Syntax-Brillian Corporation

Sakar Buys Vivitar
September 25, 2008

Consumer electronics manufacturer Sakar International recently announced the acquisition of the Vivitar worldwide brand name and associated intellectual property from Syntax-Brillian Corporation, the parent company of 70-year-old photographic equipment maker Vivitar Corporation. The acquisition equips Sakar with a well-known camera brand that the company will use to expand its own mass-market camera line, add higher-price camera SKUs, introduce other Vivitar-branded consumer products, and gain overall market visibility. Sakar is a market leader in digital cameras and related accessories to the mass retail channel and a producer of various other technology, toy and consumer electronic products. The company’s current camera products retail from $20 to

Syntax-Brillian Files For Chapter 11
July 9, 2008

The television manufacturer Syntax-Brillian filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, for the purposes of corporate reorganization, the company announced Tuesday. One of the company’s units, the camera brand Vivitar, is not included in the bankruptcy, and will be sold off, the company said. Meanwhile, the company will sell some assets to a newly created company called Olevia International Group, LLC., after Syntax-Brillian’s Olevia TV line. “Following a careful review of all of our alternatives, Syntax-Brillian’s management and Board of Directors - working in close consultation with outside legal and financial advisors - unanimously determined that a sale, expedited through the Chapter 11 process,

SRS Labs Announces HDTV Partnerships
June 11, 2008

SRS Labs announced this week that it has formed partnerships with a trio of HDTV manufacturers to provide them with SRS’ TruSurround XT audio technologies. SRS and Vizio have agreed to a deal in which SRS TruSurround XT technology will be available on the company’s TVs starting this quarter. In a separate agreement, SRS agreed to provide the same technology for Sharp’s Aquos TVs for the European and Asian markets. And in a third deal, SRS agreed to place TruSurround XT in Syntax-Brillian’s Olevia TVs, specifically the 2 Series and 6 Series. “We are excited about this new strategic relationship with one

Sharp, Olevia team Up on LCD Panels
January 18, 2008

The company behind the Olevia brand of flat-panel TVs announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with Sharp to be supplied with LCD panels. Under the terms of the deal, Olevia parent company Syntax-Brillian Corp. will be supplied with 700,000 flat panels from Sharp, in the 32, 37, 52, and 65-inch categories. In addition, Olevia gets the option to purchase the 65” 120Hz LCD panel through September 2008. Exact financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Sharp and to be recognized as one of their technology partners within the LCD TV

Syntax-Brillian Goes Global
August 9, 2006

Syntax-Brillian has expanded its Olevia brand by making deals with new partners in North and South America and Asia. In North America, the manufacturer has signed with Circuit City outlet The Source, Queen City, Digital Delivery Group and Pamida. They’ve also launched a marketing program involving ESPN and other ABC properties which begins in September and will last until March of next year. Grupo-Denim will introduce Olevia LCDs in Venezuela, while a joint venture of Syntax-Brillian and Group Senna of Brazil (Olevia Senna do Brasil) will handle Brazil. South China House of Technology will distribute the brand in mainland China