Razer Inc is a global gaming hardware manufacturing company, as well as an esports and financial services provider established in 2005 in San Diego, California by Singaporean entrepreneur Min-Liang Tan and Robert Krakoff, after securing a large investment from Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and Singapore's Temasek Holdings. The company has dual-headquarters in Singapore and San Francisco, California and has been listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since November 2017.
Razer is considered one of the pioneers of eSports as well as one of the biggest brands in eSports today.Its founder, Min-Liang Tan has been credited as the brain behind , directing and overseeing the design and development of all of its products
It began as a subsidiary of kärna LLC in 1998, created to develop and market a high-end computer gaming mouse, the Boomslang, targeted to computer gamers. Kärna ceased operations in 2000 due to financial issues. The current iteration of was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan, a Singaporean NUS graduate and the brain behind the company and Robert Krakoff after they procured the rights to the brand.
At Consumer Electronics Show 2011, Razer unveiled the Switchblade, a handheld gaming device prototype. At CES 2013, unveiled its Edge gaming tablet computer, which was previously known as Project Fiona. The tablet uses the Windows 8 operating system and is designed with gaming in mind.
At Consumer Electronics Show 2016, Razer has been selected for People's Choice Winner for Blade Stealth Ultra book. The company won the year before for the Forge TV, and this year, it took home the prize for the Blade Stealth Ultra book, a super-slim gaming laptop