Corsair Acquires EpocCam App to Boost Elgato Game Streaming Business

In a surprising move, Corsair, a maker of PC components and PCs, this week announced that it had acquired Kinoni’s EpocCam, a program that transforms Apple’s iPhone and iPad into a feature-rich wireless webcam that can be used to chat, collaborate, stream, and record video. The program will be used to boost Corsair’s portfolio of Elgato-branded products for content creators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

At times, it is strange to see hardware companies buying software assets, but a closer look at what Corsair is today may shed some light on the acquisition rationale. Corsair was established in 1994 to build enthusiast-grade memory modules. Eventually, the company branched out into other computer components, including NAND flash-based products, computer cases, PSUs, coolers, keyboards, and mice. With a broad product portfolio, Corsair transformed into essentially a gaming hardware company and even changed its name from Corsair Components to Corsair Gaming somewhere along the line.