Top Events That Have Happened Since CEDIA 2014



Top 10 Are Bolded. In order of date they took place.


  • Nest Bought Revolv - Nest acquired the Boulder based company on 2014-10-24 for an undisclosed amount.
  • Co-Founder Eric Smith Left Control4
  • Crestron Launched Pyng - Crestron launched Pyng at last year’s CEDIA to mixed reviews. The home automation software debuted to retail for $599.
  • George Feldstein, founder of Crestron, died on 2014-11-04
  • Zonoff Raised $31.8 million in Series B Investment Round
  • Control4 Bought Extra Vegetables
  • Belden Acquired Cybersecurity Company Tripwire for $710 million
  • Crestron and Savant Settle Their Numerous Lawsuits Out of Court - In 2010 Savant filed a lawsuit claiming that Crestron was guilty of antitrust violations and bullying dealers into rejecting Savant products. Crestron counter-sued. Both parties agreed to settle out of court on 2014-12-16.
  • LIFX Launched Multi-Colored Light Bulb
  • Toshiba No Longer Makes or Sells TV in America
  • Jones’ Brothers Filed Chapter 11 Among Claims of Funding Scams for Soap Inc.
  • Extron Settles With Crestron Over Patent Infringement Lawsuit
  • Control4 Bought Leaf for $9 million - On 2015-01-30 Control4 bought Australian based AV company, Leaf, for $9m in cash.
  • Vivint CEO, Todd Pederson, Spied on Employees on “Undercover Boss”
  • Why Is My Smart Home So Fucking Dumb?
  • ADT Locked Out 19 Employees Seeking Union Contracts
  • Joel Spira, founder of Lutron, dies on 2015-04-08
  • Apple HomeKit - Five HomeKit certified devices launched on 2015-06-02. All of the HomeKit devices work with one another, and the MFi (made for iPad, etc) process for outside companies is demanding.
  • Mark Walters Switched From Z-Wave to ZigBee as VP Strategic Development
  • Went Public - went public on 2015-06-26 and started shares at $14. They sold seven million shares their first day, obtaining a market value of $600 million.
  • Facebook Bought Oculus for $2 billion - Facebook bought Oculus on 2015-07-21. Oculus was owned by Palmer Luckey, aged 22 at the time of the acquisition.
  • Vincent Bruno, Crestron Exec, Landed CEO Position at CEDIA
  • Quirky and Wink Filed Chapter 11 - Quirky, owner of the home automation system, Wink, filed for bankruptcy on 2015-09-22. Flextronics International placed a bid of $15 million to acquire it, and Quirky immediately accepted. 

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