is definitely showing its focus is entirely dollar based.


Ever since OCZ started branching out into every product group, and pumping out new lines of memory monthly, they have been going downhill in terms of being an enthusiast company.

Now they are buying out competitors.
really? I thought this was good news, as both companies had different targets - ultra high end, and mid-to-high range. Now the two are combined, PC&C should be able to be made/ship in greater quantities (OCZ's retail channels) as well as sharing tech - PC&C might get cheaper, and OCZ might get better.
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WeStSiDePLaYa
by: Mussels
really? I thought this was good news, as both companies had different targets - ultra high end, and mid-to-high range. Now the two are combined, PC&C should be able to be made/ship in greater quantities (OCZ's retail channels) as well as sharing tech - PC&C might get cheaper, and OCZ might get better.
except OCZ always had high end products that tried to compete.

And now that the next best has been eliminated, they no longer need to put as much effort into beating pcpc.
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
no it hasnt been eliminated - they're continuing business as always, selling PC&C high end PSU's - OCZ wont compete with them, because OCZ own them.

OCZ has had high end stuff, but it was never in the same ballpark as PC&C
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#16
Grings
this is good, as ocz has far better distribution channels, as far as im aware you cant get pcp&c in england anymore (apart from with alienware) dont know about aussie etc though
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#17
OCZTobias
First of all let me identify myself as the Marketing Manager at OCZ Technology.

I appreciate your feedback and comments.

Let me ensure you that we are not going to make any changes to the PC Power & Cooling lineup at all.

The OCZ PSU lineup will also continue to exist and of course benefit from the quality of PCP & C units.

Now we can offer the complete range of solutions from mainstream to
commercial.

PC Power PSU’s
Premium ‐Enthusiasts, Industrial, Customized Solutions, high end Si’s, Server class and mission critical, Dell upgrades)

OCZ PSU’s
(Mainstream – Gamers, modders, enthusiasts, system builders)

/Tobias
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Thanks for that little at ease Tobias. I like some others here, was a little bit hesitant at first. However with great distribution and perhaps a nice discount on parts, Im hoping this merger will lead to the PC P&C being a bit cheaper to purchase.

BTW, Love your guys' memory :)
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: OCZTobias
First of all let me identify myself as the Marketing Manager at OCZ Technology.

I appreciate your feedback and comments.

Let me ensure you that we are not going to make any changes to the PC Power & Cooling lineup at all.

The OCZ PSU lineup will also continue to exist and of course benefit from the quality of PCP & C units.

Now we can offer the complete range of solutions from mainstream to
commercial.

PC Power PSU’s
Premium ‐Enthusiasts, Industrial, Customized Solutions, high end Si’s, Server class and mission critical, Dell upgrades)

OCZ PSU’s
(Mainstream – Gamers, modders, enthusiasts, system builders)

/Tobias
Hey tobias, welcome to TPU. Please stick around, as we'd like an OCZ rep here :D
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I second that notion Mussels.
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#21
niko084
Wow, I just came by this on accident so I searched to make sure someone caught this...

Well hopefully they will keep the high quality of PCPC
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