HONG KONG, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in China as well as energy saving products and services worldwide, today announced that the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Century Skyway Limited ("CSL"), a private holding company incorporated in Hong Kong, from its sole legal and beneficial owner - Full Linkage Limited (the "Vendor").
CSL is principally engaged in VR device and technologies research and development. Its development center and main researchers are in Shenzhen China. CSL's R&D team has extensive experience and expertise in the VR industry. The R&D team cooperated with Razer to develop Open-Source Virtual Reality ("OSVR") product aimed at VR-Gaming. The OSVR product was on display at the 2017 US CES exhibition in Las Vegas in January, 2017.
CSL develops VR technology and applies them on VR device. CSL's VR technology applies to VR Head-mounted display ("HMD") which can reduce the number of cables needed for a VR signal/data link between HMD and the source unit. It's also use ultrasound to calibrate VR devices' attitude without user's intervention.
Regarding the acquisition of CSL, Mr. Xie Shi Bin, Chief Executive Officer of SGOCO commented, "We are increasing our investment in new information technologies in order to rapidly grow one of our core product segments. We believe this acquisition will accelerate our transition from a traditional computer and flat screen company to a new information technology, 3D and virtual reality technical company. We are excited the new business opportunities brought forth through this acquisition which will help us to generate additional revenue and eventually contribute to sustainable profitability for the Company."
About SGOCO Group, Ltd.
SGOCO Group, Ltd. is focused on product design, brand development and distribution in the Chinese display and computer product market as well as energy saving products and services. SGOCO sells its products and services in the Chinese market and abroad. For more information about SGOCO, please visit our investor relations website: http://www.sgocogroup.com.
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