Top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies in the World 2015

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4. Microsoft

Microsoft was founded by William Henry gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Needless to say how Microsoft has dominated people’s lives. Whenever it comes for Software’s and hardware’s, Microsoft has always stood first. Company delivers new products for every consumer and for every industry domain. It engages in manufacturing, selling, and developing new software, consumer electronic goods, and many other accessories.

Company products include operating systems for PCs, servers, mobiles, software development tools, videos games and online advertising. Entertainment and devices segment offers plethora of products for consumers such as XBOX 360, XBOX LIVE, and Kinect for XBOX 360, etc.

Microsoft internet explorer web browser, Windows line of OS and MS Office suite are like the basic operating guidelines for any PC today. Worlds’ largest software maker also provides hardware devices to consumers. Some hardware products include XBOX gaming consoles, Microsoft tablet, etc.

Microsoft has managed its brand through innovative devices and new interactive software and hardware. It has rebranded its products portfolio from time to time. Software giant has also acquired Skype technologies in 2011 for $ 8.5B, its largest acquisition till date. Recently Microsoft has also shown interest in Virtual Reality (Oculus VR).

Sales:  $ 93.3 B

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