We’ve reviewed a few of Scythe’s products here at OCmodshop, and they’ve produced a few decent heatsinks, like the MINE heatsink reviewed here. It’s kind of sad in a way, but that may not affect their business, and hopefully we’ll still be able to buy their products online.
Here’s the official (and short) press release.
Japanese manufacturer Scythe is hereby providing an official statement in regards to the closure of the US branch. Scythe US branch was managed separately from the Scythe Group. As the company which holds the stock of the US office had to close and will undergo restructuring, the Scythe US office inevitably had to close its doors, too. However, the other Scythe offices around the world are not influenced, due to Scythe Group’s head quarter in Japan being a separate company, and will continue business as usual.
In regards to the question about the future of the Scythe business in the US, Co-founder of Scythe Group and current General Manager of Scythe EU branch Shintaro Araki stated: “We plan to either open a new branch office in the US, or contract a main distributor in the near future. For the mean time, Scythe Taiwan sales office will take care of our US channels. Due to the Scythe Group structure, luckily there is no influence on any other Scythe offices.”
Scythe is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CPU coolers, graphic card coolers, fans, fan controllers, power supplies, cases and other PC accessories. Operating since November 2002, is headquartered in Tokyo (Japan) and has offices in Oststeinbek (Germany), Los Angeles (USA) and Taipei (Taiwan).