HANNspree announced this week that it has moved its North American corporate headquarters down the California coast to Irvine, in Orange County. The previous headquarters had been in Fremont, in the Silicon Valley area; the move took place in March. The move was made, the company said, in order to “better serve HANNspree’s growing community of retailers and consumers.” The company, the U.S. division of HannStar Display Corp., has retail stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Six new widescreen IT monitors are on their way from HANNspree California, the maker of high-end LCD TVs. The company announced Monday that has released the HANNS-G-branded line, which is certified with Windows Vista. The line consists of two 17-inch displays, three 19-inch ones, and one 22-inch display. The products range in price from $159.99 for the two 17-inch products to $329.99 for the 22-inch widescreen 1080p. All of the products in the line boast a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.
Anchor Bay Technologies announced that Craig Soderquist joined Anchor Bay Technologies as chief executive officer. Soderquist succeeds Doug Fealtman, who remains with Anchor Bay as VP/GM of DVDO Systems. In his new role, Soderquist is charged with accelerating the growth of Anchor Bay in the video processing segments of the consumer electronics and semiconductor industries. Soderquist comes to Anchor Bay from Core Networks, Inc. where he was CEO of this privately held company supplying call center management software to the cable and telecommunications markets. Cobra Electronics announced that Sally Washlow has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing-consumer products. In her