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HDMI buys Miglia, will no longer be Mac-only

updated 02:30 am EDT, Fri June 15, 2007

HDMI buy Miglia

HDMI Group has announced a buyout of Miglia, a company that makes various Mac-specific peripherals including devices for viewing television on Macs, storage solutions and iChat/Skype-compatible phones. Post-buyout, HDMI plans to expand Miglia's product line beyond Macs to Windows and perhaps other platforms. HDMI says it will continue to provide Miglia customers with sales, pre-sales, technical support, as well as honor any warranties on products purchased prior to this change. Pocket-Lint reports that Avent Bezuidenhoudt, Investment Manager at SEGF (the capital firm backing the buyout), said: "We have high expectations for the growth of HDMI Group and Miglia and we are looking forward to our involvement in the business. Not only does Miglia have an impressive range of innovative products, but the HDMI Group management team has also demonstrated excellent credentials. We look forward to a successful partnership for the future."




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  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    pity

    here comes the slippery slope.

    you start by being an innovative mac only company, you expand into the windows market, at which point you find that your time is taken up completely supporting the windows sales (whether they are significantly more or not). Finally they high a smart-a** no nothing MBA to run the company, who notices most of the staff are spending most of their time working on the windows side of things, at which he cites market forces and promptly discontinues the mac products.

    oh well too bad, I was thinking about buying one of their TV tuners, but I might have to think again.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Time to move on

    Oh well, was nice while it lasted. Quality definately takes a major hit when you starting catering to the wincrap market (unless of course you're Apple Inc)

  1. simonellson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Qualification/Correction

    I'd like to add that Miglia has always made cross platform peripherals, in fact its best selling product, Director's Cut sold almost 10 to 1 Windows to Mac. The remainder of the product line is more than 50% cross platform and in this case I'm reminded of something Steve Jobs recently said "it's handing a glass of ice water to someone in h***" and still iTunes and Safari for Windows are here. The key to Miglia's success has always been Mac first, Mac design, and Mac quality, that will be continued no matter what markets we expand into in the future, should we not offer the same quality to those of a different persuasion?

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Well, now we know...

    ...why ElGato dropped them from the EyeTV family. No way they're going to the dark side.

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