Gaming PC manufacturer Voodoo PC has agreed to the acquisition offer of Hewlett-Packard. This was announced by Voodoo founderand Chief Technology Officer Rahul Sood in his blog.The exact details of the acquisition offer were not released yet. The brothers Rahul Sood and Ravi Sood, who is currently the CEO of Voodoo, will be taking new positions within the new game business unit that will be formed in HP’s Personal Systems Group. The duo will be reporting Phil McKinney, the said group’s chief technology officer.
The Voodoo brand is quite recognizable to many PC gamers as it manufactures expensive, high end PCs for gamers and PC enthusiasts. These units often come in very elaborate designs and beautiful cases. Although it operates in a very small portion of the PC market, it actually bring higher margins compared to the mainstream market. It is widely believed that customers of companies like Voodoo (and its competitors Alienware and Falcon Northwest) are seen to be influence peddlers when it comes to less tech savvy friends and relatives.
Early this year, Dell acquired Alienware and absorbed it into the company as a wholly owned subsidiary. The company was hoping to learn more about these high end customers and also take advantage of the higher profits that are earned in the segment. In the weeks before the acquisition, Sood had predicted the deal after he had a conversation related to acquisitions with Dell Chairman Michael Dell.
The Dell – Voodoo deal is expected to be closed in November according to statement released by Hewlett Packard.
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